ADB invests US$4m for water projects in China

April 15, 2008,AEDT

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is investing $4 million in a new company that will help promote public-private partnerships in water supply and sanitation in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The new company, Asia Infrastructure Project Development Company (AIPC), will help local governments develop projects in water supply, sanitation | Read More

Discovery Green, Houston opens

April 13, 2008,AEDT

Downtown Houston celebrated the Grand Opening of Discovery Green and the start of the Spring/Summer programming season at the park. The Discovery Green Family Day opening featured 12 acres of urban green space including a one-acre lake, children’s playground, interactive water features, amphitheater stage and slope, small and large dog | Read More

Conceptual gardens: It’s all in the mind – Telegraph

April 12, 2008,AEDT

Conceptualism is the “next big thing” in garden design: there is an international conference on the topic in July at Tate Britain, a new book seeks to define it, and it has gone mainstream by dint of the conceptual gardens section at Hampton Court Flower Show. But we can be | Read More

Views sought on HK harbourfront options

April 12, 2008,AEDT

The Planning Department has launched the Stage 2 Public Engagement for the New Central Harbourfront Urban Design Study to seek views on the concepts for the re-assembly of Queen’s Pier and reconstruction of the old Star Ferry Clock Tower. The department today said the urban design framework for the new | Read More

Field Operations wins Shelby Farms Park Masterplan Competition

April 11, 2008,AEDT

Landscape architect James Corner unveiled plans yesterday for creating America’s largest urban park in Memphis: a 4,500-acre site, five-times the size of Manhattan’s Central Park. Corner’s firm, Field Operations, beat out Hargreaves Associates and Tom Leader Studio, the other finalists in a six-month competition to master plan Shelby Farms, a | Read More

field operations win Shelby Farms Competition

April 11, 2008,AEDT

Landscape architect James Corner unveiled plans yesterday for creating America’s largest urban park in Memphis: a 4,500-acre site, five-times the size of Manhattan’s Central Park. Corner’s firm, Field Operations, beat out Hargreaves Associates and Tom Leader Studio, the other finalists in a six-month competition to master plan Shelby Farms, a | Read More

Landscape architect focuses on enhancing quality of urban life

April 11, 2008,AEDT

Patricia O’Donnell, principal of Heritage Landscapes, spoke about preserving and sustaining the issues in cultural landscapes during the final lecture of the University of Rhode Island Landscape Architecture Lecture Series last night at the Coastal Institute on the URI Narragansett Bay Campus. Her main focus of the lecture was a | Read More

Discovery Green Park awash in ‘Sunchronicity of Color’

April 8, 2008,AEDT

Acclaimed Texas artist Margo Sawyer’s geometric work “Synchronicity of Color” was dedicated at Houston’s new downtown park, Discovery Green. City Council Member James Rodriguez, Dawn Ullrich, director of the City of Houston Convention & Entertainment Facilities Department, Jonathon Glus, CEO of Houston Arts Alliance, Guy Hagstette, president of Discovery Green | Read More

Playing with different spaces

April 7, 2008,AEDT

An abandoned municipal area, alongside a neglected backyard in Bat Yam, has been turned into a blossoming garden over the past three weeks, serving dozens of the city’s residents: pensioners, new immigrants, solitary people and families. “We decided to do some recycling in an unused area of the city, to | Read More

University of Pennsylvania Team Wins the 2008 ULI Competition

April 7, 2008,AEDT

A plan drafted by a University of Pennsylvania team to redevelop a site within the Cedars neighborhood of Dallas has been selected as the winning scheme in the sixth annual ULI (Urban Land Institute) Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition. The team’s entry was selected over plans submitted by | Read More

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