Hapa Collaborative revitalizes the heart of the City of Langley

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Hapa Collaborative worked with the City of Langley to revitalize McBurney Lane in the heart of the town’s historic downtown. Guided by the City’s downtown improvement plan, McBurney Lane was chosen as the initial project to invigorate a tired and underutilized space, to strengthen pedestrian connections between Fraser Highway – Langley’s main street – and Douglas Park, its largest public green space, and provide programmable spaces for events and activities in the Lane.

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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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World Landscape Architecture welcomes KI Studio as a partner for 2016

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Lachlan’s Line Pedestrian & Cycle Bridge by KI Studio in cooperation with Arup consultant engineers, for UrbanGrowth, Sydney, Australia. | Image Credit – Virtual Ideas

World Landscape Architecture is happy to announce that KI Studio has joined World Landscape Architecture as a partner for 2016. We are thankful for their support and enjoy welcoming new partners who assist us to continue publishing great landscape architecture projects and news from across the world.

KI Studio is a multi-disciplinary design studio which practices integrated Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, Architecture and Urban Planning in Australia and overseas. Their broad interdisciplinary focus on a variety of urban, landscape, and architectural projects with a strong focus on the cultural and natural environment, allows KI Studio to draw from a widespread expertise and experience to deliver uniquely integrated solutions to complex planning projects, facilitating a vision to be created that engages people.

A key focus in the resolution of projects is the identification of a site specific response and synthesis of the design elements to deliver innovative and distinct solutions that respect the uniqueness of the site, are environmentally responsible and that reinforce the sense of place and identity.

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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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