Last night I attended a Powerpoint presentation given by the estimable Ken Smith, a well known landscape architect whose offices are located in New York City. I went there with my design studio class from Columbia Uiversity and luckily it was held on campus. That is him in photo above (courtesy New York Times)...Howard Roark*, anyone?
He spoke about his widely publicized, award winning NY City school, PS 19:
All planting and installation for the project were done by volunteers. It was hailed as "a simple, inventive solution with high impact for low dollars. . . Impressive application of exterior graphics."