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Where the People Are: Landscapes Reimagined by Multi-Faceted Designers

Four people playing ping pong at the Gene Leahy Mall with trees and city skyline of Omaha, Nebraska in the background.

Although exasperated by the pandemic, outdoor spaces have long been environments for individuals and groups to gather, play, and celebrate. Featured alongside leaders in landscape design, HDR's Jen Cross, site design leader, and Shai Roos, urban planning principal, encourage communities to view recreation spaces as a public infrastructure necessary for healthy communities and advocate for community engagement and sustainable landscaping practices to ensure recreation spaces are used by and reflective of the communities they serve. 

Read the full article, "Where the People Are: Landscapes Reimagined by Multi-Faceted Designers," in the May 2023 issue of Recreation Management Magazine. 

Jen Cross
Landscape Architecture Studio Lead
Shai Roos
Urban Planning Principal