The sold-out Ecological Urbanism conference at the Harvard Graduate School of Design opened on April 3 and will continue until today April 5.
Speakers at the conference include Rem Koolhaas (OMA), Pierre Bélanger(U Toronto), Michelle Addington (Yale), Homi Bhabha (Harvard), Mohsen Mostafavi, Chris Reed (Stoss).
Go to the Conference Website for more about the speakers and events during the conference.
For a students perspective of the event go to blog GSD:Ecological Urbanism
For a live blog of Koolhaas presentation goto Archinect
During the presentations goto the live feed
Tottenham, Wood Green and Edmonton Journal report
“FURTHER details of the multi-million-pound redevelopment of Tottenham Hotspur’s stadium and surrounding areas were finally revealed this week…….
A brand new public space to the south will boast two amphitheatres for community events, from street markets to live music events and even a winter ice rink, alongside a second smaller, quieter space.
It has been designed by Martha Schwartz Partners, the landscape architects”
SOURCE: Tottenham, Wood Green and Edmonton Journal
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Department of Culture and Arts – Western Australia annnounces
situate is an international sculpture competition for Perth, Western Australia.
Forrest Place, which is the location of a proposed major multi-million dollar upgrade, has been announced as the site for the artwork.
situate has been designed to encourage innovative partnerships between creative minds from a range of disciplines.
$1million is being offered for an artwork to transform the city landscape and represents a new challenge to public art and its interaction with the built environment in WA.
SOURCE: Department of Culture and Arts – Western Australia via ArtDaily
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WORLD LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT IS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS COMPETITION IN ANY WAY. IF YOU WISH TO OBTAIN INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE ORGANISER – Department of Culture and Arts – Western Australia
MiamiHerald.com special by Beth Dunlop reports
“The latest episode in this decades-long saga is unfolding now in Miami Beach, where Frank Gehry’s building for the New World Symphony is well under construction…….the Miami Beach City Commission took a preliminary vote to cancel Gehry’s contract for the design of a two-acre park that would connect the campus to Collins Avenue.”
Read the full article at the SOURCE:MiamiHerald.com – Park vs. parking: A Miami Beach Commission vote could sabotage an architect’s vision
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Zoo & Aquarium Visitor reports
“Woodland Park Zoo has received a master use permit from the City of Seattle’s Department of Planning and Development for the planned new west entry, scheduled to open in 2010 to replace the current west and north entries….
Designed by the Seattle architectural firm Weinstein A|U and landscape architects Site Workshop“
Read the full article at the SOURCE: Zoo & Aquarium Visitor – Woodland Park Zoo’s Entrance Get Approval For An Extreme Makeover Zoo and Aquarium Visitor News
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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.”
Read the full article @ the [SOURCE: Into the future – The Boston Globe]
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New Civil Engineer reports
Scott Wilson is aparts of “A consortium of French and British firms is to oversee the design and construction of the new home for the French Grand Prix. to design new French F1 circuit”
SOURCE: New Civil Engineer – Scott Wilson to design new French F1 circuit