Cultural Landscape Exhibition – Landslide 2008

November 22, 2008,AEDT

Cultural Landscapes often never get the praise that architecture receives, often looked at as no more than a garden. People often lack the understanding and knowledge of landscape architecture and its impact on day to day lives through creating liveable spaces that often hold more cultural significance as bare witness to | Read More

Building could slow at Ajman emirate’s dream city

November 22, 2008,AEDT

The Guardian (UK) reports that “Construction of a $60 billion city in the emirate of Ajman could be slowed, its developer says, in another sign that the global economic crisis is hitting the Middle East’s grand development plans.” [SOURCE: Business Feed Article | Business | guardian.co.uk]

Landscape Institute 2008 awards

November 21, 2008,AEDT

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

Bahrain planning green areas

November 20, 2008,AEDT

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

Scott Wilson win award for Tianjin Hai He River

November 20, 2008,AEDT

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

East Village Riverwalk plan debuts – Calgary Canada

November 20, 2008,AEDT

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

Abu Dhabi University’s new campus inaugurated

November 20, 2008,AEDT

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

Arboretum approved for Fort Williams – Mainetoday.com

November 20, 2008,AEDT

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

The Long View – Metropolis Magazine

November 19, 2008,AEDT

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.

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