Amid Economic Turmoil, Landscape Architects See Opportunities – Business West

BusinessWest reports

Joseph Bednar interviews Richard Klein and Peter Wells of Berkshire Design Group on how
diversifying their clients, services and projects is helping them through the downturn.

Read more @ the SOURCE: BusinessWest – Amid Economic Turmoil, Landscape Architects See Opportunities

Streetsblog – What’s in a Neighborhood

Matthew Roth from Streetsblog wrote

“How would you define the boundaries of your neighborhood? Is it the streets that describe it?

Berkeley landscape architecture graduate student Robert Lemon was recently awarded the Landscape Architecture Foundation’s Dangermond Fellowship to examine questions of neighborhood identity in the Oakland districts of Fruitvale, West Oakland, and Chinatown.”

SOURCE: Streetsblog » What’s in a Neighborhood

Daniel Burnham Memorial finalists announced, but designs kept under wraps – chicagotribune.com

chicagotribune.com reports

“The three finalists are David Woodhouse Architects of Chicago, Hoerr Schaudt landscape architects of Chicago and Sasaki Associates of Watertown, Mass., a planning, landscape architecture and architecture firm.”

read more about the process and design @ the SOURCE: chicagotribune.com – Daniel Burnham Memorial finalists announced, but designs kept under wraps

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Ecological Urbanism @ Harvard GSD

The sold-out Ecological Urbanism conference at the Harvard Graduate School of Design opened on April 3 and will continue until today April 5.

Speakers at the conference include Rem Koolhaas (OMA), Pierre Bélanger(U Toronto), Michelle Addington (Yale), Homi Bhabha (Harvard), Mohsen Mostafavi, Chris Reed (Stoss).

Go to the Conference Website for more about the speakers and events during the conference.

For a students perspective of the event go to blog GSD:Ecological Urbanism

For a live blog of Koolhaas presentation goto Archinect

During the presentations goto the live feed

Urban Farms, a Growing Trend – Digital City

Digital City reports

“A recent chapter in urban gardening starts in Detroit, Mich. with Hantz Farms whose plan is to be the world’s largest urban farm.The first part of the plan seeks to utilize vacant land and abandoned properties in Detroit’s lower east side, adding up to over 70 acres.”

SOURCE: Digital CityUrban Farms, a Growing Trend

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