Mar 312010

The editors of A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments at are pleased to announce the launch of our 25th issue: Virtually There.

One of our largest and most dynamic issues to date features:


  • Guest Editorial: “Virtually Unconscious: Dreams of Escape” by Renee Lertzman, Miller Postdoctoral Fellow in Humanities and Sustainability, Portland State University
  • Simmons B. Buntin’s The Literal Landscape: “Songbird”
  • Deborah Fries’s Plein Air: “Sharing the Edge of the Sixth Shore: Artists and Scientists Converge at Lake Clifton”
  • David Rothenberg’s Bull Hill: “The BluRay Squirrel and the HighDef Squid”
  • Lauret Savoy’s A Stone’s Throw: “Winter Leaves”


  • Patrick Burns interviews author Padma Viswanathan

UnSprawl Case Study

  • Dockside Green in Victoria, British Columbia
    by Ken Pirie


  • Poetry in text and audio by Sara Talpos, Karen Schubert, Patricia Clark, Erin Coughlin Hollowell, Abe Louise Young, Linda Umans, Arianne Zwartjes, Jamison Crabtree, Sandy Longhorn, Matthew James Babcock, Robin Chapman, Tim Bellows, C. J. Sage, Paul Hostovsky, Lyn Lifshin, Deborah Fries, Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda, Julie L. Moore, Hugh Fox, and Fran Markover


  • “How to Draw a Glass Mountain: Los Angeles and the Architecture of Segregation,” a hypertext photo essay by Aisha Sloan
  • “The Book of Water,” by Joe Wilkins, with audio
  • “The Road to Crownpoint,” essay by Kurt Caswell and illustration by Susan Leigh Tomlinson
  • “The Place and the Photograph,” by Lex Runciman, with Stonehenge Photo Gallery
  • “Four Dispatches from the Interface,” by Charles Goodrich, with Audio


  • “Planning a Post-Carbon World: The City of North Vancouver and the 100 Year Plan,” by Patrick Condon
  • “The Digital Cathedral in the Age of Democratic Sustainability,” by Peter W. Bardaglio
  • “Isn’t it Time to Dig Vertical Farming?” by Chris Bradford
  • “Open Data and Government 2.0,” by Nate Berg
  • “Virtuality: The Splenda of Existence,” by Rachel Shaw


  • “Machete Maneuvers,” by Rachel Furey, with audio
  • “The Glory of Ned Wiley,” by Braden Hepner
  • “Holding Patterns,” by Bette Lynch Husted
  • “Estrella, Extranjero,” by Chavawn Kelley

ARTerrain Gallery

  • Ten art quilts of textile and mixed media by Jan Rickman


  • Jennifer McStotts reviews The Seasons on Henry’s Farm: A Year of Food and Life on a Sustainable Farm, by Terra Brockman
  • Simmons B. Buntin reviews Animal Logic, by Richard Barnes, and Earth Forms, by Stephen Strom
  • Julie Wnuk reviews When the Rains Come: A Naturalist’s Year in the Sonoran Desert, by John Alcock
  • Stephanie Eve Boone reviews Anne Frank: The Book, the Life, the Afterlife, by Francine Prose

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