Landscape Architecture is not about pretty gardens, flowers and fountains

Malinda Seneviratne of the Sunday Island has written a great piece about Landscape Architects. She wrote the article after she met some landscape architects recently. Malinda interviews some practitioners, educators and the founding member of the recently formed Sri Lanka Institute of Landscape Architects.

An interesting article overall that gives a good insight into how Sri Lankans landscape architects and educators see landscape architecture.

Go to the article at Sunday Island – Landscape Architecture is not about pretty gardens, flowers and fountains

Railroad Square on hold until October

NEW PORT RICHEY РRailroad Square has been put on hold but the $1 million four-phased project  but remains on schedule.

The Sun Coast News reports

David Crawley, URS Group‘s assistant vice president and manager of landscape architecture, who headed the first phase of Railroad Square development, said the company hopes to continue working on the project’s next phase.

SOURCE: The Sun Coast News – Railroad Square renovations to remain on hold until October

Sasaki Associates hired for Troy city hall

Times Union reports

TROY — An architect firm that has worked at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute campus will take on plans to redevelop the city hall site.

The City Council voted unanimously, 9-0, Thursday night to award a $265,000 contract to Sasaki Associates Inc., of Watertown, Mass.

SOURCE: Times Union – Troy city hall consultant hired

Valletta to lose 400 parking spots to Renzo Piano’s plans

Times of Malta reports

City Gate’s regeneration will see 400 parking spaces lost, the investments ministry said, and not 2,000 as claimed by the Chamber of Small and Medium Enterprises, GRTU.

The plans by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano will do away with the parking spaces in St James Ditch and Freedom Square, Valletta, an issue of concern for Valletta shop owners and office workers

SOURCE: Times of Malta – Valletta to lose 400 parking spots to Renzo Piano’s plans

In the News Weekend – 8-9 August

Greensboro City Council debates the value of trees – [news-record.com]

Westfield planning group plans public presentation – [Indystar.com]

New LA County Arboretum CEO appointed – [PasadenaStarNews.com]

The edge effect: urban life on broadway -[ Sacramento History Examiner]

Cleveland State’s green roof nearly complete – [Smart Brief]

Talks to revise city’s master plan are in the early stages – [Post Bulletin] (Rocehester)

Dubai hotels go green – [The National]

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