Walking on the Wild Side: Wildscape Garden Initiative Finds a Home in Houston

Current projects all over Houston are proving that the city is embracing the stewardship of its natural resources as part of its identity more than ever before. A great example of this is our recent collaboration on a wildscape garden with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service as part of the agency’s new Urban Initiative. In 2012, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) launched its Urban Initiative by selecting eight pilot cities to develop new projects and programs to better connect urban residents to wildlife and nature. The initiative grew out of studies by the USFWS showing that with...
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Two Recent Studies Published

The planning studio at Asakura Robinson recently completed a pair of plans which represent new types of projects for the firm. The Willow Waterhole Prairie Management Area Public Access Plan is one of the first completed projects in our new environmental planning concentration. Led by Eric Leshinsky and combining our concern with community engagement and natural systems, we started the project with the goal that the prairie should not only be well integrated with the adjacent basin park area, but also with the surrounding community. As such our work was as much about crafting a plan as building consensus and support for...
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