Jean Nouvel wins Pritzker Prize

March 31, 2008,AEDT

Jean Nouvel of Paris, France has been chosen as the 2008 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. The formal ceremony for what has come to be known throughout the world as architecture’s highest honor will be held on June 2 in Washington,D.C. at the Library of Congress. At that time, | Read More

World Landscape Architecture Month – April 2008

March 31, 2008,AEDT

April 1 will not only be another April Fool’s Day but also the start of Landscape Architecture Month with events being organised by Landscape Architecture organisations around the world. Check with your local organisation about what is going on in your city or area.  

Public Open Space becoming more of an issue in Hong Kong

March 29, 2008,AEDT

The South China Morning Post had articles and editorial on Public Open Space provided by Developers. The subtext to the controversy over the lack of public access to open space on private or commercial estates is a familiar one – suspicions of greedy developers, in collusion with the government, exploiting | Read More

Can eco-density be beautiful? – Crosscut Seattle

March 29, 2008,AEDT

Can eco-density be beautiful? By Adele Weder Vancouver, B.C. wrestles with how to make new buildings and greater density produce better, less uniform architecture. It turns out nobody has a very clear image of what that would look like. …..Nobody has a clue what an eco-dense city will actually look | Read More

Tishman Speyer selected for Hudson Railyards

March 28, 2008,AEDT

Tishman Speyer, owner of such New York landmarks as Rockefeller Center and the Chrysler Center, will transform the West Side Yards into a vibrant neighborhood and commercial center on Manhattan’s Far West Side. Founded and headquartered in New York, Tishman Speyer, along with the world’s leading architects, will convert a | Read More

UPDATE: RMJM Program with Harvard

March 28, 2008,AEDT

RMJM, an international architecture firm with U.S. headquarters in New York City, and Harvard University Graduate School of Design will announced on March 17 the launch of a $2 million program aimed at tackling a global shortage of architects. RMJM’s $1.5 million donation, matched by another $500,000 from Harvard, establishes the “RMJM Program | Read More

UIC release Sustainable Urbanism Guide

March 28, 2008,AEDT

The University of Illinois at Chicago’s City Design Center has produced a 96-page electronic publication illustrating ideas for green development in Garfield Park as a case study for use by Chicago neighborhoods and individuals. “Green Schemes: Sustainable Urbanism for Garfield Park” presents 80 concepts such as filtration gardens, narrowed roadways, | Read More

Quiet revolution

March 27, 2008,AEDT

Jaime Lerner’s ‘urban revolution’ successfully transformed a congested, grimy, crime-ridden city into a world-renowned model of green living and social innovation. London can do it too, he tells Tom Phillips Read more @ Jaime Lerner on what London can learn from his transformation of a Brazilian city Source: The Guardian.

UIC release Sustainable Urbanism Guide

March 27, 2008,AEDT

The University of Illinois at Chicago’s City Design Center has produced a 96-page electronic publication illustrating ideas for green development in Garfield Park as a case study for use by Chicago neighborhoods and individuals. “Green Schemes: Sustainable Urbanism for Garfield Park” presents 80 concepts such as filtration gardens, narrowed roadways, | Read More

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