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Our blog is a library of resources and ideas found by us or shared with us by our friends and client network. It’s a collection of articles, radio stories, infographics and videos that relate to our work and broaden our thinking: our favorite content from the internet and beyond. Original commentary gives insight into our process and poses questions about the world inside and outside of the studio.


Archive for November, 2010

Hot off the presses! L Studio creative director Marianna Leuschel has teamed up with Mary Breuer of Breuer Consulting Group to conduct their second annual survey of professionals in the built environment since the crash of 2008. A summary of their conversations with over 20 professionals, from landscape architects to developers to lenders is published […]

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Read all about it and look up your neighborhood before you start your next walkabout. Why did they do it? Because users asked for it! More evidence that there’s real value in driving less. Residents and visitors are taking note.

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This haunting eyewitness account of the state of the Gulf of Mexico and the Mississippi Delta post-BP disaster is a devastating eye-opener. Tempest Williams vivid account, paired with an audio slide show of photographs by J Henry Fair can only make those of us who haven’t witnessed the ongoing effects of this tragedy firsthand want […]

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Since about half of ghg emissions in California are caused by driving, let’s stop rating buildings by their double-paned windows and think back to the old real estate adage, “Location, location, location.” Now environmentalists and planners are taking up the same mantra. A regular old building (and its residents’ lifestyle) may be greener if it’s […]

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Now this is web 2.0 at work! Interact with this video and choose our State’s future.

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