A Landscape in Winter, Dying Heroically

February 1, 2008,AEST

ON a cold January afternoon in this tiny village near the German border, the garden designer Piet Oudolf put on a heavy coat and led the way out of the 1850s farmhouse he shares with his wife, Anja, and into | Read More

Seaside the good the bad the ugly of New Urbanism

February 1, 2008,AEST

Seaside, Fla. might have been the backdrop town of Seahaven in the Oscar-nominated film “The Truman Show”, but some of the problems developers faced while creating the new-urbanist beachside community were anything but picturesque. The Urban Land Institute heard about | Read More

Managing Traffic in the Urban Age

January 31, 2008,AEST

The human species is, at this moment, in the process of becoming a mainly urban animal after a thousand generations spent mainly in rural conditions. Many economists and sociologists see this trend as our potential salvation in a world heading | Read More

Iran News – Iran joins IFLA

January 31, 2008,AEST

Iranian Association of Greenery Engineers has joined the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA), Iran Daily reported. A team of experts headed by IFLA president, Diane Menzies visited Iran on January 25 to become familiar with landscape design in the | Read More

Canadian architecture revival in Toronto

January 31, 2008,AEST

Canadian architecture, especially in Toronto, is undergoing a revival of sorts. Whether the projects are heralded or panned, the Michael-Lee Chin Crystal at the Royal Ontario Museum, the colourful box-on-stilts (the Sharp Centre for Design) at the Ontario College of | Read More

WWII-era bomber donated to Great Park

January 31, 2008,AEST

In years past, building a central park was about creating an escape from urban life with little nod to what it was replacing. But the designers (Ken Smith Landscape Architects) of the Orange County Great Park, which is being built | Read More

Romp with architecture mixes styles, results at Crown Hall

January 30, 2008,AEST

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s principles of free-flowing, flexible space were in full view during a first-time collaboration between Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Illinois Institute of Technology architecture students over the weekend. The German-born modernist architect, who designed IIT’s | Read More

Urban Design Competition site choosen in Dallas

January 30, 2008,AEST

464-acre site south of downtown Dallas has been chosen as the study area for the sixth annual ULI (Urban Land Institute,USA) Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition, an ideas competition for university students created to honor the legacy of | Read More

Cities join WWF to cut carbon use

January 30, 2008,AEST

Shanghai and Baoding have become the first cities to take part in a new WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) initiative to research less carbon-intensive paths to urban development in China, the international environmental organization said. The Low Carbon City | Read More

265m Funding To Build New Palace

January 30, 2008,AEST

FUNDING is in place to see a new Crystal Palace built as part of plans to overhaul a historic park. A leading Scottish Bank, believed to be Clydesdale Bank, has given its support to the scheme in Crystal Palace Park. | Read More

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