Chris Reed – Principal and Founder of StoSS Landscape Urbanism
Chris Reed, principal and founder of StoSS Landscape Urbanism, will be giving his talk “Hybridized Expansive Incomplete” following dinner and presentation of student awards.
COST – $15.00/student – $30.00/guest
EVENT ORGANISER – University of Illinois
Contact – Debbie Huber at email@example.com for more information
SOURCE: University of Illinois
Storefront for Art and Architecture and ForYourArt announced Postopolis! LA, a five-day event of continuous conversation about architecture, urbanism, landscape and design.
Six world-renowned bloggers from Los Angeles, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Santiago and Sydney will convene at one L.A. location to host a series of live discussions, interviews, slideshows, presentations, and panels that speak to issues of architecture, landscape, urbanism and the built environment – fusing the informal and interdisciplinary approach of the architectural blogosphere with the energy and immediacy of face-to-face interactions.
For more information about the event goto the Postopolis! LA website
Mar 29 2009 – Apr 4 2009
A live 5-day blogathon of back-to-back discussions, interviews, panel talks, slideshows, films and parties with scheduled and unscheduled guests, themed around landscape and the built environment.
Hosted by ArchDaily/Plataforma Arquitectura, BLDGBLOG , City of Sound, Subtopia , Mudd Up!, We Make Money Not Art
[SOURCE: Dexigner – Postopolis LA – Conversation About Architecture Urbanism Landscape and Design]
The conference will bring together design practitioners and theorists, economists, engineers, environmental scientists, politicians and public health specialists, with the goal of reaching a more robust understanding of ecological urbanism and what it might be in the future.
Speakers such as Rem Koolhaus and Homi Bhabha
Go to the conference website to register
Glencoe, Ill. — The Midwest Ecological Landscaping Association, in cooperation with the United States Green Building Council, will hold its annual conference at the Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Ill., 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 26, 2009.
Keynote speaker will be Lois Vitt Sale, LEED Accredited Professional architect and Director of Sustainability for Nelson Design Consortium. She will address issues related to the value and challenges of developing industry standards for sustainability.
The featured speaker will be Garth Conrad, MELA President-elect, and Environmental Chair of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers, speaking on “What is a Sustainable Landscape?”
There will be a panel discussion on Developing and Promoting Standards of Sustainability featuring speakers from the U.S. Green Building Council, the Sustainable Sites Initiative, and MELA.
A special feature will be two round table discussions on elements of the conference theme — Nature at Work: Creating Professional Standards for a Sustainable Green Industry — both on issues of sustainable landscaping such as irrigation, soil, construction materials, plants and energy, as well as on elements of the industry such as design/build, maintenance, growers, plant-health professionals and retail.
MELA is an organization of professionals in the landscaping industry who are dedicated to developing and promoting standards for sustainable landscaping. For info: www.melaweb.org
The theme for LABASH 2009 is “Make Your Mark;” we’ll present outstanding guest speakers, workshops, and other activities to provide you with the tools you’ll need to make your own mark on the field of landscape architecture. This is an exciting time to be a landscape architect. As students, we are the next generation of leaders in the profession. LABASH 2009 will bring you the most cutting-edge information to help you become a better landscape architect. We look forward to seeing you in February, and we hope Penn State will leave its mark on you with an enjoyable and memorable LABASH experience.
LABASH – Penn State
A Forum on the Design Challenges of Urban Ecology and Biodiversity
Moderated by Natalie Jeremijenko, New York Prize Fellow
Tuesday, February 10, 2009, 6:30pm
at Van Alen Institute
In response to the crash of US Airways Flight 1549 into the Hudson River on January 15th, and to the growing number of “bird strikes” to aircraft in metropolitan areas, please join Natalie Jeremijenko for a lively discussion and debate about the perceived threats of birds to public safety, and about the real risks and challenges we face in planning and designing for urban biodiversity.
Jeremijenko brings together a cross-disciplinary group from architecture, art, ecology, biology, and environmental planning and policy to better understand the plight of bird populations in the context of our struggles to balance urban infrastructural and ecological agendas and demands. How might we rethink transportation infrastructures in relationship to wildlife restoration and conversation strategies in metropolitan areas and vice versa? What are the consequences of wildlife species adaptation to urban phenomena, systems, people? How do we design for cohabitation?
Participants include Jeremy Edmiston, Architect and principal of SYSTEMarchitects; Paul Mankiewicz, Biologist, Plant Scientist, and Director of the Bronx-based Gaia Institute; Eric Sanderson, Landscape Ecologist with the Wildlife Conservation Society and Founder of the Mannahatta Project; and Kim Tripp, Director of the Jamaica Bay Institute at Gateway National Recreation Area.
Natalie Jeremijenko is one of Van Alen Institute’s 2008-2009 New York Prize Fellows in Sustainable Cities and the Social Sciences, supported by a partnership between Van Alen Institute and the Social Science Research Council.
This program is free and open to the public.
Van Alen Institute
30 W. 22nd Street, 6th Floor | New York, NY 10010
Over 500 delegates and 60 industry experts will attend the Arabian World Construction Summit (AWCS) 2009 to discuss the changing face of the region’s construction industry in light of the global economic downturn.
To be held from 9-11 February at the Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE the summit will witness experts deliberating on key factors that will help the industry tide over the toughest crisis in more than 10 years.
Richard Thompson, Editor for MEED, said: “The construction industry in the region has enjoyed dynamic growth over the past few years but we have witnessed demand stagnating for the first time in a decade following the global economic situation. This is compounded by master developers placing projects on hold to focus more on riding out the current conditions and meeting tight deadlines for developments already underway.”
Key industry leaders who will lead panel discussions at AWCS 2009 will include Abdul Majeed Al Fahim, Chairman of Pearl Dubai, Ali H. Kolaghassi, Vice-President – Corporate Business Development with Saudi Oger, Sami Asad, Chief Operating Officer of Aldar Properties, and Mounir D. Haider, CEO of Sorouh Real Estate.
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