The awards comprised 15 categories in 2008, including landscape design, planning, science and research with 38 entries recognised as winners, highly commended or commended. Overseas winners include New Providence Wharf in Ontario and a development along the Haihe river in China. SOURCE: Landscape Institute – Project to deliver sustainable communities | Read More
Gulf Daily News reports that Bahrain is looking to go green with a ‘one plan’ initiative. The initiative is lead by Skidmore Owings Merril (SOM) who are looking into several areas for building communities and waterfront areas. SOURCE: Gulf Daily News – Greener Bahrain
The Hai He River Landscape Design project in Tianjin, China, was joint winner in the Consultancy Project (<£2m) of the Year category. Through landscape design and the creation of high quality public space, this project, in the heart of Tianjin, is a successful example of environment-led regeneration creating a sustainable | Read More
The developer for Calgary’s East Village will reveal the plans for the redevelopment to the public today. The project has suffered many delays and false starts over many years. The plans for the first stage will redevelop a 4km section of the riverwalk connecting the East Village to Downtown. Read | Read More
Pegasis News reports “On Thursday, Nov. 20 at 2 p.m., there’ll be a groundbreaking ceremony adjacent to the McDermott Library on the campus of the University of Texas at Dallas. The groundbreaking marks the start of a major landscaping project undertaken by the firm of Peter Walker and Partners, who | Read More
The new Abu Dhabi Campus of the Abu Dhabi University (ADU) was officially inaugurated yesterday. Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, who is also the Deputy Chairman of the ADU Board of Trustees, inaugurated the AED600 million ultra-modern new campus on behalf of | Read More
Maine Today reports “A proposal for an arboretum at Fort Williams Park gained unanimous approval from the town Planning Board on Tuesday night. Backers of the project now will embark on a private fundraising campaign. They hope to raise $80,000 to construct the first phase of the arboretum, on roughly half | Read More
Andrew Blum of Metropolis Magazine has written a excellent article on James Corner and his work as a landscape architect and pushing the profession of landscape architecture to the forefront of design. This article is a must read at Metroplis Magazine – The Long View.
Fort Worth Buiness Press reports “After a year and half of discussion and planning, Fort Worth’s Kimbell Art Museum on Nov. 18 unveiled preliminary plans for a new $70 million neighboring building designed by Italian architectural giant Renzo Piano and funded by the Kimbell Art Foundation. Piano said only about | Read More
GulfNews reports “Nakheel PJSC, the state-owned developer planning a kilometre-high tower in Dubai, will scale back some of its projects because of the global economic slowdown.” SOURCE: Gulfnews: Nakheel to scale back projects on slowdown.