Moving Forward: A Panel Discussion on the Future of the Landscape Architecture Profession

Moving Forward: A Panel Discussion on the Future of the Landscape Architecture Profession from UW College of Built Environments on Vimeo.

On February 12, 2015, a panel of Debra Guenther (Mithun), Rebecca Fuchs(Gustafson Guthrie Nichol) and Nate Cormier (SvR Design) joined by moderator Prof. Thaisa Way in a discussion envisioning the future of the landscape architecture profession. This conversation kicked off a new round of strategic planning by the University of Washington Department of Landscape Architecture.

Møregaten Pedestrian Street | Møregaten, Norway | Arkitektgruppen Cubus

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Møregaten street is closed for all vehicle traffic, and is used as a playground for the school and kindergarten as well as public recreation. Simple and robust natural materials, old linden trees and new flowering shrubs together with a new sculpted terrain make, what was formerly a dark back street, into an open and inviting public place, despite the fences necessary for safeguarding the children.

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ADEPT wins 1st Prize for ‘A Small Piece of City’ in Flensburg

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In the German city Flensburg, close to the Danish border, ADEPT is now publicly announced the 1st prize winner of a high-profile competition for a new city gate along Bahnhofstrasse – a central urban axis leading to the main station.

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EVENT | Leading with Landscape | May 21-24 | Toronto, Canada

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The Cultural Landscape Foundation will hold the Second Wave of Modernism III: Leading with Landscape conference & tours on May 21-24 in Toronto, Canada. The conference will tackle numerous issues including those that deal with the city’s identity – what does it mean for a 21st century city to be historic and modern at the same time? – and stewardship – what new models for public/private financing and management are emerging?

Speakers include Claude Cormier, Adriaan Geuze, Janet Rosenburg, Thomas L. Woltz, Elizabeth Silver, Charles B. Birnbaum and many more. Speakers will examine how existing parks and open spaces are adapted to accommodate contemporary and future needs and expectations, and how innovative landscape planning and design techniques developed in Toronto apply to other cities, and vice versa – and the impact of imported ideas on local conditions.

The conference will be held from May 21 at the University of Toronto with a tour to be also held at the Evergreen Brick Works.

For more information goto the Second Wave of Modernism III: Leading with Landscape website.

Image Credit | Sugar Beach, Toronto | Claude Cormier  © Claude Cormier architectes paysagistes

World Landscape Architecture is a proud media partner of the Second Wave of Modernism III: Leading with Landscape 

 

Littlehaven Promenade and Seawall | South Shields, UK | OOBE

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Image Credit | Steve Mayes

The Littlehaven promenade and seawall scheme has transformed a stretch of South Shields’ seafront in northeast England from a neglected length of coastline into a desirable visitor destination.  The project involved the demolition of a failing seawall, on-site reuse of excavated material in raising levels and landscaping of backing land areas, and construction of a 500m promenade and seawall along a new, landward and more sustainable, curved alignment.  High-quality concrete finishes, bespoke public art and breath-taking streetscape were used to ensure this striking scheme captured the public imagination and revitalised the seafront.

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