Enlocus revitalises Morgan Court with an integrated and vibrant approach

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The design vision for Morgan Court, Glenroy arose from the many conversations with the local community and stakeholders that became the cornerstone of the project. This in depth local engagement process, together with the careful consideration of the long term objectives within the Glenroy Activity Centre Structure plan, resulted in a design that seeks to activate this public space now and into the future. These informative conversations strengthened the project’s focus on changing perceptions about the value of Morgan Court; how can the community’s appreciation be strengthened through an integrated and vibrant approach to this retail area?
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STUDENT PROJECT | The Third Reserve | Singapore | Joseph Rosenberg, Daniel Lau, Lindsay Rule

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Optimizing Singapore’s Land Use
Singapore has a long and successful history of land optimization and intensification since its independence over a half century ago. To adjust for economic and population growth, the city-state continues to perform reclamation to ensure its industrial and commercial sector will flourish. Since Singapore’s first masterplan in 1958, each land use has been articulated and appropriated for specific usage with the exception of one: the island’s interior reserves. When seeing Singapore as a whole, large green swaths of land within the Western and Central regions of the island are dominantly used for passive open spaces, military facilities and storage. They are delineated from the urban fabric by major freeways, accessible only at discrete locations. These reserves have not been optimized to the same degree as the island’s developed land and remain underutilized. But what if Singapore could create a new reserve optimized to the same degree of the rest of island? A Third Reserve could address the future challenges facing the island with population growth and food security.

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Celebrate Landscape Architecture in April

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April is World Landscape Architecture Month (#WLAM2016) and is a month long celebration of Landscape Architecture across the world through social media (twitter, instagram, facebook and more) by taking photos of landscape architecture with the “This is Landscape Architecture” card and adding the hashtag #WLAM2016.

Find out more about what is going on in your country through ASLA, Landscape Institute and CSLA.  Also follow, retweet and share your fellow landscape architects posts with the hashtag #WLAM2016.

WORLD LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE is not involved with World Landscape Architecture Month, but we are very happy to share, like and retweet your posts and feel free to tag or include @wlandscapearch in your tweets or posts.

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C.F. Møller Architects and Tredje Natur win Future Sølund in Copenhagen

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C.F. Møller and Tredje Natur win competition to design an innovative generation community in Copenhagen – one of the largest and most visionary residential and nursing home projects in Danish history.

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Landscape Institute Awards 2016 open for registration

2015 winner of the Design for a Large Scale Development Award | Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park South Plaza by James Corner Field Operations and LDA Design (image credit Robin Forster and LDA-Design)

The Landscape Institute Awards 2016 are now open for registration with 15 categories this year. Awards range from best design for a small scale development; recognising work in research and policy; to urban design and masterplaning which reflects the enormous variety of work undertaken by landscape professionals and students.

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UniSA Childcare Centre Relocation | Adelaide, Australia | ASPECT Studios

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The project was initiated by the relocation of the UniSA’s City West Campus child care centre. Located in the west end of the Adelaide CBD which is experiencing considerable growth and renewal. The site is configured as a contemporary take on a cloister arrangement with perimeter buildings orienting towards a central playspace. In collaboration with Architects, Grieve Gillett Andersen and the Lady Gowrie Centre, the design was guided by best practice early childhood education which has been recently developed through numerous centres interstate.

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USDA Launches “Plant a Window Box for Pollinators” Using New People’s Garden Initiative Website

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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) urged Americans of all ages to “Plant a Window Box for Pollinators” by using a new, free online tool available at the redesigned People’s Garden Initiative website.

The new tool allows people to determine which plants will provide pollinator forage based on their zip code. Site visitors can then print out the list of plants to take to their local garden store and grown them in a window box. There is also a virtual window box game. Even a space as small as a window box can help pollinators by ensuring they don’t have to fly too far to find food. The interactive People’s Garden website also includes the popular live USDA “bee cam” which broadcasts honeybee activity on the roof of USDA’s headquarters building in Washington, D.C.

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