West 8 wins competition Ecological District Saint-Denis

The winning design of West 8 and ING-Bremond for a new ecological district just outside of Paris emphasizes the insular character of the area. The experience of and the identification with the surrounding water of the Seine is being maximized; the two shores each have in their own way a relationship with the water.

SOURCE: West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture / news / West 8 wins competition Ecological District Saint-Denis.

New design guidance launched to transform the future of play

Play England, the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) have launched, for the first time in the England, detailed guidance for the design of children’s play spaces.

Free copies of the guide can be ordered by calling (+44) 0845 60 222 60 or click here

SOURCE: Landscape Institute(UK) – New design guidance launched to transform the future of play.

Chinese scoops UN awards for its harmonious cities – Xinhua

highest award conferred by the United Nations system in this field– the Habitat Scroll of Honour Special Citation — goes not to an outstanding individual, but to a Chinese city, Nanjing.

read more @ the SOURCE: Chinese scoops UN awards for its harmonious cities – Xinhua.

Green Streetscapes

THE English have their allotments; in Sydney we use the streets. In a variation on guerilla gardening, Sydneysiders are moving veggie plots from the backyard to the street verge, and converting formerly fallow public land into mini-market gardens.

read more @ the SOURCE: The Sydney Morning Herald – green and two veg

Schmidt Hammer Lassen masterplans eco-town for Estonia – Building

Schmidt Hammer Lassen is working on the masterplan for an 481,000m2 eco-town, named EcoBay, overlooking the Baltic Sea near Tallinn in Estonia, to house 6,000 people.

Read more @ the SOURCE: Schmidt Hammer Lassen masterplans eco-town for Estonia – Building.co.uk

Boris Johnson searches for timeless designs – 24dash.com

The Mayor, Boris Johnson has this week launched the London Planning Awards and is calling for planners, developers and architects to enter projects that display industry excellence and will positively impact the capital for decades to come.

read more @ the SOURCE: 24dash.comBoris Johnson searches for timeless designs » Communities »

Edaw appointed to advise on Whitehill Bordon eco town – Property Week

East Hampshire District Council appointed planning and landscape design consultancy EDAW is to work on a proposed Eco-town in Whitehill Bordon.

SOURCE: Propertyweek.com Edaw appointed to advise on Whitehill Bordon eco town – Property Week.

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