Holding Our Ground
Author: Niall Kirkwood Landscape Architecture Magazine, February 1996
"Many contemporary landscapes are deteriorating at an alarming rate. Can a study of the causes of failure help the profession avoid making the same mistakes repeatedly? The subject of failure in landscape architecture, although increasingly pertinent, is rarely discussed among landscape architects."
This article published in the monthly journal of the ASLA introduced the ideas of permanence, durability, and change at the detail level and proposed a new approach to the study, evaluation, and criticism of the contemporary designed landscape.