Plan for rebuilding China’s quake-hit county seat goes through expertise appraisal-Xinhua

A plan for rebuilding the county seat of Beichuan, devastated in the 8.0-magnitude May 12 earthquake, went through an expertise appraisal by China’s construction authority on Saturday.

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New Westside park unveiled – Daily Sound

Daily Sound reports

“……City of Santa Barbara officials say the recently completed quarter-acre Bohnett Park extension at the corner of San Andres and Victoria streets is akin to a miracle.

Billy Goodnick, a city landscape architect, said the land purchases, combined with coordinating the park project with restoration efforts on Mission Creek, were “career makers.””

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Position statement – Green infrastructure and the value of connected, multifunctional landscapes

Landscape Institure reports

“The Landscape Institute believes green infrastructure approaches to land use planning must be afforded the same priority as conventional infrastructural components; a priority that it rightly deserves given its critical role in a wide range of challenges including economic competitiveness, climate change adaptation and mitigation, social cohesion, human health and wellbeing and reconnecting society with the natural environment.

Whilst appreciation of the value of natural elements throughout our urban and rural environments is increasing, there still exists a widespread lack of awareness of just how important these assets are. With this in mind, the Landscape Institute made the decision to produce a position statement on the them of green infrastructure and the important role that the landscape architecture profession has to play in its delivery.

Members’ views are vital in finalising the content of the draft document, a copy of which can be found here. We would be grateful to all members who would be willing to review the draft position statement and provide feedback.

Any queries should be directed to Stephen Russell, Policy and Public Affairs Officer, on 020 7299 4509 or at stephenr@landscapeinstitute.org”

[SOURCE: Landscape Institute – Position statement - Green infrastructure and the value of connected, multifunctional landscapes].

Pat Hurley Neighborhood Focus of Landscape Architecture Studio

UNM Today reports “Graduate students in UNM Landscape Architecture Studio 3 presented “SITE AND NON-SITE: Visioning the Pat Hurley Neighborhood: A Gallery Installation + Interpretation of a Landscape,” at a gallery at 711 3rd St. SW. The course is taught by Adjunct Professor and Landscape Architect John Barney.”

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Enhancing city life, one landscape project at a time

Christopher Hume of The Star.com gives great insight into the role of landscape architects and there future, he writes

“For the last 50 or 60 years, urban topography has been a largely accidental creation. Although planned in every detail, it adds up to less than the sum of its parts. As a result, we inhabit a terrain of unintended consequences. Little wonder, then, that landscape architecture could be to this century what architecture was to the last.”

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