Museum Chooses Landscape Architect

89.3 WFPL  reports

The Speed Art Museum has chosen a landscape architect for its expansion at the University of Louisville campus. The landscape architecture firm chosen is Reed Hilderbrand Associates of Massachusetts who will work with wHY Architecture of Los Angeles, which the museum chose in January……..The museum expects to break ground next year and complete construction by 2014

SOURCE: 89.3 WFPL | Museum Chooses Landscape Architect; Gets $5 million

Burj Dubai (World’s Tallest Tower) to open on December 2

The Times of India reports

The world’s tallest tower Burj Dubai will open this year on December 2, which is the UAE National
Day.

Mohammed Al-Abbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties, which is the developer of the project, said he was “shooting for UAE National Day”.

SOURCE: The Times of India – Burj Dubai to open on December 2

Bulldozing Cities – GOOD.IS

Dan Kildee is the treasurer of Genessee County, Michigan, the county which contains the city of Flint. His recently written a guest post at GOOD.is. He starts his post

The quality of a city is determined by what life is like for the people who live there—not by how many people live there.

So why is my suggestion that my hometown of Flint should shrink—reducing the “built” environment—creating such a stir? Is our American obsession with growth and expansion so pervasive that a community would rather fail at being large than succeed and become a smaller place?

Read the full post at the SOURCE: GOOD 100: Bulldozing Cities

KunstlerCast – Jane Jacobs, Urban Thinker

Duncan Crary and James Howard Kunstler in their latest podcast have a conversation about Jane Jacobs, her theories, works and her impact on urban planning. The catalyst for the conversation was Planetizen’s poll about the Top 100 Urban Thinkers on which Jane Jacobs was placed 1st.

You can listen to KunstlerCast #83: Jane Jacobs, Urban Thinker – The Death and Life of Great American Cities at KunstlerCast or you can also subscribe via iTunes.

Bennetts’ New Street Square green wall lives on

Architects Journal reports

Teething issues with a wall of plants pictured at Bennetts Associates’ New Street Square office complex in central London have been addressed, says director Rab Bennetts.

He added that the wall has been replanted and will be ‘fine by next spring’.

read and see images at the SOURCE:  Architects JournalBennetts’ New Street Square green wall lives on

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