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To Save Water on Lawns, Throw Some Shade

July 14, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Sensors, Water

How much water does your lawn really need? A University of Utah study re-evaluated lawn watering recommendations by measuring water use by lawns in Los Angeles. The standard model of turfgrass water needs, they found, lacked precision in some common urban…

Preferences for Changing Landscape Color and Complexity Determined

December 29, 2015 - in Corporate, Planning

AMBLER, Pa.—In temperate climates the colors and appearance of plants and trees change throughout the year. A study in the October 2015 issue of HortTechnology…

Largest Dam Removal in U.S. History Scientifically Characterized

February 18, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Water

SEATTLE, Feb. 17, 2015 — The effects of dam removal are better known as a result of several new studies released this week by government, tribal and…

Topcon Technology Used to Create Planned National Mall ‘Facescape’

August 28, 2014 - in Corporate, Modeling

Topcon Positioning Group announces its technology and assistance will be used for the creation of a large-scale landscape portrait planned for the National Mall. Artist Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada is commissioned by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery…

Indigenous Peoples Getting Involved in Urban Planning

January 3, 2014 - in Planning

Ryan Walker is an author and editor of a recently released book, Reclaiming Indigenous Planning, which explores how Indigenous peoples are becoming more involved in the planning of urban communities. "Indigenous peoples have been here the longest, but their…

Seattle Plans New Food Forest

May 23, 2013 - in Environment

Seattle’s vision of an urban food oasis is going forward. A seven-acre plot of land in the city’s Beacon Hill neighborhood will be planted with hundreds of different kinds of edibles: walnut and chestnut trees; blueberry and raspberry bushes; fruit trees,…