First trees planted at new City Park Den Helder – West 8

West 8 reports

“Construction is moving along at the new City Park designed by West 8 for Zeestad CV/BV in Den Helder, The Netherlands. The first of 69 Elms were planted as part of the first phase of implementation.

This new park is part of West 8’s design for the revitalization of the Den Helder city center.”

SOURCE: West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture / news / First trees planted at new City Park Den Helder

Skills to grow: Seven priorities to improve green space skills – CABE

CABE has published “A strategy for addressing the problems and opportunities facing the green space sector, from landscape architects to horticulturalists.”

The document can be downloaded from CABE

SOURCE: CABE – Skills to grow: Seven priorities to improve green space skills | Publications | CABE

Harvard University graduate design studio visits Abu Dhabi

AMEinfo reports

Harvard Design School Faculty and Students visit Abu Dhabi this week, as part of a research initiative exploring design strategies for the restructuring of Al Qattara Oasis in Al Ain.

Read the full article @ the SOURCE: AMEinfo.com – Harvard University graduate design studio visits Abu Dhabi for research initiative on Al Qattara Oasis in Al Ain

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The Flowing Gardens of the World Horticultural Expo – Inhabitat

Inhabitat reports

“The World Horticultural Expo, slotted for 2011 and located in the city of Xi’an in China…….. the commission of designing the event’s masterplan was recently given to winning design team, Plasmastudio and Groundlab.”

Read the full article with renders @ Inhabitat » The Flowing Gardens of the World Horticultural Expo

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Ballfields and wetlands: Magnuson Park’s makeover nears completion – Seattle Times Newspaper

Seattle Times Newspaper reports

“Three emerald-green, all-weather ballfields will open at Seattle’s Magnuson Park on April 25, ……..and Seattle’s Parks and Recreation Department and a team of landscape architects have engineered and built 30 acres of wetlands and passive areas as mitigation for the athletic fields.”

[SOURCE: Seattle Times Newspaper - Ballfields and wetlands: Magnuson Park's makeover nears completion]

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