July 18, 2017

My project partner, Moya, and I began Sprouting Possibilities with the understanding that collaboration is necessary for any successful ecosystem. In the face of today’s environmental issues, working together can help cultivate hope through creative solutions.

How can w...

July 6, 2017

Our last Urban Arboreta blog post described Sprouting Possibilities: a collaboration between artist laura c carlson and landscape architect Moya Sun. What brought this collaboration together?

“Moya and I met in a graduate Fine Arts class at UPENN with professor Orkan Te...

June 2, 2017

Sprouting Possibilities is a response by an artist and landscape architect team to the shifting environmental conditions and the impact of climate change on native plants in the Philadelphia region. Artist Laura C C

arlson and Landscape Architect Moya Sun have created a...

October 31, 2016

A few months ago, I wrote a blog post ahead of our Student Design Competition introducing the importance of design. This post serves as a follow-up examining the need for site-specific ecological design at the Urban Arboreta sites.

What makes for ‘great design’? Great o...

October 17, 2016

On September 20th, 2016, the Urban Arboreta team, represented by Deenah Loeb, had the opportunity to participate in a panel of other Philadelphia Knight Cities Challenge winners hosted by PennPraxis. The panel was a great opportunity to share our progress and lessons l...

September 8, 2016

“The city is both an outward form – expressed as spatial pattern – of housing, factories, streets, and parks and an inward pattern of life – expressed as processes – such as cycles of nature, rhythms, of work and play, rates of travel, rules of conduct, and so forth.”


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