AILA Conference – Early Bird rate finishes JAN 30

January 27, 2009,AEDT

The Australian Institute Landscape Architects(AILA) annual conference that will be held in Melbourne, May 7–9 2009 is about to close its early bird rate which is a saving of $110AUD (over 14% saving) on the full rate. Go to Registration  today to get the early bird rate For more information | Read More

Observatory owners plan to save 3 buildings -TheStar.com

January 24, 2009,AEDT

The Star(Toronto) reports “Metrus, the company that purchased the sprawling David Dunlap Observatory lands from the University of Toronto last year, has finally publicly revealed which parts of the property it’s prepared to see preserved from development.” [SOURCE: TheStar.com | GTA | Observatory owners plan to save 3 buildings]

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

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