The Top 10 Landscape Architecture Websites for 2013

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This headline was aimed at LA’s but I know a lot of LD’s haunt the same sites and look at the same information. Even though the focus of the disciplines is different in the end we are looking for the same kind(s) of information, inspiration, and on-topic cultural themes.

I am quite familiar with some of these sites in the top 20 and know very little to nothing about others, so searching through this list will be of great interest to me, in looking at what else is happening around the country, and maybe even the world.

The opening paragraph from the article

On August 28, 2012 we released the Top 20 International Landscape Architecture Websites 2012. Now, the time has come to create a new list for 2013.  This year’s Top 20 lists forurban planning and architecture were released on July 1st and we were excited to see a mix of sites from last year’s lists, as well as some new names joining the ranks. With that being said, who do you expect to find on this year’s list? We have searched through the world-wide web, near and far, to compile a brand new list that reveals where Landscape Architects are receiving and sharing information. With the help of Alexa International RankingsGlobal Site Plans found this select group to be the Top 20 International Landscape Architecture Websites for 2013. The immediate stand-out is Places, which has held onto the top spot two years in a row. Land8 and Landscape Online are the only other sites that have remained in the top 10 since last year. We can bid farewell to The Garden Landscape Guide,Sustainable Design and Development Blog, which all held high rankings last year but have completely dropped out of this year’s Top 20. Several sites that did not even make the top 20 last year now hold high rankings. But that is enough of an overview from us. Take a look at this year’s updated list and find out where the Landscape Architecture community is getting their news.

Where Landscape Architects Go: The Top 10 Landscape Architecture Websites for 2013 – And Coverage of the Top 20 | The GRID | Global Site Plans.

1. Places / / @PlacesJournal

Last year’s number one ranked landscape architecture website has captured this position once again. This non-profit is an interdisciplinary journal that began as a printed journalwhen it was founded in 1983 by faculty from MIT and Berkeley. It moved into the online world in 2009 and has continued to pursue its goal of promoting sustainable landscapes through research, advocacy and public outreach. Places Journal is published by the Places Journal Foundation in collaboration with the Design Observer Group and is supported by anetwork of North American and European universities. The site publishes essayspeer-reviewed scholarshipmultimedia and even poetry and fiction. Places encourages site visitors to submit these works, as long as they follow the editorial and submission guidelines. If you are interested in getting more involved, you can create an account, which will allow you to comment on articles and sign-up to receive their newsletter.

2. Landscaping Network / / @LandscapingNews

3. American Society of Landscape Architects / / @landarchitects

4. Garden Visit / / @gardenvisit

5. The Landscape Design Site / /@landscapingman

6. Landscape Juice Network / / @LandscapeJuice

7. Land8 / / @Land8

8. Landezine / / @Landezine

9. Landscape Online /

Landscape Online went unrepresented in 2012’s list, but now we bring the self-proclaimed “largest landscape database on the internet” into our Top 20 for 2013. But frankly, this site provides a plethora of resources that could satisfy even the deepest cravings of any landscape architect. Whether you want to search for editorials or articlessubmit your own workshop for equipment or look up events, Landscape Online has it all. As a registrar you can subscribe to various media sourcescreate a vendor profile or list your association.

10. Green Roofs for Healthy Cities / / @GRHCna

11. Landscape Architects Network / @LAtweets4u

12. Edible Landscaping / @ediblelandesign

13. Edible Landscaping with Rosalind Creasy

14. Center for Land Use Interpretation

15. The Vertical Farm Project / @VFDoctor

16. Landscape Institute / @talklandscape

17. The Cultural Landscape Foundation / @TCLFdotORG

18. APLD / @APLD

19. Pruned / @pruned

20. Landscape Architecture Magazine / @landarchmag

The article was put together by Robert Poole, a great job putting this info on theses fine websites in one place with a nice write-up of each.

By Rick Anderson

The Whispering Crane Institute was originally formed to act as the umbrella organization for the Philosophy of Design Symposium, and other seminars and workshops given by Rick Anderson and Richard L. Dube’. In the year 2000 WCI became a sole proprietorship owned by Rick Anderson. Today the WCI provides design and consultation services for Landscape Contractors, acts as a Green Industry think tank, and provides training for others in the form of workshops, seminars, and individual consulting. The WCI also provides written material, opinions, case-studies and how-to articles for industry trade magazines.

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