£30m revamp for Redcar seafront

FOLLOWING an international design competition, one of the region’s most ambitious seafront regeneration plans was unveiled today (3 July) which will transform Redcar seafront and create the first-ever 80ft ‘vertical pier’ on this stretch of coast.

A total of £30m is planned to be invested in the seafront defences and to create a unique and vibrant promenade which will attract visitors with a network of beautifully designed public spaces incorporating water cascades, sunshine traps, performance space and sheltered seating from which to view the towns distinctive seascape.

The winning design team led by Harrogate-based landscape architects Smeeden Foreman working in collaboration with Seven Architecture, Arup and Davis Langdon, aims to bring characteristics of the beach up onto the promenade, using textures, colours, shapes and sights from the seafront in seating, paving and the ribbons of a wave canopy stretching along the coastline.

Text and Image SOURCE: Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council

Into the future – The Boston Globe

Robert Campbell in a recent The Boston Globe looks into “What changes could coming years bring to Boston’s landscape? We asked the Globe’s architecture critic to gaze into his crystal ball and tell us the shape of things to come.”

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New Virginia Rules Target Cul-de-Sacs – washingtonpost.com

New Virginia Rules Target Cul-de-Sacs – washingtonpost.com

Virginia is taking aim at one of the most enduring symbols of suburbia: the cul-de-sac.

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Urban areas offer hidden biodiversity – physorg.com

physorg.com reports

“Kristina Hill, associate professor and director of the Program in Landscape Architecture at the University of Virginia, said considering biodiversity in urban design is particularly important as human density in coastal areas continues to increase……..”

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How ethnic groups change Oakland neighborhoods – SFgate.com

SFgate.com reports

“When Robert Lemon, a UC Berkeley landscape architecture grad student, was a community planner in Columbus, Ohio, he noticed that despite the car-oriented landscape, residents of the city’s Latino community, for the most part, liked to get around on foot and bicycle….”

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