Dubai considers scrapping 27 projects – The National Newspaper

The National Newspaper reports

“Regulators are gearing up to review all outstanding developments under a new law that gives them authority to cancel projects that do not start construction within six months of being approved by the Dubai Government. They are already considering cancelling 27 projects….”

SOURCE: The National NewspaperDubai considers scrapping 27 projects

Aberdeen row over rival plans – Building Design

Building Design reports

“Landscape architect Martha Schwartz is working on a £140 million Aberdeen project which critics claim threatens an arts centre scheme in the same location by Brisac Gonzalez Architects”

SOURCE: Building Design – Aberdeen row over rival plans

Baltimore Infill Survey – Baltimore Sun

Baltimore Infill Survey is a Flickr page where many architects, designers and general public are posting ideas for urban infill in degraded suburban areas.

Check out the Flickr Page to see the latest.

SOURCE: Baltimore Sun

Topos to present Landscape Awards in Reykjavik – Topos

Topos will be presenting its Topos Landscape Award 2009 in a ceremony at the Topos Design and Sustainability Symposium on 26 June in Reykjavik, Iceland.

The symposium, which will be taking place in the Nordic House Culture Centre built by Alvar Aalto in 1968, is being held in collaboration with FILA, the Icelandic Landscape Architecture Association, at the invitation of the Nordic Council.

The speakers include Jenny Osuldsen, Antje Stokmann, Eelco Hooftman, Bart Brands, Philip Coxall, Adrian McGregor and others, and an excursion to landscape projects in the Reykjavik area is being offered as part of the symposium on 27 June.

The symposium is limited to 120 persons and costs 150 euros. To register or obtain more information, contact Marie Persson at marie@nordice.is

SOURCE: TOPOS

Waldheim appointed professor, chair of landscape architecture — The Harvard University Gazette

The Harvard University Gazette reports

“Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) and Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design Mohsen Mostafavi announced the appointment of Charles Waldheim as professor of landscape architecture and chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture at GSD, effective July of this year.

“I very much look forward to working with Charles and the landscape faculty in defining the future direction of the department, and in confronting the current challenges and opportunities facing those who teach and practice in the field of landscape architecture,” said Mostafavi during his announcement”

SOURCE: The Harvard University Gazette – Waldheim appointed professor, chair of landscape architecture

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