In a competition to find the most imaginative ideas to transform our cities into healthier, more liveable places the Landscape Institute has revealed its top eight ‘Healthy Places’ design ideas. Launched as part of a Healthy Landscapes Symposium at London’s Garden Museum, and following publication of the Landscape Institute’s Public Health and Landscape position statement, all eight competition winners presented their ideas in a fast-paced and exciting session on 30 Apri. Each winner had 5 minutes and fifteen slides to convince the audience that their concept is the best. The audience will then voted for the overall winner.
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The esplanade youth plaza is situated in the heart of the Fremantle City. Embodying principles of social sustainability, the facility offers opportunities for all participants. It is a central community hub for events, competitions and social opportunities.
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Smith Cardiovascular Research Building | Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture Image Credit | Bruce Damonte
Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture is one of the winners of the 15th Annual National Design Awards. The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum recently announced the 2014 National Design Awards and Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture won the award for Landscape Architecture.
First launched at the White House in 2000 as a project of the White House Millennium Council, the National Design Awards were established to promote design as a vital humanistic tool in shaping the world. The awards are accompanied each year by a variety of public education programs, including special events, panel discussions and workshops. First Lady Michelle Obama serves as the Honorary Patron for this year’s National Design Awards.
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Landscape architect designs toolkit to make cities inclusive of adults with autism | Medical Press
“A Kansas State University landscape architect has developed an urban toolkit that addresses needs for adults with autism”
Urban farms won’t feed us, but they just might teach us | Grist
“There’s plenty of good reasons to grow food in cities. But the hype of urban farms curing all ills and supplying a significant portion of their city’s calories is just that: hype.”
Urban Designers are Taking On Rising Sea Levels in the Seaport | Nick DeLuca | BostonInno
“BostInno spoke with Gina Ford, chair of Sasaki’s Urban Studio and landscape architect, as well as principal Jason Hellendrung about Sea Change: Boston’s origins and what they – as well as colleagues Nina Chase, Chris Merritt, Ruth Siegel and Carey Walker – hoped to achieve.”
Placemaking comes to Vancouver | Yvonne Zacharias | Vancouver Sun
“Urban designer Mark Lakeman has seen the power of community placemaking, or the reclamation of public space as social gathering points, as a powerful antidote to this phenomenon.”
Horticulturally ever after | Megan Backhouse | Sydney Morning Herald
“While Gwen insists she has never felt gardens need to be exclusively Australian, their garden is now almost entirely devoted to natives…..”
Continue reading This Week in Landscape | 4 May 2014
The 13th edition of WLA Magazine showcases 21 small scale projects from across the world. In this latest edition of WLA Magazine we feature an exciting range of projects of different scale projects from pocket gardens in Italy, pedestrian plazas in Sydney and Bangkok, a subtle walkway through the Australian bush, residential gardens in Boston, Thailand, and Lake Zurich, Switzerland, an indoor office oasis, amazing university courtyards in Amsterdam and the USA, cellular sized gardens and a beautiful rooftop garden in Manhattan featured on the cover.
WLA Magazine selects some of the best SMALL projects from around the world by firms including HMWhite, Oculus, Karres En Brands, Supermass Studio, Meyer+Silberberg Landscape Architecture, SHMA, ENEA, Colwell Shelor Landscape Architecture, Copley Wolff Design Group, Hansen Partnership, Inside Outside, Ground, Inc. and many more…
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