MRDC | Turenscape: THE RESILIENT RIVER

February 7, 2011,AEDT

Minneapolis Riverfront Design Competition Finalist Our design approach celebrates the Resilient River; we believe in the power of nature to heal, and the relevance of the River in the life of the people of Minneapolis. We take the long view, and see that changes in industry along the banks have | Read More

MRDC | TLS/KVA: RIVERFIRST

February 7, 2011,AEDT

Minneapolis Riverfront Design Competition Finalist RIVERFIRST restores and expands the idea of confluence to include the joining of healthy bio-filtered storm water tributaries with the river, flows of transportation and information, flows of people, capital and green revenue sources. We join renewal of the Minneapolis riverfront with municipal needs to | Read More

MRDC | Stoss Landscape Urbanism: STREAMLINES

February 7, 2011,AEDT

Minneapolis Riverfront Design Competition Finalist STREAMLINES is about the sheer unfiltered experience of direct contact with the river and river life, in many ways, atmultiple moments. And it’s about weaving these experiencesback into the everyday city. STREAMLINES is also a project about working ecologies, ecological systems and dynamics putto work | Read More

Michael Van Valkenburgh receives the Brendan Gill Prize for BBP

February 6, 2011,AEDT

Michael R. Van Valkenburgh received the Brendan Gill Prize for the Brooklyn Bridge Park. Past winners of the Brendan Gill Prize, including musician Sufjan Stevens and film director Ang Lee, have received the award for a broad range of artistic achievement, but Urbanski said that it is rare that it | Read More

More Landscape Urbanism

February 6, 2011,AEDT

Jason King of landscape+urbanism has posted Urbanism Wars: AD vs CW – his take on the current debate and also given a great summary of recent landscape urbanism and LU vs NU posts and articles. Jonathan Clarke at Landscape PING just wrote his take on The Landscape Urbanism Reader. Interesting | Read More

Planners: Break the mould and make Kolkata futuristic

February 3, 2011,AEDT

At the symposium for the 2035 Kolkata Metropolitan Area (KMA) perspective plan, an agenda was set for a more holistic development plan, decision makers and planning professionals from Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Kolkata urged KMDA to look at the planning process afresh and take a bold approach even if it | Read More

‘Urban’ doesn’t have to mean more dense: Beyond DC

February 3, 2011,AEDT

I just read J. Daniel Malouff  post about  how people can still live in higher density but aren’t getting the benefits of urban living at his blog Beyond DC .  I know this type of community is not just limited to Washington DC or the USA it’s happening all across the | Read More

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