Endeavour Has Landed

This is an update of the previous post: “Space Shuttle Lands on 400 Trees”

Last weekend the space shuttle Endeavour made its way home from, well…space, to LAX, and ultimately, the California Science Center near downtown Los Angeles. It was a once in a lifetime event for Los Angeles residents to get an up-close view of an amazing feat of human ingenuity and science from their sidewalks. Angelenos are familiar with seeing feats of human ingenuity from their sidewalks, most including gridlock and fender benders, but this was different.

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Letter to the Editor…sort of

Tomorrow is a big day for downtown Los Angeles. For the first time in decades a new public open space…no, scratch that…a new PARK will open in the Civic Core. The difference between open space and park is significant in this case. The Grand Park is not associated with a building project. There is no architectural program, no parking structure, no entertainment venue, government agency or earthquake rehab from which it has grown. This is a good, old fashioned park smack dab in the middle of downtown! Midwestern colloquialisms seem appropriate for this post, don’t they? After all, we’re measuring a public green space in acres and not square feet for once.

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Lessons From NYC

The new mayor of Los Angeles, city leaders and Rec & Parks should look to Mayor Bloomberg and the City That Never Sleeps for open space planning inspiration. But an initiative such as this is not only about developing green open space and job opportunities for landscape architects, planners, contractors, and maintenance divisions but about building community – specifically healthy communities.

http://dirt.asla.org/2012/07/18/parks-are-the-foundation-for-new-york-citys-future/

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Secret Gardens in Los Angeles

Curbed LA is an amazing blog connecting its readers to the best and brightest in real estate development, community projects, architecture and landscape architecture. So imagine my surprise finding a project I designed listed in a recent post about amazing urban landscape spaces in Los Angeles.

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This Is the Beginning

Welcome to April 2012! Yes, it’s April Fool’s Day, but this is no foolin’…..this is the real deal. I’ve been living and working in Los Angeles for over 10 years and I am excited begin my new path – Duane Border Design.

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