Fifteen Group Unveils Vision for Model Community

January 12, 2008,AEDT

Fifteen Group Land & Development LLC today announced a plan to redevelop the 1930s era-Wyvernwood Garden Apartments into a 21st century, sustainable community that increases the amount of rental and for-sale housing, retail and commercial space in Boyle Heights. Los Angeles-based landscape architect Meléndrez to design a community that meets | Read More

Eastview park to be ‘one of a kind’

January 12, 2008,AEDT

City hall is looking at creating a “one-of-a-kind” park for pollinators – including bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and moths – as part of its plans for turning the former Eastview landfill site into a big community park. “It’s going to be one of a kind. It will be the first in | Read More

New city plazas: Digital or not, interactivity key to great design

January 12, 2008,AEDT

In San Francisco, two relatively new pedestrian lanes – Mint Plaza and Yerba Buena Lane – each linked to Jessie Street and within walking distance of each other, signal the rise of interactive design emerging and melding with street life downtown. These clearings in the urban jungle point to what | Read More

Mediating Strata: Connecting Landscape, Building & Artifact

January 10, 2008,AEDT

If landscape and human habitation are two dynamic forces that the built environment is able to draw from over time, how can architecture as a constructed entity engage in a more explicitly reciprocal relationship with the different components of a place? More specifically, how might architecture operate as a mediator | Read More

Committee in awe of design for Agua Caliente museum

January 8, 2008,AEDT

Members of the Palm Springs Architectural Advisory Committee were impressed Monday with the swirling design of the proposed Agua Caliente Cultural Museum. Located at the southeast corner of South Hermosa Drive and East Tahquitz Canyon Way, the two-story, $40 million museum will include galleries, an educational facility and theater. The | Read More

Could Harvard expansion restore Allston’s watery ways?

January 7, 2008,AEDT

In the late 19th century, the banks of the Charles River near the Harvard campus were covered with marshes, cut through with small streams that advanced and retreated with the tides.more stories like this Then engineers took over. The tidal marshes were filled, land was reclaimed, and many of the | Read More

New York’s Vacant Spaces

January 7, 2008,AEDT

The words New York and Vacant Space seem like an phases rarely made in conjunction with the Big Apple. However Jeremy Miller’s article gives us a better insight into why there is Vacant Space in Manhattan and its neighbouring Boroughs. It also is an article that gives many of us | Read More

Hammerson and Urban Splash selected in Swansea – Property Week

January 7, 2008,AEDT

The developers, who last collaborated on the residential element of the Bullring in Birmingham city centre, were chosen for the scheme by the City and County of Swansea and the Welsh Assembly Government following a nine-month European-wide competition. Hammerson and Urban Splash will now work on a phased development of | Read More

Environmentalists push $1 million program to save urban trees

January 7, 2008,AEDT

Environmentalists eager to save urban trees are promoting the Evergreen Cities campaign, naming it one of their top four priorities for the legislative session that starts next Monday. They’re pushing a $1 million program to improve urban forests statewide. Protections for urban trees vary widely in the Puget Sound region, | Read More

Kenya is the latest victim of poorly managed urban migration

January 7, 2008,AEDT

The recent violence in Kenya is part of an increasingly chronic condition in a world that is cramming — without effective urban investment, planning and management — into its cities. From Nairobi to Paris, Guangzhou to La Paz, riots and political upheaval have been fuelled by a failure to manage | Read More

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