AALU will be showing the projects of the students from 08-09 course working in the metropolitan region of the Pearl River Delta, China. A panel of international experts has been invited to comment on the work and participate in an open discussion.
Friday 9TH October, Architectural Association, 36 Bedford Square, London Lecture hall
1030AM to 6PM
INVITED PANEL WILL INCLUDE
Kelly Shannon - Lecturer in KU Leuven
Peter Zöch - Editor of Topos magazine
Munchen Pino Scaglione - Editor of LIST, Lecturer at Trento University
Robert Huxford - Director of Urban Design magazine, London
Claudia Pasquero - Director EcoLogic Studio, London, AAInter10
Mary Bowman - Director of Gustafson Porter, London
James Haigstreeter - Director of EDAW/AECOM
Sandra Morris - Landscape Historian
They represent a migration that turns conventional wisdom on its head. Urban planners have until now proceeded on the assumption that retiring baby boomers will downsize to a high-rise and spend their days lapping lattes and taking the streetcar to the art museum.
A lot of them will. But new data from the U.S. Department of Agriculturesays baby boomers will head to the country in big numbers, in the Northwest changing the face of rural Oregon, Washington and Idaho.
Oregonlive.com – Retiring baby boomers begin heading for the country - VIA Planetizen
The Indianapolis Museum of Art announced recently that 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park will open on June 20, 2010 with a public grand opening celebration including tours and a Summer Solstice program. Located on 100 acres of land that includes untamed woodlands, wetlands, a lake, and meadows adjacent to the Museum, 100 Acres will be one of the largest museum art parks in the country and the only one to feature the ongoing commission of temporary, site-responsive artworks. The park will open with eight newly commissioned inaugural works by international artists, a LEED-certified visitor center and numerous walking trails that highlight the indigenous landscape. As with the IMA galleries, admission to 100 Acres will be free.
The IMA has engaged architect Marlon Blackwell and landscape architect Edward L. Blake to develop a LEED-certified visitor pavilion and related walking trails throughout the site that emphasize native plantings.
SOURCE: The Indianapolis Museum of Art
Toronto City Council has overwhelmingly approved Waterfront Toronto’s recommendation to transform Queens Quay into a grand lakefront boulevard by replacing two lanes of traffic on the south side of the street with a beautiful linear park.
Transforming Queens Quay by creating open public space along the south side of the street with a generous new pedestrian promenade and expanded Martin Goodman Trail is part of the winning design for revitalizing the central waterfront by West 8 + DTAH.
SOURCE: WEST 8
The Buffalo News reports
Mayor Byron W. Brown says the city will retake control of all its parks and recreational centers at the end of this year. His move will end an arrangement with Erie County government that began in 2004, when the county — in a step toward regional government that was supposed to save taxpayers money — agreed to take over the maintenance of all city parks.
read the full article at the SOURCE: The Buffalo News: City to take back parks this year, mayor says