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Oct102017

Aven's Village at Island Grove Regional Park

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Inclusive Playground Includes MusicLandscape Architecture by the City of Greeley Musical instruments are located at ground level for easy access for children of all ages at Aven's Village in Greeley, Colo. In the sound garden, towering "Contrabass" chimes provide resonant tones while five tuned d...

Aug222017

Enhancing the Retail Experience Through Streetscape Detailing

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King of Prussia Town Center at the Village at Valley ForgeLandscape Architecture by LandDesign, Inc.  Opened in summer 2016, the King of Prussia Town Center development was designed by the landscape architecture firm LandDesign, Inc. The 20-acre downtown area is part of a 122-acre master planned c...

Jul252017

Putting Biotechnology to Work Cleaning Polluted Land

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  Tests Focus on Heavy Metals Contamination In North America, the term brownfield is used to describe sites with suspected or known pollution due to hazardous waste. Many sit unused for decades because of the high cost of returning them to land that is safe to redevelop.   Mopping up sites con...

Jul192017

Reclaiming A Forgotten Piece of Land

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Reclaiming A Forgotten Piece of LandEmpty Lot Transformed Into Usable Public SpaceBy Andrew Soto, LASN Walnut Hills, a neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio, is one of the city's oldest hilltop neighborhoods. When an area of the city needed some attention, the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation ste...

Jun212017

Creating a Space for Community

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      At the center of Delaware Technical Community College's Stanton campus, Sikora Wells Appel gave new life to a 13,000 square foot courtyard. The renovations were completed in spring 2016. The upper patio area has metal barstool seating adjacent to the stainless steel railing that was cust...

Jun212017

An App to Help Detect EAB

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The free app is available for most Android and Apple devices. Search the app store for "ash tree." The Colorado State Forest Service has partnered with the Colorado State University Extension to release a mobile app to help users determine if their tree is at risk for infestation from the emerald...

Jun142017

IA Announces Smart Irrigation Month 2017

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  Smart Irrigation Month serves as the showcase month to promote the social, economic and environmental benefits of efficient irrigation technologies, products and services in irrigation. The Irrigation Association, for the 13th year in a row, is celebrating Smart Irrigation Month this July. ...