Autodesk releases AutoCAD freestyle

April 28, 2010,AEDT

Autodesk recently announced the availability of AutoCAD Freestyle software, a new, easy-to-use application for 2D drawing and sketching that specialty contractors and do-it-yourselfers can use to create professional-looking drawings, layouts and plans. I think this will be good for people who are just starting their landscape architecture firms or design | Read More

UK Sustainable Community to appear in TV show

April 21, 2010,AEDT

24dash.com recently reported that Willmott Dixon Housing will appear in a TV show documenting the development of the community over one year. The community was designed by Glenn Howells Architects, and landscape architects Studio Engleback, the Triangle is part of Kevin McCloud’s vision to create housing supports sustainable lifestyles, with | Read More

The New Bund in Shanghai

April 19, 2010,AEDT

With only 12 days to the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai you have probably seen images of the new Expo site with its amazing pavilions. But there is more going on in Shanghai in the last 2-3 years than the construction of Expo. Last month the main promenade in Shanghai | Read More

Harvard changing the profession

April 19, 2010,AEDT

Karen Weintraub recently wrote an article for the Boston Globe – At Harvard, landscape architects reinvent roles, link disciplines in which Weintraub interviews Charles Waldheim on how the profession of landscape architecture is changing by winning and managing development projects as the chief consultant. Waldheim is cited making some great | Read More

KCAP wins Keqiao Water City competition in Shaoxing, China

April 6, 2010,AEDT

KCAP Architects & Planners has won the international competition to design a masterplan for Keqiao Water City in Shaoxing, China. The 45 ha site, which is currently occupied by redundant textile industry and residences, will be redeveloped for residential use with community functions and sport and commercial facilities in a | Read More

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

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