The awards comprised 15 categories in 2008, including landscape design, planning, science and research with 38 entries recognised as winners, highly commended or commended. Overseas winners include New Providence Wharf in Ontario and a development along the Haihe river in China.
SOURCE: Landscape Institute – Project to deliver sustainable communities in East London lauded as top landscape scheme in UK.
Congratulations to the winners of the awards – see a full list here
Gulf Daily News reports that Bahrain is looking to go green with a ‘one plan’ initiative. The initiative is lead by Skidmore Owings Merril (SOM) who are looking into several areas for building communities and waterfront areas.
SOURCE: Gulf Daily News – Greener Bahrain
The Hai He River Landscape Design project in Tianjin, China, was joint winner in the Consultancy Project (<£2m) of the Year category. Through landscape design and the creation of high quality public space, this project, in the heart of Tianjin, is a successful example of environment-led regeneration creating a sustainable resource for the present and future generations to enjoy.
SOURCE: Scott Wilson
The developer for Calgary’s East Village will reveal the plans for the redevelopment to the public today. The project has suffered many delays and false starts over many years.
The plans for the first stage will redevelop a 4km section of the riverwalk connecting the East Village to Downtown.
Read the SOURCE @ Calgary Herald – East Village Riverwalk plan debuts.
Pegasis News reports
“On Thursday, Nov. 20 at 2 p.m., there’ll be a groundbreaking ceremony adjacent to the McDermott Library on the campus of the University of Texas at Dallas.
The groundbreaking marks the start of a major landscaping project undertaken by the firm of Peter Walker and Partners, who have been contracted to spiff up the ol’ UTD grounds in welcoming and user-friendly fashion.”
SOURCE: Pegasus News – UPDATED: UT Dallas breaks ground on major landscaping project