Residents may get new view

December 14, 2007,AEST

City landscape architects will go to work on the railroad running through Scarborough and Riverdale over the next few months, to try and find a way to hide two intrusive new signal towers from residents along the line. The two | Read More

Casting Rutland alley as a park

December 13, 2007,AEST

Rutland residents weighing in on the future of the Center Street Alley expressed interest in commercial use, grass and trees and, above all, flexibility at the city’s most hidden park. Long underutilized and frequently victimized by vandals, the park recently | Read More

When practicality outweighs the aesthetic

December 13, 2007,AEST

The Seattle Department of Transportation is trying to figure out where new trees should be placed in medians along a stretch of Southwest Admiral Way to address sight-distance issues raised by the community. The medians were replaced as part of | Read More

Winners announced for Portland Courtyard Design Competition

December 12, 2007,AEST

The City of Portland invited designers to produce design possibilities of housing oriented to shared courtyards. Portland is promoting courtyard housing as an additional infill housing type that can provide a quality living environment at densities higher than conventional detached housing. | Read More

People’s Park – Competition or Design by committee

December 12, 2007,AEST

A debate over whether UC Berkeley should sponsor an open competition to choose a new design for the historic site erupted after People’s Park Community Advisory Board member and architect Sam Davis suggested holding a competition last week. While some | Read More

Urban Islands

December 10, 2007,AEST

Modern residential projects are offering ample green spaces and robust facilities alongside homes to satisfy customers’ cravings for urban living in an rural setting. But, despite much ballyhoo about modern garden cities, today’s developments bear only a passing resemblance to | Read More

Skypark – The way of the future?

December 9, 2007,AEST

All you need to do is take the elevator to the SkyPark of The Gramercy’s sweeping three-level amenity deck that begins on the tower’s 35th floor. Award-winning designers Jerde Partnership have brought tropical island getaway to this residential project that | Read More

Local Landscapers push for more work visas

December 9, 2007,AEST

Mark Borst headed for Washington, D.C., last week, hoping to boost the flow of labor back and forth across the Mexican border. The president of Allendale-based Borst Landscape and Design Inc. was among 500 American businessmen lobbying their congressional representatives | Read More

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