46th IFLA WORLD CONGRESS 2009 Student Design Competition

This competition is sponsored by the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) and directed by the Brazilian Society of Landscape Architects Organization Committee (ABAP):
Lucia Costa, Maria Cecilia Barbieri Gorski, Raul Pereira and Saide Kahtouni, as the Local Competition Director)

The objective of the competition is to recognize superior environmental design achievements made by students in Landscape Architecture programs. The 2009 46th IFLA World Congress in Brazil aims to encourage achievement of the highest standards in landscape architecture education worldwide. The competition invites submissions from teams of students in Landscape Architecture programs or allied disciplines.

All entries must reach the 46º IFLA World Congress Competition Director at the following address by final date, 18th August, 2009.

46th IFLA WORLD CONGRESS 2009 – RIO DE JANEIRO – BRAZIL.

BDP win Two gold at BCSC Awards

Two BDP designed shopping centres, Victoria Square in Belfast and Silverburn outside of Glasgow, won Gold awards at last Thursdays BCSC (British Council of Shopping Centres) awards dinner held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

SOURCE: BDP – Double Win at BCSC Golds.

Global crisis forces Dubailand review – The National Newspaper

“The Dubailand project, one of the emirate’s biggest and most important planned tourist attractions, is being reviewed” reported The National Newspaper

[SOURCE: Global crisis forces Dubailand review – The National Newspaper]

MULTIPLE CITY Exhibition in Munich – City Concepts 1908 -> 2008

December until 01.03.2009

“Megacities and shrinking cities, highspeed urbanism – slow cities the cities of this world are changing. The difference between town and country vanishes, everything becomes town, only varying its spatial and structural character. New forms of cities, new urban landscapes, new global and local networks
are emerging.”

Changing Cities in Images

SOURCE: Pinakothek der Moderne

AECOM selected to provide design services for Toronto subway extension

AECOM Technology Corporation announced today that it has been selected to provide architectural and engineering services to the Toronto Transit Commission for design of the Sheppard West and Highway 407 stations on its Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension project.

[SOURCE: AECOM: News Release].

Nakheel cuts jobs as Dubai reels from financial crisis – Times Online

The Times (UK) reports
“Nakheel, the government-owned developer of Dubai’s man-made palm islands, has cut 500 jobs, or 15 per cent of its workforce, as it scales back projects amid the global financial crisis. “We have the responsibility to adjust our short-term business plans to accommodate the current global environment,” it said in a statement.”

SOURCE: Times Online.com – Nakheel cuts jobs as Dubai reels from financial crisis

Landscape architect adapts to tough times – BostonHerald.com

By Jennifer Heldt Powell of the Boston Herald reports

“Landscape architect David Warner has been reading some alarming headlines.

Towns all over the country are cutting back on school building projects or nixing them altogether. That could be really bad news for a firm that does a lot of work with schools.

It could hardly come at a more challenging time; Warner only recently took over the business.”

read more about David Warner and how he is approaching the finanical downturn @ the [SOURCE: Landscape architect adapts to tough times – BostonHerald.com].

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