Choked by unrealistic messages – Haaretz – Israel News

“Last month, the Tolerance Park and Monument was dedicated atop the Armon Hanatziv ridge along the Goldman Promenade in Jerusalem. Its main attraction is an impressive 15-meter bronze sculpture, the handiwork of Polish sculptor Czeslaw Dzwigaj.”

read more @ the SOURCE: Haaretz – Israel NewsChoked by unrealistic messages

Challenge, rewards in running Newton’s only remaining farm – The Boston Globe

It may not be the sprawling 50-acre countryside farm he once dreamed of running, but for Newton resident Greg Maslowe, the 2 acres of city-owned property in south Newton is just right.

read more @ the SOURCE: The Boston GlobeChallenge, rewards in running Newton’s only remaining farm –

Look at the bigger picture, says landscape architect – Press & Journal

A landscape architect refused yesterday to give his view on the acceptability of long-term landscape damage caused by parts of the proposed Aberdeen bypass’s southern leg.

read more @ the SOURCE: Press & JournalLook at the bigger picture, says landscape architect

Shared high streets ‘not safer’ – BBC News

“New street schemes which merge traffic and pedestrian areas could put blind people at risk, a charity has warned.”

SOURCE: BBC NEWS | UK | Scotland | Tayside and Central | Shared high streets ‘not safer’.

Martha Fajardo Interview – Land8Lounge

Read a great interview with Martha Fajardo by Kevin Gaughan of

“MARTHA CECILIA FAJARDO, Immediate Past-President of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA), received her Colombian Landscape Architect Master degree on Landscape Design at Sheffield University, England.”

SOURCE: – Martha Fajardo Interview

Hong Kong to set up dedicated office to boost local creative industries – Xinhua

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Donald Tsang said Wednesday that the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) will set up a dedicated office to promote the development of creative industries.

Read more @ the SOURCE: Xinhua– Hong Kong to set up dedicated office to boost local creative industries_.

Street furniture – a balancing act between design and revenue

Street furniture in the modern city is a balancing act between creating revenue stream from advertisers and a clean design element that has good design and function.

As reported by the Ottawa Citizen – Ottawa is currently facing this issue and using a $275,000 study to look at design, aesthetics and function and also a public consultation process which ends in December. Ottawa residents are invited to provide input at

The Ottawa Citizen has reported “Ottawa landscape architect John Wright says street furniture should be quiet and harmonious, with good proportions and materials. Standard pieces should not be used in key places like Festival Plaza, he adds.”

Read more at the SOURCE: Ottawa Citizen – Mayor launches plan to rid sidewalks of ugly street furniture.

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