The Toshiko Mori designed Syracuse Center of Excellence recently opened with its ramped green roof and ecological architecture that may give it a Platinum LEED Rating. Stephen Zacks a reporter at Metropolis Magazine looks into the new building and the role of Mark Robbins and his “opportunistic urbanism” in revitalising the struggling rust belt city of Syracuse.
Two landscape management courses (Ecological Urbanism and Management Plans for Protected Areas) in the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies are developing plans this semester to make West Campus — Yale’s burgeoning site in West Haven for science research and the arts — more integrated with the natural lands surrounding it.
Public get chance to see £10m public realm plans – [Manchester Confidential]
Guerrilla Urban Planning Meets Resistance – India RealTime Blog on Wall Street Journal
Planning expert tells Aussies to slum it [ABC News]
The city reknowned world wide for its bicycles and images over the decades of people riding bikes is launching a public bike rental scheme – Shanghai, Hangzhou and other chinese cities already have schemes in place. Four areas will be used as a trial and 273 outlets will be built and stationed near Line 4 & 5 Subway stations.
New Book: GSD Platform 3 – Available Now from Actar or December 1, 2010 through Amazon $34.95USD
New Yorkers to choose Taxi of Tomorrow [NYC.gov]
Huangshan to Build Cultural Tourism Complex – [Anhui News]
Stirring the Basin – [ABC]
Can We Ditch Our Cars and Embrace High-Speed Rail? – [LAist.com]
Downsizing the American Dream: The shrinking house [USAToday]
Look to Vancouver, town planners told [ABC Online]
London’s Cultural Strategy: We must continue to invest in creativity [Mayor of London]
Public gets a say on Peavey Plaza – [Star Tribune]
Designs for Santa Monica Parks Discussed at Joint Meeting – [The LookOut News]
National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) in Uganda gives away part of city wetland – [New Vision]
Henn Architekten to design Wenzhou’s CBD – [Bustler]
Ball State’s College of Architecture and Planning, 40 fifth-year students, led by landscape architecture professors German Cruz, Malcolm Cairns and Simon Bussiere, participated in the renovation design of Main Street between Madison and Walnut streets.
Jason King takes a second look at Duany’s comments in the The Man who Reinvented the City
Prunings LXI – [Pruned]
Infrastructure Gives Societies the Ability to Connect [Triple Pundit]
‘Art, Architecture, Scandal and Class in America’s Gilded Age’ review: Firm remade the urban landscape [NJ.com]
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Today we launch – LAND Reader – a new website that will provide the latest news, books, products, events and other information updates from across the web. LAND Reader will give updates from local to international built environment news to summaries of interesting topics. LAND Reader will be your weekly read for news about landscape architecture.
Why create another website when we have World Landscape Architect? World Landscape Architect has evolved from a blog, posting news articles; to a news website giving the latest design projects in rich images. As we read a vast amount of news daily from across the web and we sort to provide this information via twitter. However, we felt World Landscape Architect readers where missing out so we felt a new web space was needed and the reason for launching LAND Reader . World Landscape Architect is going to change over the coming months and will be moving to new home in 2011.
LAND Reader will be predominately text based so that people from across the world with varying access to the web (dial-up, broadband, mobile) will be able to be informed about landscape architecture. LAND Reader will also look at interesting topics and give a summary of resources so that readers can stay informed and today with the launch of the new site we give our first sample of a topic post with Landscape Urbanism vs New Urbanism.