Regeneration plan to boost Belfast

Belfast Telegraph reports

“An Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) on the draft regeneration plan for the west side of Belfast city centre has been launched by the Minister for Social Development.

Margaret Ritchie said the masterplan had the potential to deliver over 300 residential units, of which 20% will be affordable housing and 2,400 jobs in the office, retail, leisure, restaurant and hospitality sectors.”

[SOURCE: Belfasttelegraph.co.ukRegeneration plan to boost Belfast - Business News, Business]

Penn State students solve problems of vacant city lots

Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports

“Ten Penn State students have turned vacant lots into designer lots in four neighborhoods — at least conceptually.

At the Connelley Learning Center in the Hill District yesterday, the landscape architecture students displayed solutions to blighted lots, stormwater run-off and underused existing green spaces in Beltzhoover, Hays, the Hill and Lincoln Place. Two designs were for a white water rafting venue in the Neville Island back channel of the Emsworth lock and dam.”

[SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post Gazette – Penn State students solve problems of vacant city lots].

National honours for ECA (landscape) architecture journal – The Journal

The Journal reports

“They design, they modify and they manage the world around us. Our cities, our waterways, our space. Two weeks ago the crème de la crème of landscape architects were recognized in the Landscape Institute’s biennial awards.

ECA publication Open Space: People Space, from the Open Space research centre was handed the prestigious research award for its unusual investigation into social interaction with the environment…..”

SOURCE: The JournalNational honours for ECA (landscape)architecture journal

The £700m Quay to the future – Scotsman.com News

Scotsman reports

“A MARINA, five hotels, hundreds of flats and a new home for The Royal Yacht Britannia all feature in the latest plans for the regeneration of Leith Docks.
Forth Ports has today released the first detailed plans of a £700 million scheme, which will herald the largest expansion of Edinburgh for hundreds of years.”

[SOURCE: Scotsman.com News – The £700m Quay to the future]

Asphalt receiving new attention

The Boston Globe (Boston.com) reports on Paula Meijerink, assistant professor of landscape architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design(GSD) who has been looking at innovative ideas for asphalt design and has started a website – onasphalt.com – that brings together students, designers and industry professionals.

For more information go to the SOURCE: Architect finds beauty in the asphalt jungle – The Boston Globe.

 


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