20 Ideas to Inspire

Streetscape & green roof at Hummelstown Library

What better way to energize our work than listening to an inspiring podcast or reading a great book? This month we are sharing our top 20 podcasts, books and TEDTalks on landscape architecture, urban design, and the built environment that invigorate our work.

20 Inspiring Ideas to Consume Now:

  1. Plans and Views of Public Parks, Frederick Law Olmsted
  2. The Field Guide for Parks and Creative Placemaking, Trust for Public Land
  3. TED Talk: A guerrilla gardener in South Central LA
  4. Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes, Claudia West and Thomas Rainer
  5. Principles of Ecological Landscape Design, Travis Beck
  6. Podcast: America Adapts
  7. Nature’s Best Hope, Doug Tallamy
  8. A Year in Rock Creek Park: The Wild, Wooded Heart of Washington, DC, Melanie Choukas-Bradley
  9. TED Talk: How to revive a neighborhood: with imagination, beauty and art
  10. Visit Sunny Chernobyl: And Other Adventures in the World’s Most Polluted Places, Andrew Blackwell
  11. Podcast: Third Wave Urbanism
  12. TED Talk: How you can help save the monarch butterfly – and the planet
  13. The Uninhabitable Earth, David Wallace-Wells
  14. Podcast: Social Design Insights
  15. Silent Spring, Rachel Carson
  16. Podcast: Inside Engineering
  17. Street Fight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution, Janette Sadik-Khan
  18. Podcast: Gensler Design Exchange
  19. Overstory, Richard Powers
  20. Podcast: ASkLA Podcast

Looking for even more inspiration? Follow Megan Maffeo’s book club on GoodReads, Pathways and Places Prospective, for cross disciplinary discussion specific to urban design and transportation.

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