City’s free bike service so popular adding 6,500 bikes

October 31, 2009,AEDT

Yesterday the Shanghai Daily reported that planners for Shanghai’s Minhang district plan to add 6,500 bikes over the next 5 years due to the popularity of the existing 3,500 free bike service. Since the service started 10,000 residents have applied for the service. The article also quoted Wu Zhongquan, a | Read More

UMass plans to open urban design center in downtown Springfield

October 30, 2009,AEDT

MassLive.com reports The University of Massachusetts at Amherst will open an urban design center downtown early next year, marking the school’s first step to locate programs in Springfield. Plans call for the design center to open on Feb. 1 and to provide a variety of programs in architecture, landscape architecture, | Read More

Biz investment down, focus shifts to infrastructure

October 30, 2009,AEDT

Queensland Business Review reports A rebound in business confidence has not yet translated into investment intentions, with Queensland, Australia relying on a strong pipeline of infrastructure projects to drive the economy to more stable ground. The latest Access Economics-Arup Investment Monitor shows business investment in Queensland was notably worse in | Read More

Halprin, the tribal elder of American landscape architecture

October 30, 2009,AEDT

Lawrence Halprin, 93 passed away earlier this week. A great landscape architect who designed hundreds of projects throughout his 60 year career and was famous for such designs as the Roosevelt Memorial, Ghirardelli Square, a 1.5-mile walkway overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem; a new pedestrian approach to Yosemite Falls. | Read More

Tim Tompkins – Time Square Alliance Interview by Streetsblog

October 29, 2009,AEDT

Streetsblog San Francisco recently had an interview  with Tim Tompkins, President of the Times Square Alliance to see what they could learn about Times Square public spaces. Tim Tompkins have a few interesting thoughts such as What I see is that what’s been happening is part of a larger movement | Read More

Mega bridge project gets ‘green’ light

October 29, 2009,AEDT

Measures proposed for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge’s construction and operation have been deemed environmentally acceptable, the project’s chief engineer Aaron Bok says. Consultants completed the project’s environmental impact assessment for the Highways Department Mr Bok describes the planning process as highly complicated, but notes the bridge will offer significant social | Read More

Mediative Urbanisms competition winners announced

October 29, 2009,AEDT

The Mediative Urbanisms competition was orgainsed by the Irish Hill Neighborhood Association to generate ideas to envision the future of a 30-acre post-industrial site in Louisville, Kentucky. The winner of the competition is the team of Tetsuya Kawano and Julien Boulley from Paris who designed a multi-use building and residential tower | Read More

Playground to be designed by game designer

October 29, 2009,AEDT

In recent News via Guardian newspaper a game designer, Keita Takahashi will be working with Nottingham City Council and its landscape architect to come up with a playground design for Woodthorpe Grange Park. SOURCE: Guardian.co.uk Ed note: I think this will offer a new perspective on playground design. Hopefully, this | Read More

Downtown Miami’s Simpson Park is renovated

October 29, 2009,AEDT

MiamiHerald.com reports Two years ago, Miami and Audi of America began a joint effort to revitalize downtown’s Simpson Park, one of the city’s few remaining hammocks. Last Friday, Carolina Monteiro, head designer of Enzo Enea Landscape Design in Miami, as well as Oppenheim, Sarnoff, Mayor Manny Diaz and Anja Kaehny | Read More

Landscaping With a Lighter Touch – NYTimes.com

October 29, 2009,AEDT

A recent article by William L. Hamilton at the New York Times about landscaping enhancing property values interviewed some landscape architects and clients and many drew the conclusion that people are heading towards more low maintenance gardens with few features. Out with the outdoor kitchen and in with the kitchen garden. More | Read More

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