RHI’s Thomas Rainer sat down with Pacific Horticulture for a conversation focused on addressing contemporary environmental, social, and ecological concerns through an understanding of natural plant palettes. Watch the video by Pacific Horticulture here: Gardening in a Post-Wild World by Lorene Edwards Forkner, editor      

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Last week, our office was fortunate enough to host a book launch with Frederick Steiner, Dean and Paley Professor at PennDesign. Frederick co-edited “Nature and Cities: The Ecological Imperative in Urban Design and Planning” for the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, with contributions by PennDesign faculty past and present.      

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RHI Director Faye Harwell and Bill Reininger, Park Director, conduct an interview with local press in St. Louis, Missouri, ahead of public meetings for a master plan design for Tower Grove Park. Rhodeside & Harwell was awarded the project in 2015 and will be documenting the history of the park and creating a plan for… Read more »

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Green-Wood Cemetery is a national historic treasure offering rolling hills of verdant lawn and winding tree-lined streets of a grand scale in Brooklyn, New York City. As with many of New York’s open spaces, Hurricane Sandy ravaged Green-Wood’s mature trees, ripping them from the ground, but in turn presented the Cemetery with an opportunity to… Read more »


Recently published on Capital Community News, Cheryl Corson, RLA, ASLA wrote a thoughtful, descriptive article about National China Garden. “It takes a long time to build public landscapes in Washington, DC. With hearings and approvals required at every stage of the design process from commissions and agencies at all levels of government, design development can… Read more »

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On December 6 City Council in Sandy Springs approved the Comprehensive Land Use Plan, concluding the public input process. Read the article here: ‘Council Approves Sandy Springs Comp Plan for State Review’ by John Ruch   


A transformative plan to create a community and regional destination along Greenville, North Carolina’s riverfront, moves closer to reality. On November 10th, City Council unanimously approved RHI’s master plan for Greenville Town Common.  Proposed master plan elements will strengthen connections to the Tar River, provide year-round activities, celebrate history, and stimulate economic development in the… Read more »

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Children of all abilities and ages now have a place for play at Greenville Town Common.  After a one-year design and construction process, Town Common Playground opened to the public on November 19th.  The one-acre inclusive playground, is the first project to be implemented as part of a visionary plan to transform the riverfront park. … Read more »


Check out this interview with RHI Director Deana Rhodeside about her career in planning. https://www.planning.org/careercenter/careergps/

This year is Rhodeside & Harwell’s 30th Anniversary, and it was a pleasure celebrating with family, friends, and colleagues at our office last week.  Pictured below (left to right) are Faye Harwell, FASLA, Deana Rhodeside, Ph.D., and Elliot Rhodeside, FASLA.