4 Innovative Urban Landscape Projects From Around the World

From embassy grounds in London to a neighborhood park in Detroit, these projects highlight how landscape projects are now tackling myriad social and spatial challenges.

The Regenstein Learning Campus at the Chicago Botanic Garden—finally grown in after its completion at the end of 2016—emphasizes discovery and activity through its open-ended program. Courtesy Kate Joyce

Though often on the tip of architects’ tongues, landscape often remains snubbed or misunderstood within design. But it’s hard to ignore the rising profile of landscape architecture, which is increasingly called upon to address a range of urban spatial and social issues. Here, to kick off the summer, we survey four new projects that give something back to city dwellers. The landscapes differ in context and approach, but like a lot of good architecture, they engage and deepen urban connectivity.

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