Urban Planning for Healthy Cities   Cities are often viewed as unhealthy and unwelcoming places. Many of the most famous works of English language literature are based in hellish Victorian city scapes and modern Science Fiction frequently references dystopian future cities. Despite this...

Explaining Sustainable Landscaping The buzz word of the moment is sustainability, but what does this really mean and how does it relate to the business of landscaping? On a basic level, sustainability can be defined as the ability to exist constantly.  What this...

More Americans than ever live in urban areas - up to 82% according to World Bank statistics [1]. Big city living has a range of benefits, but residents need to be mindful of their health, as it is all too easy...

Erosion control is a constant concern for landscape architects when designing new projects. Water is a powerful natural force and flowing water from rainfall or even irrigation can cause a number of problems. Without being properly controlled, water will flow down slopes,...

Across North America and globally, governments have begun to acknowledge the importance of permeable surfaces. Most towns and cities now actively incentivize the use of permeable surfaces in new public and private projects, and some have even begun to mandate the...