Most read articles on WLA in 2018

WLA has published a great variety of articles including op-editorials during 2018 and these are the most read articles from this year.

How can we better promote landscape architecture?
In this op-editorial piece by WLA Editor Damian Holmes, he seeks to address the issue of the lack a recognition of landscape architecture profession and how landscape architects can better promote the profession.

Four design teams unveil concepts for Detroit`s West Riverfront Park 
Four concepts were unveiled by four principal firms include Gustafson Guthrie Nichol (GGN), Hood Design Studio (HDS), James Corner Field Operations, and Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA). Ultimately teh design competition was won by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates in April.

MIT team release design guidelines as a solution for urban storm flooding
An interdisciplinary team of engineers and urban planners at MIT has now developed a solution: multifunctional urban stormwater wetlands and ponds that seamlessly integrate the control and cleaning of stormwater with ecological and recreational benefits.

LA+ JOURNAL announces winners of Competition to redesign Central Park
LA+ JOURNAL Winners were announced for the design competition providing ideas for the future of the world’s most iconic public spaces in the face of growing inequality and runaway climate change?

Beyond Management: Stormwater as Asset on the Urban Campus by Laura Marett from Sasaki  

Laura Marett from Sasaki looks at how cities can look to solve the two-directional flooding challenges of gradual sea level rise or more frequent flooding of rivers, and localized flash-flooding due to erratic weather patterns, rapid urbanization, and increased impervious surfaces. “While there is no “silver bullet” that will reverse the effects of climate change, designers can help plan ahead for handling more water in our cities by working with private and public land-holders who promote more sustainable design and development.”

About Damian Holmes 3312 Articles
Damian Holmes is the Founder and Editor of World Landscape Architecture (WLA). He is a registered landscape architect (AILA) working in international design practice in Australia. Damian founded WLA in 2007 to provide a website for landscape architects written by landscape architects. Connect on Linkedin at