Inspired by the 2005 floods, Dilip da Cunha and his wife, Anuradha Mathur, who teach design and landscape architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, have spent the last two and a half years studying Mumbai and its uneasy relationship with water. They recently released their findings and 12 proposals for making the city more resilient to floods in the form of a museum exhibit and a book, both titled “Soak: Mumbai in an Estuary.”
read the full article at the SOURCE: NYTimes.com – As Mumbai Spills Over, Floodwater Creeps Closer
Also visit the website Soak: Mumbai in an Estuary
Purchase the Book(USD$125) – Soak: Mumbai in an Estuary
OKRA landscape architects have won the prestigious “International Urban Design Competition for Wellesley Road and Park Lane in Croydon” in London. Lead consultant OKRA participates in this project with Urhahn Urban Design, Peter Brett Associates, Karakusevic Carson Architects and Soundings. The ambition for Croydon is to transform the area, which counts 350.000 inhabitants, into London’s “third city”, complementary to Westminster and the City of London. The transformation of Wellesley Road and Park Lane, the central axis in Croydon, is one of the key projects in Croydon. The assignment is to create a vibrant centre of the monstrous main infrastructure that nowadays divides the centre in two parts.
SOURCE: OKRA and Building Design
For more information and the other competition entries including Field Operations, Edward Cullinan Architects and Hawkins Brown, go to City of Croydon Competition Page
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The Conference will look beyond 2009 and assess how effective our current strategic and legislative provisions are in securing the sustainable development of our landscapes and in providing for effective landscape planning, landscape management and landscape conservation.
The conference will be firmly bedded in the approach advocated in the European Landscape Convention. Cultural and natural landscapes will be considered in an integrated manner using a multidisciplinary approach.
For more information go to the Conference website
ABAP – Brazilian Association of Landscape Architects – and IFLA – International Federation of Landscape Architects – once again bring to Brazil the great 46 th IFLA WORLD CONGRESS, to be held in the city of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), from October21 – 23, 2009, in conjunction with the 2 nd ABAP International Congress.
The 46 th IFLA WORLD CONGRESS and the 2nd ABAP INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS – themed “Green infrastructure: High-performance Landscapes” – will focus on sustainability of production processes and promotion of debate and information exchange on space and city designs. With the application of Landscape Architecture, these designs are guided by environmental preservation and social-economic benefit to the community, in addition to opportunities of aesthetic enrichment of such places.
For more information go to the website: IFLA World Congress 2009
The theme for the IFLA APR Conference is ‘Hybrid & Convergence of City and Landscape Architecture.’ By doing so, we are to discuss a new paradigm facing the landscape architecture in the 21st century ‘Knowledge-Information and Creative Society’ and seek for insightful approaches to practice the visions.
A city we are living in today is ushering in the era of urban regeneration in the new framework of urbanization in the globalized world: high urbanization ratio, high conversion into mega cities, networked cities and urban sustainability. We believe that at the IFLA APR Congress to be held as a part of Incheon ‘Global Fair · Festival 2009 Incheon,’ you will have precious opportunities to see and explore yourself the work sites in Korea that are to map out a new relationship between urban and landscape architecture , and to contribute to urban competitiveness through convergence of city and landscape architecture.
Conference Website http://www.ifla-apr2009.org/