Landscape Notes is a forum for sharing information and insights about parks, gardens and the public realm.
The site provides observations and information about landscapes in the Boston metropolitan area, where I live and work, as well as places explored through travel and participation in international cultural landscape initiatives. It is informed by my experiences working as a landscape architect, urban planner, landscape historian and writer.
Book reviews, op-eds, essays and feature-style pieces about parks, gardens and the public realm including streetscapes, plazas, markets, and urban forests will be included, with a focus on green infrastructure and contemporary issues. Unless noted, I will only write about places I have visited and use my own images.
Why Landscape Notes? For me, a note contains an idea that can be explored further, encouraging inquiry. I hope that by reading about the places and ideas that interest me, your curiosity will be piqued and that you will think about and experience landscapes in a new way.
I welcome your feedback and comments.