Olympics reinvigorates Vancouver’s Granville Street

February 25, 2010,AEST

During the Winter Olympics in Vancouver a newly updated Granville Street by PWL Partnership Landscape Architects has become a lively impromptu event space for buskers, street hockey, olympic pin sellers and more. The street has been closed to traffic for | Read More

SvR + Hewitt designing Seattle’s streets

February 24, 2010,AEST

In October 2009, Seattle Parks selected SvR Design + Hewitt as the primary design consultant for four Belltown blocks, from First to Fifth Avenues will be turned into Seattle’s first park boulevard with swales and natural landscaping. Last month SvR | Read More

How video is changing Landscape Architecture

February 23, 2010,AEST

Over recent years video and digital animation have become another design tool for landscape architects and education and professional institutions. For landscape architects digital animation and 3D rendering has become cheaper and cheaper to produce with tools such as Sketchup, | Read More

$2.2 billion for Great Lakes Restoration: EPA

February 22, 2010,AEST

The Environmental Protection Agency will spend $2.2 billion over five years on the Great Lakes to clean up polluted water and beaches, restore wetlands and fight invasive species such as Asian carp in a revitalization effort. In 2010 $475 million | Read More

Safe Trestles – Design Competition

February 20, 2010,AEST

Architecture for Humanity in partnership with San Onofre Foundation and The Surfrider Foundation are staging an open design competition. This is a two-phase open competition to generate visionary ideas for a safe trail and railroad crossing that provides access Lower | Read More

Abandoned Jakarta monorail to be revived

February 18, 2010,AEST

The monorail project in Jakarta was abandoned by the developer in 2008 due to legal and financial difficulties, but now the Jakarta Post reports that the project is to be revived. The Jakarta Post article reports The project, along with | Read More

Competition Shortlist is a who’s who of design

February 16, 2010,AEST

Recently the contest organisers of the Gateway Arch Design Competition announced the shortlist for the second round of the competition and it reads like a who’s who of built environment design from around the world. This competition is shaping up | Read More

Green Belts: more than lines on a map

February 9, 2010,AEST

Natural England and the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) have published Green Belts: a Greener Future. The first major survey of the environmental state of Green Belt land and the benefits it provides for people and wildlife. Helen Phillips, | Read More

Scotland releases simplified Planning Policy

February 8, 2010,AEST

The Scottish Government recently launched a simplified planning document which replaces 17 separate planning policies. The new document sets out planning policy on topics such as housing, wind farms, flooding and the natural and built environment. Also published today is | Read More

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