A New Look at the Landscaping Artist Roberto Burle Marx – NYTimes.com

January 21, 2009,AEDT

Larry Rohter of the New York Times writes “Brazil teems with jungles, forests and all sorts of exotic plants, flowers and trees. But until the Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx came along to tame and shape his country’s exuberant flora, his countrymen had mostly disdained the natural riches that, often | Read More

Reinventing urban wheels – Haaretz – Israel News

January 19, 2009,AEDT

Ariel Rubinsky of HAARETZ.com reports on the state of urban transport in Israel. “Not everyone can leap out of bed at 5 A.M. to take a bicycle ride or have an early morning run. The same is true of the gym. On the face of it, urban residents have a | Read More

Abu Dhabi approves public park plans – Construction Week Online

January 19, 2009,AEDT

Construction Week Online  reports “The parks will be located in residential areas and will create more than 60,000 square metres of public space, the municipality said.” Construction of the parks is set to start in September 2009 [SOURCE: Design News from Construction Week Online – ‘Abu Dhabi approves public park | Read More

New Construction Schedule For Brooklyn Bridge Park – Brooklyn Eagle

January 19, 2009,AEDT

Brooklyn Eagle reports “The Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corp. (BBPDC) this summer will build a stairway………The park’s designer, Michael Van Valkenburgh, has designed a descending crescent…..” [SOURCE: Brooklyn Eagle – New Construction Schedule For Brooklyn Bridge Park]

Dover Esplanade Design Competition – Landscape Institute(UK)

January 18, 2009,AEDT

The Landscape Institute is running a competition for “Dover Esplanade design competition is a two-stage design competition to produce an innovative design for a significant section of harbour-side beach and public realm on Dover’s waterfront. The aim is to create a modern and attractive new seafront that will become a | Read More

West 8 wins competition Bridge Aarschot

January 17, 2009,AEDT

The winning design of West 8 and BAS-Dirk Jaspaert for the new pedestrian bicycle bridge, that will span the rail tracks in Aarschot, focuses on the functional character of the bridge as well as on its potential to tempt and surprise its users. The bridge will connect the different old | Read More

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