Cornfields: The New Landscape Frontier
Designer in Residence Katy Kraszewska discusses how landscape architects are seldom involved in designing the landscape most responsible for sustaining us.
Before the City, there was the Sand
This November, a team of University of Illinois students won an American Society of Landscape Architecture (ASLA) award for a research project that addresses urban flooding in Calumet City near Chicago.
Weathering the storms: How one team of Illinois researchers is addressing urban flooding
Landscape Architecture professor Mary Pat McGuire shares her vision for addressing urban flooding in a new article
Technology Undermines the Restorative Benefits of Nature
We know that spending time in nature brings restorative benefits, but does it still provide the benefits if we are using technology?
What Houston Is Learning About Underground Tunnels To Mitigate Flooding
Professor Mary Pat McGuire was recently interviewed by NPR’s Houston bureau about the flood mitigation tunnels in Chicago and alternative approaches.
Disrupting the Surface of a City
Professor Mary Pat McGuire has a different approach to Chicago's rain problem. Instead of whisking the rainwater away, could it be valued as a resource?