The Eye Is a Door
A series of clear essays and suites of superb photographs ... an aid to understanding and living intensely. LAURIE OLIN
The Eye Is a Door begins a new conversation in a time when media are being invented, redefined, and combined. Anne Whiston Spirn speaks to us in a unique and magical convergence of images and words seen from an entirely new perspective, and invites us to join the conversation. I promise you, it is not one to miss. WILL STEACY
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Buried River, Opened Lives
People who have participated in the West Philadelphia Landscape Project over the past three decades tell stories of how the project changed their lives, schools, and communities. What they have to say is revelatory. Their stories are captured in this series of short videos.
The Granite Garden eBook and Website
A new edition of the book that the American Planning Association has called one of the âessential booksâ of the past century, which âtouched off the ecological urbanism movement.â This expanded electronic edition features new cases and reflects on changes since the original publication in 1984. Priced at $4.99. The new website features successful cases that are searchable by keywords.
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Philadelphia Green Schools: Green Schools, Thriving Neighborhoods
Students in my Ecological Urbanism seminar at MIT propose a model program for Philadelphia, which integrates stormwater management and environmental restoration with neighborhood transformation and with education and empowerment of youth.
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Ecological Urbanism: A Framework for the Design of Resilient Cities
This overview identifies fundamental concepts and principles to advance the practice of ecological urbanism as a means to achieve cities that are more life-sustaining and more resilient, and less costly to build and maintain.
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Marnas: A Journey through Space, Time, and Ideas
This new website enables the visitor to embark on a series of journeys through space and time at Marnas, the garden of master landscape architect Sven-Ingvar Andersson. Hundreds of photographs taken over the past fifty years along with Anderssonâs own writings on theory and practice provide a window into the dialogue between ideas and place.
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