American Institute of Architects – Illinois great places

December 26, 2007,AEST

 The members of six Illinois chapters of the American Institute of Architects selected the sites, which are all public spaces, to celebrate the AIA’s 150th anniversary, notes the Web site http://illinoisgreatplaces.com. University architecture and landscaping recognized by American Institute of | Read More

Green roofs taking root

December 25, 2007,AEST

Shaw, a Eugene home­owner interested in environmentally sustainable building techniques, installed the green roof on an addition two years ago. It’s one of a handful of public and private Eugene buildings that sport a layer of greenery on top, a | Read More

Waterfront plan: A magnet and, hopefully, model

December 24, 2007,AEST

Relax, Toronto, all is not lost; the wheels of change grind no slower here than in any other city. So says Dutch landscape architect Adriaan Geuze, whose firm, West 8, is now redesigning the central waterfront in partnership with Toronto’s | Read More

People spending to much time indoors

December 22, 2007,AEST

There’s a good reason for wanting to instill the urge to explore nature early on. In the January 2008 issue of the journal Environment and Behavior, landscape architects in Scotland suggest that regular childhood visits to the woods or similarly | Read More

The Biggest Mies Collection

December 22, 2007,AEST

On the edge of downtown Detroit, just east of the Chrysler Freeway and not far from Detroit’s still-troubled neighborhoods, lies Lafayette Park, one of the nation’s most beautiful — and most obscure — residential developments. Composed of three sections — | Read More

Pier park is really out there – NJ.com

December 22, 2007,AEST

The city celebrated the start of construction of its Pier C Park yesterday with a symbolic groundbreaking near the Hudson River’s edge. The kidney-shaped, 2-acre park is anchored to land by a narrow pier on one end and a meandering | Read More

Get soul into the city, landscape chief urges

December 20, 2007,AEST

Perth’s vast potential is being strangled by over-reliance on cars and poor use of public space resulting in bland, soulless suburbs, according to Australian Institute of Landscape Architects new WA president Greg Grabasch. Mr Grabasch said Perth, with its abundance | Read More

EFLA – Winter Newsletter No.18 Available

December 19, 2007,AEST

The year is coming to an end. 2007 EFLA General Assembly took place at the end of October in Brussels – it certainly was one of the largest ever. EFLA ExCo decided to have the Seminar and General Assembly at | Read More

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