Daily Collegian reports that “Professor of landscape architecture and regional planning Jack Ahern returned to the University of Massachusetts after a trip to China last month, where he gave several lectures.
According to Ahern, China’s surge in urbanization “may be faster than anywhere else in the world,” and this made it an ideal place to investigate how to implement sustainability practices.
An important aspect of creating this “green” infrastructure is rainwater management, or “the way water moves between the sky and rivers and the streams,” added Ahearn.”
Read more @ the SOURCE: Daily Collegian – Ahearn researches ‘green’ building – News.
Building.co.uk reports that
KSS, which worked on the City of Manchester stadium, will design the stadium itself. Make will be responsible for the wider masterplan, with landscape
designer architect Martha Schwartz and technical engineer Buro Happold also working on the project.
SOURCE: Building.co.uk – Make and KSS to design Spurs stadium – Building.
(OTTAWA) – Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) President Cathy Sears is pleased to announce that Paulette Vinette has joined the CSLA as Executive Director. Paulette is a Certified Association Executive (CAE), the professional designation conferred by the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE). She is also an Honoured Life Member of CSAE and a Fellow of the American Society of Association Executives.
Over her impressive career, Paulette has served as senior staff person for several associations including the Canadian Soft Drink Association, the Canadian Society of Association Executives, the Media Awareness Network and the College of Dietitians of Ontario. Paulette opened a federally incorporated consulting practice, Solution Studio Inc., in 2000 and has helped over 100 associations over the past eight years, working in both official languages.
Paulette has co-authored two publications on risk management for not-for-profit organizations, as well as dozens of articles on association management that are published on the Charity Village website.
The CSLA Board of Directors looks forward to working with Paulette who is committed to applying her organization management, governance, program management and interpersonal skills to enhancing the CSLA profile and member experience.
The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) is a professional organization with 1,500 landscape architect members from across the nation. As the voice of the profession in Canada, the CSLA is committed to promoting the profession of landscape architecture, and supporting the advancement of education and research in landscape architecture as an instrument of service to the public and the profession.
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Science Daily reports
“In spite of its small size, the city has a population of five million, and it is an important communications node by both sea and air.
………..authorities are now considering moving some of Singapore’s infrastructure underground. Several ministries have drawn up a list of proposals for how underground caverns could be used for this purpose.”
SOURCE: Science Daily – Singapore: The City Beneath The City.
Landscape Institute reports that
Grounds for Optimism launched successfully to secondary schools across South East England and Yorkshire and Humberside this September. 100 schools have now signed up to take part along
with many landscape practices.
The repsonse has been fantastic but they are still looking for more landscape professionals to sign up and take part in supporting the schools.
In February 2009 Grounds for Optimism will shortlist school entries down to 10 in each region and each of these schools will be teamed
up with a landscape practice.
Practices need to be willing to donate a minimum of three days of time to supporting these schools. Guidelines will be supplied to all interested practices that have signed up.
Involvement could help schools to refine their designs, understand cost implications, improve their presentations and plan their use of space better.
All the shortlisted schools will have the opportunity to present their designs at a prestigous event next summer, with one
school being chosen as a Gold Award
For more click here Grounds for Optimism.
SOURCE: Landscape Institute (UK)
Kanhu Charan Pradhan of livemint.com writes
”Continuing growth in India and China is now seen as essential for the world’s economic health. Urbanization is a necessary correlate, if not the engine of that growth. Our flagship urbanization programme is the Jawaharlal National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), directed at strengthening urban governance, providing basic services to the poor in 63 selected cities and enabling these to access capital markets to build infrastructure. Urban infrastructure and construction is a key candidate for replacing the diminished investment demand from industry and financing growth in this sector is necessary to maintain our pace of growth.”
continue reding more @ the SOURCE: livemint.com – How not to fund urban renewal – Views – livemint.com.