Woodland Park Zoo’s Entrance Get Approval For An Extreme Makeover Zoo and Aquarium Visitor News

Zoo & Aquarium Visitor reports

“Woodland Park Zoo has received a master use permit from the City of Seattle’s Department of Planning and Development for the planned new west entry, scheduled to open in 2010 to replace the current west and north entries….

Designed by the Seattle architectural firm Weinstein A|U and landscape architects Site Workshop

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Into the future – The Boston Globe

Robert Campbell in a recent The Boston Globe looks into “What changes could coming years bring to Boston’s landscape? We asked the Globe’s architecture critic to gaze into his crystal ball and tell us the shape of things to come.”

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Scott Wilson to design new French F1 circuit – New Civil Engineer

New Civil Engineer reports

Scott Wilson is aparts of “A consortium of French and British firms is to oversee the design and construction of the new home for the French Grand Prix. to design new French F1 circuit”

SOURCE: New Civil EngineerScott Wilson to design new French F1 circuit

Simple, fun, useful: why architects should be on Twitter – Architects Journal

Kieran Long has written a great opinion piece at Architects Journal Simple, fun, useful: why architects should be on Twitter

SOURCE: Architects Journal – Simple, fun, useful: why architects should be on Twitter
(via Wallpapermag tweet on Twitter)

Follow World Landscape Architect on Twitter – wlandscapearch

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Urban areas offer hidden biodiversity – physorg.com

physorg.com reports

“Kristina Hill, associate professor and director of the Program in Landscape Architecture at the University of Virginia, said considering biodiversity in urban design is particularly important as human density in coastal areas continues to increase……..”

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Drought means fewer wildflowers – TDTNews.com – Temple Daily Telegram

TDTNews.com – Temple Daily Telegram

Dennis Markwardt, Texas Department of Transportation’s director of vegetation management, interviewed by Temple Daily Telegram states that this year is one of the worst years on record for wildflowers for many areas in Texas. Apparently the TXDOT stated back in 1932 cultivating wildflowers – “TxDOT buys and sows about 30,000 pounds of wildflower seed each year.”

SOURCE: Drought means fewer wildflowers – TDTNews.com – Temple Daily Telegram

Fear of green building costs unfounded – Business 7

Business 7 reports

“Research conducted on behalf of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Scotland (RICS Scotland) has found green building design is not as costly as developers believe.”

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