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 – physorg.com

physorg.com 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……..”

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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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10 great eco-jobs – Mother Nature Network

Mother Nature Network reports

“Kate Bakewell, Landscape Architect, New York City
Kate Bakewell, who began her career as a film animator, got burnt out on transience in her late 20s. “I wanted to create something more lasting than a 30-second commercial,” she says. So she earned a master’s in landscape architecture at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and worked for several landscape architects before landing at the international firm Hart/Howerton.”

read more about Kate @ the [SOURCE: 10 great eco-jobs – MNN – Mother Nature Network]

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