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It's been a while since we posted a list of recently discovered blogs. Despite the lamentations of my colleagues about the demise of both the quality and quantity of blogs on the built environment, for every one that goes dimmer with each passing week without a post, there's a handful that crops up, most of which are worth keeping tabs on.

Of course, these newer blogs aren't going to be any less ephemeral. In fact, those started by thesis students and studios will most likely expire with the end of term, but at least a record of their investigations exists for anyone to use for whatever purpose. Because what if before they published the book, Venturi and Scott Brown's Las Vegas studio had maintained a blog in which students and instructors recorded all their initial observations, posted their pre-collaged photos, lecture podcasts and unedited videos using Flickr, Vimeo and YouTube, and the Web 2.0 crowd participated wiki-like, unencumbered by notions of proprietary and editorial control? It would have been interesting at the very least.

Here, meanwhile, is the list. The bloggers responsible for these blogs may or may not be as described above, but they all possess fertile minds and fecund imagination, are consummate observers, have individualized but keen insights into important issues of the day, and are voracious collectors of net flotsam and jetsam.

21st Century Plowshare

Arts and Ecology

christian barnard landscape blog


fruitful contradictions

Geometry of Bending


Invent Civil


Pop-up City

there is a lot to say, of this we are sure

Urban Floop

U.S./Mexico Border Wall as Architecture


The following are maintained by the incredibly fortunate three who were awarded The John K. Branner Traveling Fellowship.



Untested City

For our public blogroll, see our list of RSS feeds [good links] on Bloglines. Which of these you are going to subscribe to (or whether or not you are going to follow even one of them) will be up to you.
  • Anonymous
  • March 2, 2009 at 7:29:00 PM CST
  • Thanks for the feature. I'll do my best to be one of the "less ephemeral" blogs.

  • Urban Floop
  • March 3, 2009 at 4:33:00 PM CST
  • loved the monster metaphor, like a list of newly discovered curious specimens...micropinna microstoma!

    thanks for the mention

  • Anonymous
  • March 5, 2009 at 8:00:00 PM CST
  • I really like your blog.

  • Anonymous
  • March 6, 2009 at 3:23:00 PM CST
  • Bravo !

  • Anonymous
  • April 10, 2009 at 11:11:00 AM CDT
  • Hi, there -- Just found your blog, and when the busy season is over I'll post some more comments! Just wanted to mention a blog I co-write with another landscape architect colleague of mine, on landscape architectural issues and the making of places. Take a look at, and feel free to leave your comments. We're aiming to get professionals conversing with us, and would love to have you join in.

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