Thomas Balsley Associates & Scott Torrance Landscape Architect selected to design Aitken Place Park on Toronto’s Inner Harbour

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Thomas Balsley Associates and Scott Torrance Landscape Architect have been selected to design a new Aitken Place Park in Bayfront, Toronto. Part of the ongoing revitalization of the East Bayfront precinct, the waterfront park will be a critical component in the establishment of a new vibrant water’s edge community, both a vital amenity to area’s residents and a destination for waterfront visitors.

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JOB LISTING | Landscape Architect | Portland, OR, USA | PLACE

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PLACE is seeking talented Landscape Design professional(s) to lead and support the creative process for a variety of projects worldwide.

This position requires a degree in landscape architecture, preferably a professional registration, CAD proficiency, compelling graphic skills, and an effective Project Management experience. The ideal candidate will possess 7+ years of relevant experience with hardscape and softscape design along with strong communication and presentation skills and an outstanding dedication to client service.

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BURRI public elements continues WLA partnership through 2015

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BURRI public elements has been a partner of World Landscape Architecture since early 2014 and we are excited to announce that they are continuing their partnership with us through 2015.

BURRI public elements AG was founded in 1907 in Zurich as locksmith’s shop and blacksmith’s shop. Now the fourth generation operates the business with production plants in Glattbrugg, Switzerland and has its own development and design department.

They offer our customers a broad range of products in the field of public elements with in-house developments in numerous versions. Their experience with construction design and the continuous further development of tried and tested systems facilitate diverse synergies. BURRI public elements is commited from concept to the final details, experience and professional competence are the source of long-lasting business relations.

We are thankful for their support and hope that our readers would support BURRI public elements by reviewing their great products.

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DELVA Landscape Architects / plusoffice architects win Masterplan ’The gardens of Puurs’

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The Dutch-Belgian team DELVA Landscape Architects – plus office architects present the Master Plan ’The gardens of Puurs’. Their proposal came out as the winner in the tender call of the Vlaamse Bouwmeester, in which more than 60 international teams enrolled. The municipality of Puurs has the ambition to continue the current development of the center into an attractive and high quality housing and living area. In this development, the public space is key to support living, meeting and recreation in Puurs.
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RESOURCE | Water Sensitive Urban Design


World Water Day (Sunday 21 March) is a great time to remember the role that landscape architects play in managing water in the landscape. Over the last decade Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) has increased in importance as the world understands the importance of water in cities and the effects of climate change. The video above published by the Landscape Institute is a great example of the material available on the net in assisting landscape architects understand WSUD, but also use the video as a tool to educate the public on the importance of water in cities.

I have collated a list of great resources that you can use to learn, understand and promote Water Sustainable Urban Design in your projects, classrooms and cities.
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