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2014 ASLA Awards
The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has announced the 2014 Professional and Students Awards as well as the 2014 Honors Awards. Read more.

A City's Centerpiece
After a severe earthquake, the citizens of Atascadero, CA, took stock and decided to restore the historic City Hall to its original 1918 appearance. Read more.

Traditional Building Conference in Princeton, NJ
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The Placemaking Handbook
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Come Mingle with the Lions of Classicism
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Lessons From The Palladio Awards Jury
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The Garden City in Italy and Abroad
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Dealing with Snow and Ice Dams in Traditional Roof Systems
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