Arcadia House | Phoenix, Arizona | Colwell Shelor Landscape Architecture

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Photograpy Credit | Matt Winquist

Arcadia, at the foot of Camelback Mountain, has long been a desirable neighborhood for its views, its central location, and the pastoral quality of its large green lots interspersed with citrus groves. The neighborhood has undergone many negative changes in the last decade due to the loss of historic homes and green spaces; hence, its community character has suffered. This one-acre site features a home and landscape renovation that ventured to honor the historic essence of Arcadia that has made the neighborhood so unique and livable for several decades. The landscape architect, in collaboration with the client, developed the project’s concept, design and details for both the hardscape and landscape.

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UN-Habitat launches international urban design student competition

UN-Habitat is launching a competition to promote collaboration between Kenya’s students and their peers elsewhere and to promote the importance of urban design. The competition is being organized in collaboration with Kenya’s Urban Development Department (UDD) and the Ministry of Land, Housing and Urban Development. It is part of UN-Habitat’s support to the Kenya Municipal Program under the broad framework of ‘Support to a Sustainable Urban Development Sector in Kenya’, which is funded by SIDA.

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2016 City of Dreams Pavilion Competition winner announced

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WINNER | Hanger Barn by Folio (Youngsu Lee and Bosuk Hur)

The jury has selected the winning design in the sixth annual City of Dreams Pavilion Competition: Hanger Barn by Folio (Youngsu Lee and Bosuk Hur). Pending approvals and fundraising, this temporary art structure will be assembled on Governors Island and open to the public for the summer 2016 season.

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Sugar House S-Line Streetcar and Greenway | Salt Lake City, Utah | CRSA

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The S-Line is a modern streetcar set in an abandoned 2-mile long freight corridor. It extends from the existing light rail station in South Salt Lake, through a diverse community of existing neighborhoods, to Salt Lake City’s Sugar House Business District.

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Emerald Networks | Sasaki Associates research initiative examining planned park systems in six cities

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Cities with park systems designed by historic visionaries are endowed with a legacy of generous, well-connected open spaces. Designers behind some of America’s greatest urban park systems imagined the squares, rings, and axes of green space for the people of major metropolises. However, they could hardly anticipate the ensuing demographic changes, financial challenges, and environmental concerns that would impact the role these spaces play in contemporary city life. Emerald Networks: Reviving the Legacy of City Parks explores how cities are innovating within historic park visions to meet contemporary needs.
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Kiryat Sefer Park – a “Hidden Treasure” in Tel Aviv, Israel

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Kiryat Sefer Park is one of the last remaining open spaces in the densely populated center of Tel Aviv. In the mid-1990s, the lot which had previously served as a police garage became vacant and plans for the construction of a high-rise residential complex in its place began. These plans sparked a 15 year long community campaign advocating for an ecological and democratic public park. In 2010 this campaign achieved its goal when the municipality decided to build a public park instead of the housing project.

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Landscape Process. Tourism of identity for the Mines of Iglesiente | Prof. Arch. Valerio Alberto Morabito

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The territory of Iglesias, its mines and its extraordinary historical and cultural heritage is a landscape perfectly suited to tourism, not mass tourism but tourism able to bring about lasting changes to produce economic answers capable of recreating permanent identities in a new landscape.

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