Small town design
Conservation and development can go head-to-head in rural America. A new publication describes a two-year project in which landscape architects worked with rural communities to combine the two. The National Endowment for the Arts and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service sponsored the arrangement, which placed a landscape architect in each of three rural towns. In the West, the town picked was Moab, Utah; there the local team that emerged developed a flood control project that increased wildlife habitat and created a recreational trail system as well. For a free copy of the 40-page report, Managing Change in Rural Communities: The Role of Planning and Design, call the Soil and Water Conservation Society at 800/THE-SOIL.