Larry Rohter of the New York Times writes
“Brazil teems with jungles, forests and all sorts of exotic plants, flowers and trees. But until the Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx came along to tame and shape his country’s exuberant flora, his countrymen had mostly disdained the natural riches that, often literally, flourished in their own backyards”
read this great article @ the [SOURCE: NYTimes.com – A New Look at the Landscaping Artist Roberto Burle Marx]
guardian.co.uk reports “Perpetuity Group, a Leicester-based research and consultancy firm, studied schools in three neighbourhoods where there was some sort of physical blight near, but not inside, the grounds.”
SOURCE: guardian.co.uk – What cost a derelict landscape?
Two affordable-housing projects in Dorchester and West Roxbury will receive a total of $11.3 million in federal funding.
[SOURCE: Boston Business Journal – Boston housing sites land $11M from HUD ]
Construction Week Online reports “The parks will be located in residential areas and will create more than 60,000 square metres of public space, the municipality said.”
Construction of the parks is set to start in September 2009
[SOURCE: Design News from Construction Week Online – ‘Abu Dhabi approves public park plans’ ]