Lighting Up Tough Parks’ Darkness – NYTimes.com

NYTimes.com reports

Harvard Park has been a no-man’s land after dark for decades. It’s location, at the borders of rival gang turf, has made it more a demilitarized zone than public space since the inception of this city’s oldest and most entrenched street gangs. So there was a giddy excitement among the thousand or so South Los Angeles neighbors who came last week to celebrate the park’s inclusion in Summer Night Lights, a program designed to combat gang violence by keeping lights on until midnight in some of the city’s roughest parks………..

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Projects to transform Sydney laneways, By George! – City of Sydney

7 Metre Bar -Richard Goodwin, Adrian Macgregor and Russell Lowe

The Meeting Place - Aspect Studios, Herbert+Mason, Derlot, Light 2

Infinity Forest – Mathew Chan (Scale Architecture), Isabelle Cordeiro, Katie Hepworth
City of Sydney reports

“We received more than 500 registrations and 68 submissions for this year’s Laneways By George! Hidden Networks project to transform and explore the potential of City laneways with creative, innovative and inspiring high quality temporary artworks,” said Lord Mayor Clover Moore MP.

Eight teams have had their concepts selected by Curator and urban designer Dr Steffen Lehmann and the City’s Public Art Panel.

The proposed Laneways By George! 2009 – Hidden Networks temporary artworks will now go through the DA process, then if approved be installed in time for the City of Sydney’s Art & About event in October.

The installations are intended to remain in place until the end of The Sydney Festival in late January 2010.

For more information, visit the website: www.lanewaysbygeorge.com.au

SOURCE: City of Sydney and Architecture & Design

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Moshe Safdie to under take beautification of Golden Temple surroundings

PunjabNewsline.com reports

CHANDIGARH: Internationally acclaimed US based architect Moshe Safdie, who had successfully accomplished the most prestigious project of Khalsa Heritage Centre (KHC), Sri Anandpur Sahib would soon undertake the beautification of the surroundings of Golden Temple (Sri Harimandir Sahib) along with the corridor project (Galiara) around the holy Golden Temple at Amritsar……….

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Seattle’s ‘new urbanism': making smart, sustainable, stylish dwellings | Seattle Times Newspaper

Seattle’s ‘new urbanism': making smart, sustainable, stylish dwellings | Seattle Times Newspaper

As questions of density, affordability and livability continue to drive discussions about how to design our urban worlds, architects, citizens and city officials are all looking for a shared sense of what the “new urbanism” means — whether and how to regulate, encourage and ultimately create the kind of built environment we want.

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Dutch firm could replace Frank Gehry on Miami Beach park project – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.com reports

A Dutch firm known for delivering euphorically original urban designs on a budget is poised to replace the world’s most famous architect on a Miami Beach park project that Gehry quit amid a row with the city over costs.
The firm, West 8, was selected from a dozen applicants for the $13 million park project by a six-person committee representing the city and the New World Symphony………

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