Despite a much-prized location in the center of downtown, Manhattan Square Park is still unknown to many people.
The five-acre site, which was designed by modernist architect Lawrence Halprin and opened to the public in 1974, has recently been recognized by the Cultural Landscape Foundation. Halprin’s design has received the organization’s Marvels of Modernism Award. The award highlights modernist landscapes, parks, plazas, and playgrounds – some in need of public attention and major restoration.
SOURCE: rochestercitynewspaper.com – DEVELOPMENT: Urban renewal’s upside – News Articles – Rochester City Newspaper.
Pegasis News reports
“On Thursday, Nov. 20 at 2 p.m., there’ll be a groundbreaking ceremony adjacent to the McDermott Library on the campus of the University of Texas at Dallas.
The groundbreaking marks the start of a major landscaping project undertaken by the firm of Peter Walker and Partners, who have been contracted to spiff up the ol’ UTD grounds in welcoming and user-friendly fashion.”
SOURCE: Pegasus News – UPDATED: UT Dallas breaks ground on major landscaping project
(OTTAWA) – Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) President Cathy Sears is pleased to announce that Paulette Vinette has joined the CSLA as Executive Director. Paulette is a Certified Association Executive (CAE), the professional designation conferred by the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE). She is also an Honoured Life Member of CSAE and a Fellow of the American Society of Association Executives.
Over her impressive career, Paulette has served as senior staff person for several associations including the Canadian Soft Drink Association, the Canadian Society of Association Executives, the Media Awareness Network and the College of Dietitians of Ontario. Paulette opened a federally incorporated consulting practice, Solution Studio Inc., in 2000 and has helped over 100 associations over the past eight years, working in both official languages.
Paulette has co-authored two publications on risk management for not-for-profit organizations, as well as dozens of articles on association management that are published on the Charity Village website.
The CSLA Board of Directors looks forward to working with Paulette who is committed to applying her organization management, governance, program management and interpersonal skills to enhancing the CSLA profile and member experience.
The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) is a professional organization with 1,500 landscape architect members from across the nation. As the voice of the profession in Canada, the CSLA is committed to promoting the profession of landscape architecture, and supporting the advancement of education and research in landscape architecture as an instrument of service to the public and the profession.
24dash reports that “Four of the UK’s most respected names in architecture, planning and property development are to advise the Mayor of London Boris Johnson on delivering design excellence across the capital
Architects Richard Rogers (pictured) and current RIBA President Sunand Prasad, Chair of the English Heritage Advisory Committee, Joyce Bridges, and Joint Chief Executive of the Argent Group, Roger Madelin will all make up the Mayor’s new Design Advisory Panel.”
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With more reports today of another major developer cutting jobs, and news in the past week of property prices falling and stock market share values tumbling it appears that the UAE is not immune to the financial crisis spreading across the globe.
Major property projects are still being announced and the government is using the huge fiscal reserves to stabilise the economy and push forward some of its major infrastructue projects. The sense is that the crisis will be short lived in the UAE and GCC countries but will have a moderate impact on the UAE.
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San Bernardino County Sun reports that
“The city needs to put its best face forward, especially on the 215 Freeway frontage, if it wants to improve its image.
That’s the recommendation of Vaughan Davies, director of urban design for EDAW, a 60-year-old Los Angeles urban design firm with offices in 22 cities around the world.
Four months after being retained by San Bernardino’s Economic Development Agency, Davies introduced three different planning strategies for revitalizing the downtown to the public in a standing-room-only presentation in the old Woolworth Building on the corner of Fourth and E streets on Thursday.”
SOURCE: San Bernardino County Sun – Design firm offers three separate strategies to revitalize downtown San Bernardino