Video: Alsop and Schwartz debate – Wallpaper.com

Wallpaper.com have presented a great video with a dialogue between Martha Schwartz and Will Alsop and the roles of landscape architects. A ‘must see’ for all landscape architects
VIDEO LINK

Wallpaper.com excerpt

“When Will Alsop questioned the role of landscape architecture in the development of public spaces in a recent speech, US-born London-based landscape architect Martha Schwartz couldn’t resist a response.”

SOURCE: Wallpaper.com  – Video: Alsop and Schwartz debate

Engineers Study Environmental Benefits Of Green Roofs – KHBS NW Arkansas

4029tv.com reports

“In a research project at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s Watershed Research and Education Center, graduate student Channon Toland is studying the use of green roofs to control the storm water that now runs off of manmade structures. Working with Brian Haggard, director of the Arkansas Water Resources Center, and Mark Boyer, head of the department of landscape architecture, Toland built 15 mock green roofs at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s Watershed Research and Education Center in Fayetteville”

[SOURCE: KHBS NW Arkansas – Engineers Study Environmental Benefits Of Green Roofs]

Penn State students solve problems of vacant city lots

Ten Penn State students have turned vacant lots into designer lots in four neighborhoods — at least conceptually.

At the Connelley Learning Center in the Hill District yesterday, the landscape architecture students displayed solutions to blighted lots, stormwater run-off and underused existing green spaces in Beltzhoover, Hays, the Hill and Lincoln Place. Two designs were for a white water rafting venue in the Neville Island back channel of the Emsworth lock and dam.

Penn State students solve problems of vacant city lots.

The £700m Quay to the future – Scotsman.com News

Scotsman reports

“A MARINA, five hotels, hundreds of flats and a new home for The Royal Yacht Britannia all feature in the latest plans for the regeneration of Leith Docks.
Forth Ports has today released the first detailed plans of a £700 million scheme, which will herald the largest expansion of Edinburgh for hundreds of years.”

[SOURCE: Scotsman.com News – The £700m Quay to the future]

Atkins won Landscape Institute(UK) award

2008 Landscape Institute Awards have honoured a design to improve the streetscape of Clerkenwell, one of London’s most vibrant areas.

[SOURCE: Atkins – Plan, Design, Enable].

EDAW launches Online exhibit of built design

EDAW presents a collection of photographs that displays their built projects over the years, the collection “is an outgrowth of the 2008 EDAW Global Design Summit, which drew together the firm’s designers for a dialogue on both the theory and practice of our design work.”

SOURCE: EDAW – Online exhibit of built design explores EDAW’s commitment to the land

Flood protection plan includes levees, flood walls – GazetteOnline.com – Cedar Rapids, Iowa City

GazetteOnline.com reports

“Just days after the Cedar River reached a record crest here on June 13, city leaders began to plan to protect the city from a similar flood in the future.

By early July, a team of consultants was in place, led by Sasaki Associates of Watertown, Mass., to help with the task.

SOURCE: GazetteOnline.com  – Flood protection plan includes levees, flood walls

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