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]

Miami Beach opens its new South Pointe Park – Miami Travel Examiner

Miami Travel Examiner reports

“The Miami Beach Parks & Recreation Department paid $22.4 million to redesign and rebuild South Pointe Park, which reopened on March 22, 2009, after two years of construction.”

Hargreaves Associates landscape architects were part of the team for the redesign.

SOURCE:Miami Travel Examiner – Miami Beach opens its new South Pointe Park

Urban areas offer hidden biodiversity – reports

“Kristina Hill, associate professor and director of the Program in Landscape Architecture at the University of Virginia, said considering biodiversity in urban design is particularly important as human density in coastal areas continues to increase……..”

Read more of the article @ the SOURCE: – Urban areas offer hidden biodiversit

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Asia Eco Green Building Congress 2009 starts (17 March)

Today the Asia Eco Green Building Congress started with workshops in Shanghai by Woods Bagot and EMSI.

Tomorrow formal opening and presentations will be made by speakers from ARUP, Cundall, EDAW, Woodhead, Woods Bagot, Meinhardt and Shanghai Expo organisers. The congress will go until 19 March

for more details goto the Congress Website

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