Cincinnati Enquirer reports
“Some 430 new jobs would be created in Wilmington through a $5.7 million investment by Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services Inc., a new venture of ABX Air’s parent Air Transport Services Group Inc.
On Tuesday, a task force pursuing redevelopment of the Wilmington Air Park recognized three responses by 19 firms to its request last year for development ideas. Those ideas ranged from a regional passenger airport to an alternative-energy manufacturing center.
The task force singled out:
A proposal by San Francisco-based EDAW/ AECOM in cooperation with Economic Research Associates, CB Richard Ellis, McGill Smith Punshon and MSI Planning.
Paul Moyer, vice president and principal for EDAW Inc., noted that the process of redevelopment must unfold over time.
“Wilmington must look at all alternatives, and make no short-term decisions that may limit long-term options regarding this very important asset,” he said.”
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Scottish Architecture reports
“rankinfraser landscape architecture have celebrated the end of their first year in practice by being voted as Landscape Architects of the Year 2009 in Prospect Magazine’s ‘Best of the Professions
The Edinburgh based practice was established in January 2008 by Chris Rankin and Kenny Fraser and
has developed a varied portfolio with projects ranging from Inverness to Bedford-shire.”
SOURCE: Scottish Architecture – New practice voted ‘Landscape Architects of the Year 2009’
Yale Daily News reports
“Architecture is one of the numerous industries deeply affected by the global financial crisis, forcing students to pursue alternate job options. Accepting a temporary post in a different country or choosing a related profession may be the best options for recent graduates, three professors interviewed said.”
[SOURCE: Yale Daily News – Yale’s aspiring architects face a job shortage]
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Winnipeg Free Press reports
“It may be only 700 metres wide but the redevelopment of the Red River Floodway will be bigger than 16 Assiniboine Parks by the time it’s finished in a decade or two.
Jeff Frank, the landscape architect of the proposed development, said 250 metres on either side of the 48-kilometre portion of the channel between St. Norbert and Lockport will be revitalized, with a combination of nature and recreation-friendly amenities. It will cover about 6,500 acres, dwarfing the 400 acres belonging to Assiniboine park, he said.”
[SOURCE: Winnipeg Free Press – Floodway to feature recreation, forests, hills]
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Geoff Maslen of The Age reports
“Ian Weir is baffled. Why is it that local authorities in Australia are so blase about having residents in fire-prone landscapes?
Dr Weir earned his PhD at the University of Western Australia after seven years of research that has resulted in a “bushfire responsive house” ….A practising architect who now lectures in landscape architecture at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Dr Weir is horrified at the destruction and loss of life in the Victorian fires…….”
[SOURCE: theage.com.au – Fire-safe designs for the future]
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