HNTB & MVVA win ARC Wildlife Crossing Competition

January 24, 2011,AEST

Announced in Washington DC at the Transportation Research Board’s Annual Conference on January 23rd, 2011, the ARC jury of internationally-respected professionals with expertise in design, ecology, and engineering selected the team led by HNTB with Michael Van Valkenburgh & Associates (New York) as | Read More

Speck: Cars are a greater risk than crime to pedestrians

January 23, 2011,AEST

Jeff Speck of Speck Associates recently gave a presentation at the University Park Alliance as apart of the Urban Innovators Speakers series. Speck  stated that “Most American cities have been shaped around the automobile” and “Cars are a greater risk | Read More

Adriaan Geuze: ‘Parks are like poetry and music’

January 23, 2011,AEST

Adriaan Geuze, founding partner of WEST 8 was recently interviewed in 60 seconds by Wall Street Journal. Adriaan talks about European and American landscapes and gives some interesting insights into his personal life and landscape architecture. The insight I like | Read More

Hume: local food — it’s an urban design issue

January 22, 2011,AEST

Food Security, Urban Farms and Rooftop Agriculture are all topics that becoming more prevalent in people conversations about the landscape and urban design.  Gord Hume, an former councilor and author of Cultural Planning for Creative Communities recently gave a keynote speech where | Read More

New York Launches NYC Urban Technology Innovation Center

January 21, 2011,AEST

NYC Urban Technology Innovation Center, an initiative to promote the development and commercialization of green building technologies in New York City.  It will connect academic institutions conducting underlying research, companies creating the associated products, and building owners who will use those | Read More

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