New ‘Future Cities Laboratory’ for Singapore

March 29, 2010,AEDT

ETH Zurich, a Swiss University and the National Research Foundation of Singapore have signed an agreement for the “Future Cities Laboratory”. This set the seal on the structure of the new platform for urban development in Singapore. In this project, it is collaborating closely with scientists from the National University | Read More

APA Announces Sustaining Places Initiative at World Urban Forum

March 27, 2010,AEDT

American Planning Association (APA) President Bruce Knight, FAICP, at the United Nation’s Fifth World Urban Forum (WUF) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil announced the Sustaining Places Initiative will focus on the role of planning in addressing the entire set of human settlement issues relating to sustainability. The initiative will establish | Read More

University of Manitoba LA students win $25,000

March 27, 2010,AEDT

A team from the Landscape Architecture program at University of Manitoba was one of the four teams awarded $25,000 from the $100,000 Go Green Challenge, a competition funded by the TD Friends of the Environment foundation (TDFEF), a national organization formed by TD Bank and Financial Group. Aileen Zubriski and | Read More

Landscape Architecture Magazine gets new Editor-in-Chief

March 23, 2010,AEDT

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announced the selection of veteran journalist Bradford McKee as the new Editor-in-Chief for Landscape Architecture magazine, the landscape architecture profession’s national magazine of record celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. “He will be a tremendous asset to the magazine and ASLA.” “Brad McKee | Read More

Competition Shortlist is a who’s who of design

February 16, 2010,AEDT

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 to be one of the most interesting for 2010 and | Read More

Sustainable Sites gets coverage in Biocycle

December 23, 2009,AEDT

The Sustainable Sites Initiative launched the Guidelines and Performance Benchmarks 2009 in November 2009 has received more recent press coverage from the December issue of Biocycle magazine. The article looks at the history of the Initiative and explores the Ecosystem as a Baseline. The article also looks at the pilot program | Read More

Calls for Collaboration between professions

December 16, 2009,AEDT

Susan Szenasy posted on Metropolis an article titled “United We Stand” in which she recalls some government officials giving encouragement at a recent NeoCon East annual trade show that there is “a new day for government design”. Szeasy goes on to talk about the importance to design of the recent | Read More

MIT wins Major Urban Design Competition

December 16, 2009,AEDT

A redevelopment plan drafted by an interdisciplinary team from the School of Architecture + Planning has been chosen as the winning scheme in the seventh annual Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition of the Urban Land Institute. The SA+P team competed against 91 teams from 42 universities – including | Read More

Eli Cohen’s sustainability and phytoremediation lecture

December 11, 2009,AEDT

Eli Cohen recently gave a lecture as one of the Freshkills Park lecture series and the Freshkills Blog posted this on Wednesday Eli Cohen gave a terrific talk Monday night on his work, as director of Ayala Water and Ecology, using plants to remove pollutants and contaminants from water, soil and | Read More

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