Lincoln’s Block 68 | Lincoln USA | Design Workshop

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A tired surface parking lot in downtown Lincoln, Nebraska will soon become an oasis of activity at the corner of N and 11th Street. Design Workshop out of Denver, Colorado is working in coordination with Shepley Bulfinch Architects to transform this unproductive space into a hardworking, active city block.

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This Week In Landscape | 23 March 2014

VIDEO | SOIL MAKING from Teresa Pereira on Vimeo. | Society for Ecological Restoration | Temple University-Ambler Chapter | Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture

Rebuilding the Natural World: A Shift in Ecological Restoration | Richard Conniff | Yale e360
From forests in Queens to wetlands in China, planners and scientists are promoting a new approach that incorporates experiments into landscape restoration projects to determine what works to the long-term benefit of nature and what does not.

Water Management In Post Conflict Countries Critical To Peacebuilding And Economic Recovery New Study | UNEP
Cooperation over water management, the study says, can serve to restore trust among divided communities as well as between neighboring countries.

Sue Illman welcomes budget spending on flooding but queries amount | Landscape Institute
“Sue Illman, president of the Landscape Institute, has issued a response to George Osborne’s budget announcement. She says, ‘The LI recently wrote to the Prime Minister in connection with the government’s approach to flooding saying that we needed a comprehensive and integrated range of water management techniques.”

How NYC’s Marion Weiss Merges Landscape and Architecture | Lamar Anderson | Curbed NY
“As a small, polyglot practice in New York, Weiss/Manfredi had over the years built a reputation for turning out rigorous, sliced and stepped earthwork-style projects that treat landscape and architecture as a single medium.”

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Hasani Villa | Shiraz Iran | Seyed Mohammad Amin Hedayati

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The concept for the design was to dedicate less space to villa and more space to landscaping. This project is located in the new development which called Sadra in Shiraz, Iran. 

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STUDENT PROJECT | Genoa Green Infrastructure | Alessandro Vino

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The project developed a design idea for an elevated bike infrastructure in Genoa’s east Valley, known as Val Bisagno. The valley has been named after the seasonal stream that rushes through it, nowadays the area is one of Genoa’s busiest urban periphery, with 130.000 inhabitants and two major issues:
1) The recurring floods of the seasonal stream.
2) The lack of sustainable mobility plans.

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Bottleneck Park (Flaschenhalspark) opens in Tempelhof- Schöneberg

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On 21 March 2014, Bottleneck Park (Flaschenhalspark) was opened by the Senator for Urban Development and Environment Michael Müller together with the District Mayor Angelika Schoettler, the Councillor for Health, Social and Urban Development Dr. Sibyll block and the City Council for Building Daniel Kruger of the district Tempelhof Schoeneberg as well as the Managing Director of UTB GmbH Thomas Bestgen the southern continuation of the park of the park at the railway triangle, the so-called Bottleneck Park (Flaschenhalspark).

The unusual name comes from the bottleneck of its shape, which resembles an upside-down bottle. The 5.5 hectare site is located in the district of Tempelhof-Schöneberg on the former railway land between Yorckstraße and Monument Bridge.
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