Inspiring Women

Io and Athena: Feminine Design and Leadership

As a women-owned business (whose name is informed by Greek mythology), whose mission is to create sustainable, vibrant communities while mentoring the next generation of female landscape architects, Io Landscape Architecture is pleased to congratulate Shalae Larsen, Io Principal, on her nomination for the prestigious ATHENA Award.  Inspired by the greek goddess Athena, the award[…]

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The Best Planned City in the World?

Edmund Burke (1729-1797) famously said, “Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.”  George Santayana, (1863-1952) apparently did know history and repeated Burke’s quotation as “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007) took exception.  “We’re doomed to repeat the past no matter what. That’s what it[…]