EVENT | Melbourne Bioblitz 31 Oct-15Nov

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The City of Melbourne is holding the Melbourne BioBlitz , a data collection based event in which members of the public of all ages can become volunteer citizen scientist to  help discover the diverseanimal and plant species that call Melbourne home. The data collected will help develop the City of Melbourne’s first ever Urban Ecology Strategy.

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Courtyard by Marriott Shatin Hong Kong 香港沙田萬怡酒店 | gravity green

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Shek Mun is a remote area from Shatin Town Center. It is divided into two zones by Tai Chung Kiu Road. One is a residential zone next to Shing Mun River and the other is an industrial zone. In the past, there where only few convenience stores and restaurants.
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Newton Hall | Tyne and Wear, UK | OOBE Ltd

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Set on the spectacular Northumberland coast, a Grade II listed Georgian manor house and estate is now one of the largest wedding venues in the North East. OOBE were responsible for the masterplanning and ongoing maintenance of this boutique hotel, wedding venue and private members club.

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Melano Park | Rivoli, Italy | Cristina Gragnolati

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In Italy,  the history of a place starts from far away. Everywhere you can find elements of many eras.  Melano Park is the sum and stratification of different historical layers.  It was a part of historical garden, after became agricultural area that was abandoned, and after the second world war,over the next sixty years grew into an intricate wood and wild weed infested landscape.

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INTERVIEW | David Rubin on “The Commonground”

Image Credit | ©Land Collective

Image Credit | ©Land Collective

Recently, Eskenazi Health opened The Commonground, an outdoor public plaza design led by LAND COLLECTIVE Principal David Rubin. The plaza is just over an acre large and located adjacent to a historic Olmsted Brothers’ landscape which is part of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. As part of the design guidelines which Rubin developed for the entirety of the Hospital Campus, a new Wellness Trail helps connect the new hospital to its community and the City’s cultural amenities and developing Cultural Trail. The new campus, including the plaza and facility expansion by HOK, is now on track to become the first LEED® Silver certified hospital campus in the country. World Landscape Architecture recently had the opportunity to interview David Rubin about “The Commonground”….

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