In the News – 4 August

August 4, 2009,AEST

CALL FOR PAPERS: 48th International Making Cities Livable Conference – Charleston, SC October 17-21, 2010 [International Making Cities Livable] VIA [Building Design and Construction] Don’t mess with the Master Plan [myneworleans.com] Bernard Tschumi responds to Archinect Op-Ed: The Acropolis Museum; | Read More

Highline – is the honeymoon over?

August 4, 2009,AEST

Grumblings have started at the New York Post about the escalating maintenance costs ($500,000+ per acre) of the Highline. The newly opened stage 1 of the Highline project has become too successful with somewhere between 3-4 times as many visitors | Read More

In the News – 3 August

August 3, 2009,AEST

Turning roofs into gardens is a flourishing business [KansasCity.com] African economies hit by global slowdown [TimesoftheInternet] Drought taking a toll on I-10 trees [Houston Chronicle] Ornamental Grasses for Fall Landscapes [Epoch Times] Native shrubs worth planting [Chicago Tribune]

Tree protection measure requires flexibility

August 3, 2009,AEST

Just read Chris Grygiel of Seattlepi.com blog post about the new tree measure in Seattle that could grant developers exemption for retaining trees if the trees preclude or prohibit the development of the site. This new tree protection measure seems | Read More

In the News – Weekend 1-2 August

August 2, 2009,AEST

Bicyclists take to Chicago streets clear of traffic  [Chicago Tribune] (updated with correct link 8/5) A Fourth Urbanism, Part 6: Limitations on Urbanism [Huffington Post] Goettsch Partners Wins Design Competition for Soochow Securities Headquarters [contract magazine] Health center steel tops | Read More

In the News – July 31

July 31, 2009,AEST

Answers About Public Art in New York – New York Times Reflective White Roofing Course Garners New AIA Sustainable Design Credits – PRWEB N.C. Transportation Museum presents Blue Ridge Parkway program – Salisburypost.com Architecture Students Win International Design Competition – | Read More

Homebush Bay tree felling for V8 Supercars

July 31, 2009,AEST

One of the landscape architecture firms involved in designing Homebush Bay – the host site of the 2000 Olympics has come out in outrage that 147 trees have been felled for a motor car race to be held once a | Read More

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