Robert Mangurian and Mary-Ann Ray Lecture – April 6 – AIANY

The AIA New York Chapter, in collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Architecture and the London School of Economics, is welcoming Robert Mangurian and Mary-Ann Ray, 2008-2009 Stirling Lecturers, to the Center for Architecture on April 6, 2009. Winning the James Stirling Lectures on the City competition for their proposal “CAOCHANGDI Urban Rural Conundrums: Off Center People’s Space in the Early 21st Century Republic of China – A Model for the Momentous Project of the New Socialist Village,” the Studio Works principals will be discussing the dynamic social and economic conditions of Caochangdi, one of nearly 500 urban villages in the city of Beijing.

Continuing education credits are being offered. The lecture is free for AIANY members and $10 for nonmembers.

For more information regarding Robert Mangurian, Mary-Ann Ray, their proposal, Studio Works, or the James Stirling Memorial Lectures on the City competition, please visit the AIA New York Chapter online calendar.

First trees planted at new City Park Den Helder – West 8

West 8 reports

“Construction is moving along at the new City Park designed by West 8 for Zeestad CV/BV in Den Helder, The Netherlands. The first of 69 Elms were planted as part of the first phase of implementation.

This new park is part of West 8′s design for the revitalization of the Den Helder city center.”

SOURCE: West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture / news / First trees planted at new City Park Den Helder

Skills to grow: Seven priorities to improve green space skills – CABE

CABE has published “A strategy for addressing the problems and opportunities facing the green space sector, from landscape architects to horticulturalists.”

The document can be downloaded from CABE

SOURCE: CABE – Skills to grow: Seven priorities to improve green space skills | Publications | CABE

The Flowing Gardens of the World Horticultural Expo – Inhabitat

Inhabitat reports

“The World Horticultural Expo, slotted for 2011 and located in the city of Xi’an in China…….. the commission of designing the event’s masterplan was recently given to winning design team, Plasmastudio and Groundlab.”

Read the full article with renders @ Inhabitat » The Flowing Gardens of the World Horticultural Expo

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Interviews by Penn Current with Marilyn Jordan Taylor

A great interview with Marilyn Jordan Taylor of PennDesign who states that “it’s a great time to be thinking big about design.”

Read the full interview at the SOURCE: Penn Current: Interviews: Q&A: Marilyn Jordan Taylor

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