Tupper Thomas – returning Prospect Park to New Yorkers

April 6, 2010,AEDT

The New York Times takes a look at the 35 year career of Tupper Thomas, the Park Administrator for Prospect Park who announced her retirement from her current position of Assistant Commissioner for Strategic Partnerships (listed on NYC DPR) last Tuesday (effective early 2011). Ms Thomes is credited by many | Read More

Seattle Center open space – public vs private use

March 31, 2010,AEDT

According to the Seattle Times over 400 people attended a community meeting to discuss plans for the 5 acres next to the iconic Space Needle. The site was formerly the Fun Forest amusements  and the land was recently returned to the public. Bids where called for north area and the | Read More

China to reach 50% urban population by 2015

March 30, 2010,AEDT

Recently Li Shouxin, director of the Development Planning Department stated that China’s urban population had reached 622 million by the end of 2009, with the urbanization rate standing at nearly 47 percent with the urban population growing by just under 1% annually over the last five years. Zhang Qin, deputy | Read More

Gulf Landscaping opens in Abu Dhabi

March 29, 2010,AEDT

Gulf Landscaping 2010 starts in Abu Dhabi, UAE today with His Excellency H.E. Rashid Mubarak Al Hajeri, Chairman of the Department of Municipal Affairs inaugurating the event which will showcase both the theory and shared best practice for those involved in the Plan Abu Dhabi 2030 vision.  Speakers involved include | Read More

International Green Construction Code launched

March 29, 2010,AEDT

Version 1.0 of the International Green Construction Code(IGCC) was launched by the International Code Council. Of interest to Landscape Architects is Chapter 4 – Site development and land use which provides requirements for the development and maintenance of building and building sites that encourage natural resource conservation and environmentally responsible | Read More

New ‘Future Cities Laboratory’ for Singapore

March 29, 2010,AEDT

ETH Zurich, a Swiss University and the National Research Foundation of Singapore have signed an agreement for the “Future Cities Laboratory”. This set the seal on the structure of the new platform for urban development in Singapore. In this project, it is collaborating closely with scientists from the National University | Read More

APA Announces Sustaining Places Initiative at World Urban Forum

March 27, 2010,AEDT

American Planning Association (APA) President Bruce Knight, FAICP, at the United Nation’s Fifth World Urban Forum (WUF) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil announced the Sustaining Places Initiative will focus on the role of planning in addressing the entire set of human settlement issues relating to sustainability. The initiative will establish | Read More

University of Manitoba LA students win $25,000

March 27, 2010,AEDT

A team from the Landscape Architecture program at University of Manitoba was one of the four teams awarded $25,000 from the $100,000 Go Green Challenge, a competition funded by the TD Friends of the Environment foundation (TDFEF), a national organization formed by TD Bank and Financial Group. Aileen Zubriski and | Read More

The new urban India

March 27, 2010,AEDT

The Wall Street Journal has an interesting article – Re-Imagining a New Urban India (subscription) written by Jaydeep Mody and Divya Dwivedi. The article looks at how urbanisation and economic growth go hand in hand and require macro and integrate planning. Jaydeep Mody writes Urban centers have the advantage of | Read More

The 21st century is the century of landscape architecture: David Rubin

March 23, 2010,AEDT

Recently on the Urban Design Podcast, David Rubin a partner at Olin was interviewed in which David Rubin asserts that the twenty-first century is a century of landscape architecture, while the twentieth century was about architecture. His argument is that landscape architects are building spaces for society and forming human | Read More

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