The Associated Press: Once wilderness amid bustle, NYC rail becomes park

The first section of the $170 million High Line park set to open by the end of the year, the city’s residents are about to get their chance to see whether the project’s designers have succeeded in maintaining the sense of wilderness that so many found so evocative.

Designers: Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro

SOURCE: The Associated Press: Once wilderness amid bustle, NYC rail becomes park.

AILA 2008 National Awards announced

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) today announced the winners of the 2008 National Awards in Landscape Architecture. Twenty seven projects were awarded, from a record ninety seven submissions.

The AILA 2008 Australian Medal for Landscape Architecture Recipient: Urban Initiatives Pty Ltd in association with Meinhardt Infrastructure & Environment Pty Ltd Coastal Towns Design Frameworks

 AILA 2008 National Landscape Architecture Award of Excellence Recipient: Taylor Cullity Lethlean with Paul Thompson The Australian Garden Stage One, Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne Category: Design

AILA 2008 National Landscape Architecture Award of Excellence Recipient: Urban Initiatives Pty Ltd Kubu River Hippos Exhibit Category: Land Management

 See the AILA website for other 2008 award winners

SOURCE: AILA E-Bulletin.

 

 

Experts will now chart city’s roadmap-Ahmedabad-Cities-The Times of India

No red tapism, no partisan politics leading to uneven growth. For once, the city’s growth will be charted by professionals. The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has recruited young professionals from leading urban planning institutes in the country to prepare a roadmap for the city in the next 10 years.

SOURCE: The Times of IndiaExperts will now chart city’s roadmap-Ahmedabad-Cities-

California Seeks to Curb Sprawl – WSJ.com

California lawmakers passed a bill aimed preventing urban sprawl and improve public transportation.

Read more @ the SOURCE: California Seeks to Curb Sprawl – WSJ.com.

Why Tanzania needs an urban development and management policy – DailynewsOnline

Kironde offers a column on Tanzania’s rapid urbanisation and how past development was undertaken and what the future holds.

SOURCE: Tanzania Standard Newspapers

4, 000 visitors flock to world’s 3rd-tallest building on 1st public opening day – People’s Daily Online

A total of 4, 000 visitors, natives and foreigners, flocked to the Shanghai World Financial Center on its first opening day to visit the observation deck from Floors 94 to 101 at a height of 492 meters.

SOURCE: People’s Daily Online4, 000 visitors flock to world’s 3rd-tallest building on 1st public opening day

Miami designers, architects join MAM team – MiamiHerald.com

“Miami Art Museum, in the midst of planning and designing a new home in Bicentennial Park, has assembled a design team that consists of at least 10 Miami-based architectural and design firms.

The Miami-based organizations are: A.D.A. Engineering, Miami, as civil engineers; Arquitectonica Geo, Miami, as landscape architects; Douglas Wood and Associates of Coral Gables, as structural engineering subcontractors; EE&G, Miami Lakes, as environmental consultants; JALRW Engineering, Miami, as mechanical engineering subcontractors; Kaderabek Co., Miami, as geotechnical consultants; Laura Llerena Associates, Miami, as landscape architect subcontractors; Miller Legg Associates, Miami, as surveyors; Schirmer Engineering, North Miami Beach, as code consultants; Tim Haahs & Associates, Miami, as parking consultants.”

Read more @ the SOURCE  Miami designers, architects join MAM team – 08/30/2008 – MiamiHerald.com.

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