Calatrava designed Peace Bridge opens in Calgary

March 27, 2012,AEDT

The striking red Peace Bridge designed by Santiago Calatrava opened to the public with a community celebration on Saturday 24 March. The bridge design was unveiled in 2009 to varied opinions and created controvesy for its color, design and cost. Now that has faded into the background as the bridge has become a reality | Read More

Parramatta River Urban Design Strategy | McGregor Coxall

March 14, 2012,AEDT

This Urban Design Strategy for the regeneration of Sydney’s second largest CBD encompasses 31 ha on the Parramatta River foreshore. The project analysed key development sites, heritage items, ESD, open space, water and cultural assets as a basis for building a new city brand and waterfront.

Burbank Water and Power EcoCampus | AHBE Landscape Architects

March 8, 2012,AEDT

When Burbank Water and Power built an award-winning electric power plant in 2005, it also replaced several existing substations located on the campus. In restoring the old substation sites, BWP saw an opportunity to achieve something greater. Los Angeles based landscape architecture firm AHBE Landscape Architects was commissioned to create | Read More

CNU 20 West Palm Beach Urban Design Competition

March 7, 2012,AEDT

AuthentiCity is an urban design competition held in conjunction with the Congress for the New Urbanism’s 20th annual Congress in West Palm Beach, Florida. Bringing the world’s foremost minds in urban design, planning, architecture, engineering, and policy making together offers a unique opportunity to give back to the host community | Read More

MVVA: What will 2112 bring? [VIDEO]

March 5, 2012,AEDT

Steelcase asked 100 Minds from around the world to help them dream big about the next 100 years. Michael Van Valkenburgh along with Matthew Urbanski, Gullivar Shepard, Danielle Choi and Nicholas Pevzner of MVVA describe their aspirations for a future that is characterized by resourcefulness, ecological vitality, and urban landscapes | Read More

Sunset Triangle Plaza opens in Los Angeles on March 4

March 2, 2012,AEDT

Rios Clementi Hale Studios has transformed a dull space into a vibrant community plaza in Los Angeles by creating the new Sunset Triangle Plaza under the auspices of Streets for People (S4P), an initiative of the City of Los Angeles Planning Commission and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. | Read More

Powerless Structures, Fig. 101 unveiled on the Fourth Plinth in London

February 29, 2012,AEDT

The new commission for the Fourth Plinth, Powerless Structures, Fig. 101, by artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset, was unveiled recently in London’s Trafalgar Square. The child is elevated to the status of a historical hero in line with the existing iconography of the other statues in the square. Instead of acknowledging | Read More

City creates Pop-up Park in Yarraville

February 29, 2012,AEDT

Part of bustling Ballarat St in Yarraville, Australia (a suburb of Melbourne)has been transformed into a “pop‐up” park for a short term project which is introducing more open space into the Yarraville Village. The pop‐up park is one of a few installed in Australia on a public street and is inspired by | Read More

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