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Zach Youngerman is a designer who works broadly on integrating cities and ecology. He's enjoying freelance writing. He grew up in Riverdale, in the Bronx. He spent four years in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and the breaching of the Federal levees doing recovery planning and green stormwater management. His goal is to help citizens understand, enjoy, evaluate and manage urban structures and their associated natural environments.
by Zach Youngerman • Jan 10 2011
Unexpected stalactites drip down from the ceilings. Along the center of the tracks are rills. Somehow in the subways, there is always water. Pulled by gravity, it moves through the small spaces in concrete and soil – technically called pores - and seeps out through the tile grout. Like the puddle we step over at the corner, most of us don’t spend much time thinking about how the water got there or where it’s going...
by Zach Youngerman • Sep 27 2010
The American Society of Landscape Architects held their Annual Meeting & Expo this month in Washington, D.C. This year is the 100th anniversary of Landscape Architecture magazine and the District’s famous Heights of Buildings Act, which, incidentally, limits heights...