WPA 2.0 & WPA 2.0 SE winners announced

November 20, 2009,AEDT

PORT, Andrew Moddrell and Christopher Marcinkoski, from Chicago and New York for their project, Carbon T.A.P. // Tunnel Algae Park. The jury of Elizabeth Diller, Cecil Balmond, Marilyn Taylor, Walter Hood, Stan Allen, and Thom Mayne was unanimous in its decision citing two primary qualities: The floating, carbon-capturing bridge between | Read More

George W Bush Presidential Center unveiled

November 19, 2009,AEDT

Today, the design for George W. Bush Presidential Center will be unveiled in Dallas. The center situated at the Southern Methodist University is expected to cost $250 million. The landscape architect for the project is Michael Van Valkenburgh. who’s design includes a replica of the White House Rose Garden and | Read More

New sample designs for Sydney railway stations

November 18, 2009,AEDT

Sydney Metro have released sample designs for Pyrmont and Rozelle metro stations are now online following a second successful design principles workshop. The three different visions for how the stations might look were developed during the workshop process, which was held to develop draft design principles to guide future station | Read More

Montreal transforms a dump into a park

November 18, 2009,AEDT

Montrealers are enjoying St.Michel Environmental Complex, a former quarry and garbage dump that is a park-in-progress. The site is being transformed from wasteland into a new green park, gone are the trucks, the seagulls and smelly garbage. Currently the park is being capped with building rubble and soil. The park | Read More

Michigan school creates sustainable architecture program

November 17, 2009,AEDT

design-training.com reports Michigan”s Ferris State University has announced plans to introduce a new undergraduate degree program in sustainable design. Beginning in fall 2010, the Bachelor of Science in architecture and sustainability program, a degree offered through the school”s College of Engineering Technology, will create nine new courses focusing exclusively on | Read More

Auckland’s First Shared Space Street

November 17, 2009,AEDT

Voxy.co.nz reports The final concept design for the upgrade of Elliott Street in Auckland’s CBD has been approved by two Auckland City Council committees, for what will become Auckland’s first shared space street. Shared space is at the forefront of international urban design and aims to combine rather than separate | Read More

The State of Town Planning in Ghana

November 17, 2009,AEDT

Kwadwo (Kojo) Fordjour, AICP has written a great article published at Ghana Web which looks at the state of Town Planning in Ghana. Ghana has a population of 22 million with 385 towns and cities, however there is little planning and few universities offering courses in Town Planning. Kwadwo states | Read More

Scientists unveil plant DNA barcode

November 16, 2009,AEDT

Telegraph reports Scientists meeting at the third International Barcode of Life conference in Mexico City last week have agreed on a region of DNA that will be used to identify plants by genus in a new system of codification. Although genetic “barcoding” of animals, which allows scientists to identify animals | Read More

StossLU installs Stockpile in Cambridge

November 16, 2009,AEDT

Recently, Stoss Landscape Urbanism—firm of Chris Reed, Design Critic in Landscape Architecture, installed Stock-Pile in Radcliffe Yard, Cambridge, MA. Harvard GSD reports The project was commissioned by Barbara J. Grosz, Dean of the Radcliffe Institute and Higgins Professor of Natural Sciences at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, | Read More

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