Natural Play Area for School in Scotland

A natural play area is being designed and constructed in at Merrylee Primary School in Scotland. It is going to be the only school in Britain with a natural play area within its grounds.

The Evening Times reports

It will have hills, long grass, a flower garden and eco-friendly features including badger set and fox’s den.
They worked with Felicity Steers, who is a parent and a landscape architect, and came up with the design of the Merrylee Urban Jungle.

For the FULL article & video go to the [SOURCE: Evening TimesNaturally Classy]

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT – Felicity Steers of erz studio

Firms ready to redesign Eagle-Vail | reports

Eagle County has received 20 responses from land planning teams interested in creating redevelopment plans and growth policies for commercial strip along U.S. Highway 6 in Eagle-Vail, Colorado

Included in the list is EDAW/AECOM, bluegreen, Design Workshop and numerous other firms from Colorado and across USA for the full list go to the SOURCE: – Firms ready to redesign Eagle-Vail

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What Other Western Cities Know about Living in Arid Climates |

flickr image credit - .Larry PageListen to DOUG MYRLAND of KPBS talk to Rick Holmes, Director of Environmental Resources for the Southern Nevada Water Authority talk about Nevada and its approach to water shortages and what San Diego can learn from their experiences.

SOURCE: – What Other Western Cities Know about Living in Arid Climates

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UW Landscape student project could benefit Tomah – Tomah Journal – News

Tomah Journal  reports

As a group of university students work on their capstone thesis program this year, the City of Tomah might also benefit from their work. The Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison recently requested proposals for community-focused undergraduate and graduate thesis projects.

read the full story at the SOURCE: Tomah Journal – UW Landscape student project could benefit Tomah

Quadrangle Architects Presents Innovative Green Design for the Gardiner Expressway

Les Klein, Principal of Quadrangle Architects Limited unveiled The Green Ribbon design for the Gardiner Expressway at the ideaCity held in Toronto last week.

Quadrangle believes that the Gardiner deserves a better and more creative fate than demolition. Instead of destruction, Quadrangle calls for The Green Ribbon – a unique design that will create a 7 km green space on top of the Gardiner Expressway, bringing new life above and below the Gardiner.  This idea would transform the Gardiner into something that all Torontonians can benefit from and be proud of.

The Green Ribbon by Quadrangle image 4_ Ramp Gardiner Expressway The Green Ribbon by Quadrangle image 2_View looking west

Images courtesy: Quadrangle Architects

SOURCE: Quadrangle Architects

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