The Dec. 14 Associated Press analysis “Planning hasn’t prevented growing pains” needs to be put into local perspective to fully understand the difference between a legal view to planning and a sustainable one.
read the full blog piece @ the SOURCE: tallahassee.com – Tallahassee Democrat – Daniel Parker: Why bother ‘planning’ if we defy smart growth?
Houston Chronicle reports
“Houston can’t quite get the hang of downtown parks, though other cities have featured this bit of urban design for millennia. There’s a valiant new effort, though, to lift Market Square Park up to its potential. If it works, credit should go to the planners for asking what humans really want in an oasis.”
read the full article @ Chron.com – Houston Chronicle – Marketing Market Square: New plans for park account for humans, and dogs
Daily Sound reports
“……City of Santa Barbara officials say the recently completed quarter-acre Bohnett Park extension at the corner of San Andres and Victoria streets is akin to a miracle.
Billy Goodnick, a city landscape architect, said the land purchases, combined with coordinating the park project with restoration efforts on Mission Creek, were “career makers.””
read the full article @ the SOURCE: Daily Sound
Denver Business Journal reports
“The Downtown Denver Business Improvement District, along with the Downtown Denver Partnership Inc., on Friday announced a team led by Matrix Design Group and EDAW as the finalist for the project.”
[SOURCE: Denver Business Journal – 16th Street Mall team named]
UNM Today reports “Graduate students in UNM Landscape Architecture Studio 3 presented “SITE AND NON-SITE: Visioning the Pat Hurley Neighborhood: A Gallery Installation + Interpretation of a Landscape,” at a gallery at 711 3rd St. SW. The course is taught by Adjunct Professor and Landscape Architect John Barney.”
read the full article @ the [SOURCE: UNM Today: Pat Hurley Neighborhood Focus of Landscape Architecture Studio].
Christopher Hume of The Star.com gives great insight into the role of landscape architects and there future, he writes
“For the last 50 or 60 years, urban topography has been a largely accidental creation. Although planned in every detail, it adds up to less than the sum of its parts. As a result, we inhabit a terrain of unintended consequences. Little wonder, then, that landscape architecture could be to this century what architecture was to the last.”
read the full article @ the [SOURCE: TheStar.com | Columns & Blogs | Enhancing city life, one landscape project at a time].