Junkyard Playgrounds – TIME

February 9, 2009,AEDT

TIME reports “U.S. playgrounds with their slick stretches of asphalt, colorful, convoluted slides and free-form sculptures for climbing, are among the world’s safest, cleanest and most indestructible. But are they what children want?” read the full article @ the SOURCE: Junkyard Playgrounds – TIME Technorati Tags: landscape architect, british, playground, | Read More

A New Water Economy – The Denver Post

February 8, 2009,AEDT

The Denver Post reports Water conservation and efficiency programs at the city, state and federal level should be tied to economic recovery and stimulus programs that: • Incentivize the private sector to create green Colorado jobs. Landscaping, landscape architecture, and the nursery industry represent a $1.8 billion economy in Colorado | Read More

Ann Arbor’s public art program gets attention – The Ann Arbor News

February 8, 2009,AEDT

The Ann Arbor News – MLive.com reports “The Ann Arbor Public Art Commission’s decision to ask German artist and landscape architect Herbert Dreiseitl submit a proposal for an installation at Ann Arbor’s city hall has generated a quite a bit of discussion.” [SOURCE: Ann Arbor’s public art program gets attention | Read More

Work begins on Parkway trail in Greece | democratandchronicle.com |

February 8, 2009,AEDT

Democrat and Chronicle reports “A new trail for bicyclists and pedestrians that runs along the Lake Ontario State Parkway is expected to open by November. State Department of Transportation crews started last week clearing away scrub vegetation to prepare for the $1.9 million project, said DOT spokeswoman Lori Maher……… Jon | Read More

Master plan unveiled for NC State Fairgrounds :: WRAL.com

February 6, 2009,AEDT

WRAL.com reports “North Carolina’s State Fairgrounds is getting a $121 million makeover. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler unveiled a master plan on Wednesday for 48 projects scheduled to be completed over the next 20 to 30 years. Proposed projects include new exposition space, new entrance gates and additional parking.” [SOURCE: Master | Read More

Planning fails to keep pace with urbanisation – Viet Nam News

February 4, 2009,AEDT

Viet Nam News reports HA NOI — Only about 30 to 45 per cent of Viet Nam’s urban zones are the result of detailed planning, a construction ministry survey shows. And rapid expansion and complex planning procedures are likely to ensure that the rate will not quickly improve. The survey | Read More

Landscape Will Redefine New Area in Shenzhen – Architectural Record

February 4, 2009,AEDT

Anya Kaplan-Seem on Architectural Record reports “For the large-scale redevelopment of Longgang Centre and Longcheng Square in Shenzhen, the United-Kingdom-based design collective Groundlab is turning the typical planning process upside-down.” SOURCE: Architectural Record – Landscape Will Redefine New Area in Shenzhen

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