MIT wins Major Urban Design Competition

December 16, 2009,AEDT

A redevelopment plan drafted by an interdisciplinary team from the School of Architecture + Planning has been chosen as the winning scheme in the seventh annual Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition of the Urban Land Institute. The SA+P team competed against 91 teams from 42 universities – including | Read More

Budget crisis prompts LAEP students to take a lesson from the Great Depression

December 10, 2009,AEDT

There are many ways to skin a state-budget crisis, and in the face of California’s, Berkeley landscape architecture and environmental planning students came up with one of their own: a mini-version of the Great Depression’s most enduring public-works program. Putting their landscaping expertise to work at Oakland’s Claremont Middle School | Read More

Landscape architects help Australians keep an outdoor lifestyle

December 10, 2009,AEDT

Landscape architects will be among the leaders in the battle to keep Queenslanders cool – and outside – as the world deals with climate change, according to QUT’s Professor Gini Lee. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the first graduates in landscape architecture from Queensland University of Technology and | Read More

Space of Labour

December 1, 2009,AEDT

Spaces of Labour (S.O.L.), which began its life as a series of mapping exercises with students at Strathclyde University’s Department of Architecture, has been developed into a touring exhibition, publication and website inviting a considered investigation of how capitalist work practices were organised spatially and of the architecture of the | Read More

Edinburgh College of Art launches its ‘Vision’ of academic research

November 27, 2009,AEDT

Edinburgh College of Art is delighted to launch Vision, a major new publication about its current and future research projects in the creative disciplines. A lavishly illustrated book, Vision includes focus features on the College’s current research groups as well as profiles of over 100 staff and their ‘visions’ of | Read More

Guelph students present ideas for pit rehabilitation

November 27, 2009,AEDT

Recently University of Guelph landscape architecture students presented design concepts for rehabilitation of  Puslinch quarries. Concepts included wind-turbines to power local industry, resorts, cottages, golf courses, recreational facilities, lakes, wetlands, and trails. The concepts showed numerous uses and activities to enable the park to be used year-round. GuelphMercury.com cited Puslinch Councillor | Read More

Ecological Agriculture: can it feed the world?

November 23, 2009,AEDT

The latest edition of the Monthly Review (November 2009, Volume 61, Number 6) includes a paper from Jules Pretty is professor of environment and society at the University of Essex, UK. titled Can Ecological Agriculture Feed Nine Billion People? Below is an extract from the paper Something is wrong with | Read More

WPA 2.0 & WPA 2.0 SE winners announced

November 20, 2009,AEDT

PORT, Andrew Moddrell and Christopher Marcinkoski, from Chicago and New York for their project, Carbon T.A.P. // Tunnel Algae Park. The jury of Elizabeth Diller, Cecil Balmond, Marilyn Taylor, Walter Hood, Stan Allen, and Thom Mayne was unanimous in its decision citing two primary qualities: The floating, carbon-capturing bridge between | Read More

UWA Students design Moongazing platform

November 18, 2009,AEDT

Landscape Architecture students from the University of Western Australia created concept plans Meelup Regional Park commissioned by the Shire of Busselton. The idea of a Moongazers platform arose from these plans as the beach is one of few beaches where the moon can be seen rising over the Indian Ocean | Read More

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