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Beyond the Riverwalk: San Antonio Working to Honor Many Histories in its Parks

This article by Raj Mankad was originally published by The Dirt on March 21, 2017. Follow Rice Design Alliance‘s publications and events about living in floodplains at #H2Ouston and #SyntheticNature. San Antonio’s historic downtown is the main draw for a tourism industry with a $13 billion impact. The history is about as thick as it […]

03.31.17 Landscape
Other Cities
Place
Public Space
Urban Planning

Watershed Urbanism: Shoal Creek’s Infrastructural Future

This article by Jack Murphy is the second of a two-part series on flood management. Read the previous article here. Follow our publications and events about living in the floodplain at #H2Ouston and #SyntheticNature. These days, Shoal Creek starts artificially: Its headwaters, a mix of runoff and piped spring water, gather in manmade holding ponds […]

03.30.17 Environment
Infrastructure
Other Cities
Urbanism

Artificially Natural: On the Transformation of Austin’s Waller Creek

This article by Jack Murphy is part of a series on flood management in advance of RDA’s H20uston architecture tour, March 25 and 26. Follow our publications and events about living in the floodplain at #H2Ouston and #SyntheticNature. Austin is setting a new standard for flood management as urban design, and Houston would do well […]

03.24.17 Environment
Urban Planning

Landscape and City Building are Inseparable: An Introduction to Cite 99

This is the introduction to the new issue of Cite (99), which is now available. OffCite’s Synthetic Nature series supplements the new issue. Use the hashtag #SyntheticNature to view related content on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Landscape and city building are inseparable — that may seem obvious, but we like to think of “nature” as […]

01.19.17 Cite Magazine
Landscape

Evelyn’s Park: Bellaire’s First Front Yard

Follow OffCite’s Synthetic Nature series that supplements the forthcoming issue of Cite (99). Use the hashtag #SyntheticNature to view related content on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Opened in 1910, Teas Nursery occupied a healthy 5-acre lot at the intersection of Bellaire Boulevard and Newcastle Drive for nearly a century, until the Teas family sold the […]

01.04.17 Design

“There is no one nature”: A Conversation with Emma Marris

Follow OffCite’s Synthetic Nature series that supplements the forthcoming issue of Cite (99). Use the hashtag #SyntheticNature to view related content on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Allyn West: When we think about “nature,” you argue, we tend to think about “pristine” landscapes ostensibly free from human interference or intervention. You call this “the Yellowstone model,” […]

12.19.16 Environment
Landscape

The Kingwood Greenbelt: Houston’s First Greenways

Follow OffCite’s Synthetic Nature series that supplements the forthcoming issue of Cite (99). Use the hashtag #SyntheticNature to view related content on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. As the Houston Bike Plan inches closer to approval by the city, now might be a good time to review all that it entails. For those who rarely venture […]

10.31.16 Place