Land News 4 Dec 2010 NU, Middle East, Video, Review, Talk

L.A. Live, Pinnacle of Modern Design, or Bad Urbanism? [LA Streets Blog]

Beyond Oil: Building A Sustainable Middle East [PSFK]

You Call This New Urbanism? [City Watch]

Work begins on £27m Birmingham urban village [InsiderMedia]

Cleveland designers brainstorm downtown ideas on Mall, lakefront and riverfront for Group Plan Commission [Cleveland.com]

China’s New National Plan: Green by Necessity [Sustainable Cities Collective]

Northeastern University’s School of Architecture Unveils Urban Landscape Program [Bostondf.com]

A Time Capsule of Black History, Rediscovered and Preserved in New York [Fastcodesign.com]

INTERVIEW: The Future of Design: Blue Is the New Green Fastcodesign.com interview with Paul Eagle, managing director of Perkins+Will, New York; and Janice Barnes, principal and global discipline leader for planning and strategies.

NEW BLOG: DenverUrbanism.com

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT PAYSCALE (USA): Salary Snapshot for Landscape Architect Jobs

BOOK REVIEW:Review by Philip Langdon of New Urban Network – Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change

EVENT: Freshkills Park Talk by Dr. Robin Nagle.  Titled “The Twist-Tie that Binds: Garbage, New York City and You,” the lecture will recount how the City’s garbage connects New Yorkers to one another as well as to history, politics, infrastructure, and technology.  December 8th, 7 pm – 8:30 pm at the NYU Philosophy Building

VIDEOS: BLUEPRINTS FOR THE MIDDLE EAST: NYtimes interviews I.M. PEI, Jean Nouvel, Norman Foster, Frank Gehry about their design for Musuems in the Middle East

One Town, Two Parks, Two different approaches – Martha Schwartz & Phil Heaton

This video is extracts from the Channel 4 series ‘Kevin McCloud and the Big Town Plan’ shows the two different approaches from Martha Schwartz and Phil Heaton in the regeneration of former mining town Castleford in Yorkshire, filmed for a 4-part series screened in 2008.

The footage shows the process and a follow up two years after the projects where constructed. The final result is an interesting look at urban regeneration in the UK.

Phil Heaton on TV from phil heaton on Vimeo.

SvR gives transparency to Bell Street Park design

SVR-Bell-Street-Park-model

SvR - Bell Street Park transparent model

Seattle-based SvR is currently leading the design and engineering of the innovative Bell Street Park, a 3-block hybrid of park activities and street functions. The project will give an outdoor living room to residents of Belltown, one of Seattle’s densest neighborhoods, while accommodating auto, bus, bicycle, and emergency vehicle access.

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Google Earth 6 – now with 3D trees *UPDATE*

Chicago

Millennium Park in Desktop version of Google Earth 6 (Click image for larger image)

Google has released the latest version of must have tool for every the landscape architect and urban designer – Google Earth 6.

*UPDATE* Yesterday we reported we were having difficulties with the Desktop version of Google Earth 6. Today, the ‘trees’ function appeared under the 3D buildings menu that was missing yesterday, so we have been flying around the world trying to find the new 3D trees as they are only in some locations such as Tokyo, Chicago, San Francisco, Athens, University of California(Davis),

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Northerly Island Framework Plan to be unveiled

Northerly Island Framework Plan
The Chicago Park District along with JJR and Studio Gang will unveil and present the Northerly Island Framework Plan this week. The island is set to continue the transformation from airport into a lush green oasis for the citizens of Chicago. Northerly Island Planning recently posted some Planning Process Design Images (see above & below) to their Facebook page that gives some clues on what will be unveiled and presented on this Thursday December 2 at 6:30 p.m. at The Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan Ave. on the 1st Floor.

IMAGE SOURCE: Northerly Island Planning Facebook page

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