Jared Green

Jared Green is editor of The Dirt, the blog of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). The Dirt covers news on the built and natural environments.

Destroyed beach house in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy on November 4, 2012 in Far Rockaway, NY

Can bringing wetlands back to our coasts protect us from future megastorms?

Landscape architect Kevin Shanley says human-made marshes can act as buffers against storm surges, but will they be enough to save us from the rising seas?

In New Orleans, a Vietnamese community bounces back with urban agriculture

The community rallied together after Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill.

Washington, D.C., wants to be the greenest city in the U.S.

Just weeks after the district unveiled an ambitious new sustainability plan, drastic federal spending cuts kicked in, possibly dooming the entire effort.

Amazing new house proves that green doesn’t have to mean expensive

In a tough neighborhood in Washington, D.C., the new Empowerhouse generates all of its own energy and captures all the rainwater that falls on site. And it didn’t cost a million bucks to build.

A road map for urban agriculture in N.Y.C.

The new Five Borough Farm report lays out a clear vision for the future of urban farming in the Big Apple.

David Byrne plays Scrabble with bike racks in Brooklyn

The former Talking Heads front man-turned-bicycle-advocate is making his mark on the NYC streetscape with funky new cycle infrastructure.

Prescription for healthier humans: More time at the park

The average boy partakes in two minutes of “vigorous activity” each day. The average girl, just one minute. The solution is right down the street.

D.C. unveils plans for awesome new green neighborhood

Pedestrian boulevards and museums will replace a no-man’s land of urban renewal projects gone wrong. A new park will reconnect the city to its waterfront.

500 million reasons to rethink the parking lot

All the world is a parking lot -- or a heck of a lot of it is, anyway. But according to professor Eran Ben-Joseph, these places don’t have to be wastelands.