AEC World Expo Videos – Inspiration for your weekend

Surfing through the net today and I found this post from Archinect about videos from AEC World Expo Online Conference. 21 videos (about 45 minutes each) from the various professionals. in their fields such as Wil Alsop, Alejandro Zaera Polo, Frank Gehry, Ben Van Berkel, Fred Dust and many others. Some of the videos are interviews and others are lectures given are different events. The theme for the videos is Technology and its role in areas of design.

Watch the 21 videos at  361° Design Conference  – AEC World Expo & Conference Online

SOURCE: AEC World Expo & Conference Online VIA Archinect

In the News – August 7

Gardens in the sky: A green paradise, on the roof [Buffalo News]

Commuters encouraged to swap to bikes on Cycle Fridays [Mayor of London]

Belgium has the greatest landscape architect you’ve never heard of. Jacques Wirtz [Fast Company]

Clinic to Focus on Green Gardening [University of Arkansas]

Cleanup of contaminated sites at fort raises concerns [Atlanticville]

City of Foshan, China Selects ESRI’s GIS Solution To Improve Urban Planning [directionsmag.com]

Residents get look at master plan for Long Beach Boulevard [PressTelegram.com]

West 8 to design public spaces for Pier 57, New York

LOT-EK, West 8, and Beyer Blinder Belle have been selected as the design team for Pier 57 at West 15th Street and the Hudson River as part of the development group lead by New York-based real estate developer YoungWoo & Associates (YWA). YWA was awarded the project by the Hudson River Park Trust on July 30, 2009.

The 375,000 square foot vacant, former passenger ship terminal will be transformed into a world-class cultural center, small business incubator, and public park, including a dramatic rooftop venue for the Tribeca Film Festival. The plan builds on the successes of the adjacent High Line park, West Chelsea arts district, Meatpacking entertainment and retail district, and Hudson River Park itself. It will create more than a third of a mile of new public waterfront access around the pier’s perimeter.

SOURCE: West 8

IMAGE SOURCE: West 8

Conservationist fears high-speed line will scar Chiltern landscape

Guardian.co.uk reports

White and his colleagues at the Chilterns Conservation Board, the public body responsible for protecting the Chilterns area of outstanding natural beauty, fear this bit of south Buckinghamshire could be “trashed” if the government goes ahead with its plan to drive a high-speed London-Birmingham line through the Chilterns.

SOURCE: Guardian.co.uk – Conservationist fears high-speed line will scar Chiltern landscape

In the News – August 6

Alsop quits practice ‘to spend more time painting’ = [BDonline.co.uk]

Downtown park areas scheduled to open (Ashville) – [Citizen Times]

LDA says High Street 2012 will generate design briefs [Design Week]

Elkhorn farm restores 118 wetland basins – [Winnipeg Free Press]

Dutch Designer Liberates Bulbs From Mass Plantings – [New York Times]

New SC4 horticulture/landscape program starting soon (St. Clair County Community College) [Times Herald]

LDA says High Street 2012 will generate design briefs

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