If civilization were to invent higher education today, rather than centuries ago, would we create campuses as they now exist, dominated by lecture rooms, libraries, and labs, with learning centered in fixed time blocks?

Chris Dede, 2005, Planning for Neomillennial Learning Styles, Educause Quarterly)

No. But we never really get to start over again. We can only build on what exists.

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Sustainable Landscape Architecture, Parks & Gardens

The Sustainable Sites Initiative is an interdisciplinary effort by the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and the United States Botanic Garden to create voluntary national guidelines and performance benchmarks for sustainable land design, construction and maintenance practices.