About the Author
Jack Ahern is Professor of landscape architecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Elizabeth Leduc received her graduate degree in Planning from UMass Amherst and is currently earning a Law degree from Northeastern University. Mary Lee York holds a Master of Arts in teaching from Tufts University and is currently working on her Masters of Landscape Architecture at UMass while teaching high school biology.
The Landscape Architecture Foundation is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is the preservation, improvement, and enhancement of the environment. It accomplishes its mission through scholarship, research, and information on landscape planning and design -- effective, inexpensive, and democratic tools for protecting natural environments, reclaiming disturbed land, and creating sustainable communities that foster health and safety.