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Lighting an Urban Oasis

In the 1800s, the great landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead recognized that access to open lawns, pathways, water, and groves of trees was a critical element of wellbeing for people living in cities; places which were often crowded, unhealthy and polluted. He revolutionized park development and landscape design in America, creating some of our most
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Spotlight on: Canyons

Slot canyons – narrow, tall channels carved through otherwise solid rock – can be found anywhere in the world but are particularly numerous in Arizona and Utah. Formed over millennia by water and wind, these elegant, winding gorges in the earth are nature at its finest, and an iconic symbol of the American Southwest. What
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A Polluting Industrial Relic Transformed into a Model of Sustainability

What happens when you mix an abandoned industrial site, thoughtful design and stunning harbor views? You get an award-winning community space; a model for cities looking to combine green design with multi-use public areas. Meet the Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. What was once a desolate, inaccessible landscape of
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Important Considerations for Lighting a Bridge

There has been a welcome momentum in improving pedestrian access throughout the built environment.  From simple rights-of-way connecting disparate pedestrian thoroughfares through cities, to the increasing presence of shared-use paths on highways, we have entered an age where the sole focus is no longer just automobiles; all travelers are considered. Relatedly, designers are interested in
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