NYC opens first sections of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Greenway

August 25, 2010,AEDT

Five additional acres of Brooklyn Bridge Park have been opened to the public, including the first 2,000 feet of the park’s greenway, a 30-foot wide, scenic bikeway and walkway along the East River shoreline. The first section of the new greenway starts at the park entrance at Old Fulton Street | Read More

Planting starts at London Olympic Park wetland

June 24, 2010,AEDT

The first of 4,000 new semi-mature trees are taking root in the London’s Olympic Park with around 100 ash, cherry and hazel trees, grown in Hampshire, already planted. The first of 300,000 wetland plants, grown in Norfolk and Wales for the UK’s largest ever urban river and wetland planting, were laid | Read More

Designing Sustainable Cities

June 18, 2010,AEDT

Arch Daily recently posted this fantastic video by Vandkunsten (in conjunction with Hausenberg) of Design Sustainable Cities such as Malmö, Sweden, Kløvermarken and Greve in Denmark. masterplanning animation from Vandkunsten on Vimeo. Thankfully spotted at the SOURCE: Arch Daily – Sustainable Cities.   Arch Daily is a great resource for Daily | Read More

Canadian National Urban Design Awards announced

June 13, 2010,AEDT

Urban design and architectural excellence play an important role in maintaining and enhancing the quality of life in Canadian cities. The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects in cooperation with Canadian municipalities, wish to promote public and private awareness | Read More

Living Wall at Nova Scotia Community College [VIDEO]

May 14, 2010,AEDT

Dartmouth, NS – A living, breathing example of innovation is growing at Nova Scotia Community College’s (NSCC) Centre for the Built Environment at the Waterfront Campus in Dartmouth. Earlier today, NSCC president Dr. Joan McArthur-Blair helped students complete the first, permanent, exterior “living wall” east of Vancouver. “This living wall | Read More

UK Sustainable Community to appear in TV show

April 21, 2010,AEDT

24dash.com recently reported that Willmott Dixon Housing will appear in a TV show documenting the development of the community over one year. The community was designed by Glenn Howells Architects, and landscape architects Studio Engleback, the Triangle is part of Kevin McCloud’s vision to create housing supports sustainable lifestyles, with | Read More

Harvard changing the profession

April 19, 2010,AEDT

Karen Weintraub recently wrote an article for the Boston Globe – At Harvard, landscape architects reinvent roles, link disciplines in which Weintraub interviews Charles Waldheim on how the profession of landscape architecture is changing by winning and managing development projects as the chief consultant. Waldheim is cited making some great | Read More

International Green Construction Code launched

March 29, 2010,AEDT

Version 1.0 of the International Green Construction Code(IGCC) was launched by the International Code Council. Of interest to Landscape Architects is Chapter 4 – Site development and land use which provides requirements for the development and maintenance of building and building sites that encourage natural resource conservation and environmentally responsible | Read More

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