Funding freeze halts environmental projects across California – Los Angeles Times

Jordan Rau of the Los Angeles Times reports “Commissions and nonprofits charged with conserving parks, wildlife, water and mountain areas of the state are at risk of laying off staff or closing since the state stopped funding last month.”

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Preserving national resources – Martha Schwartz – BBC NEWS – Magazine

BBC News reports “Can a simple idea help make the world a better place? Professor of landscape architecture, Martha Schwartz argues that we should all be shareholders of the world’s natural resources.”

Listen to Martha Schwartz speak @ The Forum podcast
if this link does work go to Forum Website

[SOURCE: BBC NEWS | UK | Magazine | Preserving national resources]

City planners like PATH skylights proposal – Toronto – National Post

Michael McKiernan, National Post reports “An urban design team has proposed bubble-like skylights for the downtown PATH system, hoping to bring natural light underground and help pedestrians both above and below ground to orient themselves”

[SOURCE: National Post – City planners like PATH skylights proposal]

Students called to design sustainable community – Building Design

Technology giant Cisco has launched a competition for architecture graduates and undergraduates to design the “connected community of the future”

Entries must be submitted by February 27, and the winning design will be awarded £2,000, with an exhibition of finalists’ ideas to be held at the RIBA.

For more information go to the Cisco site

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Industrial chic – globe and mail reports “The Wychwood streetcar repair barns were once a major hub of the Toronto Civic Railway, the forerunner of the TTC. After an environmentally-friendly makeover, they have become some of the most desired spaces for artists in the city.

“But society throws away way more buildings than it should,” he says. I feel very lucky to be involved in the redevelopment of these amazing brownfields and these incredible, unique structures. I see projects like this as examples of what we should be building.”

read the full article at the [SOURCE: Industrial chic].

Surf, sewage form a combustible mix in Malibu – Los Angeles Times

Martha Grove of the LA Times reports that “The city is eager to complete Legacy Park, where storm water would be treated. But environmental groups say officials aren’t taking adequate steps to prevent sewage from leaching into the ocean.”

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America’s Best Architecture and Design Schools 2009 :: DesignIntelligence

If you are looking to study landscape architecture in America in the future check out the latest guide from Design Intelligence

“For a decade, “America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools” from DesignIntelligence has been the definitive school ranking as determined by practitioners who employ design professionals.”

[SOURCE: DesignIntelligence – Just Published: America’s Best Architecture and Design Schools 2009]

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