This Week In Landscape | 5 April 2014

Landscape Architects Edwina von Gal, Mikyoung Kim and Kate Orff Share Their Favorite Things | Wall Street Journal | Lindsey Taylor
“Three trailblazing landscape designers are unearthing ways to improve the boundaries where man meets nature, using everything from oyster beds to interactive color walls to ensure that new developments harmoniously exist alongside their natural environments”

City publishes how-to manual for downtown parklets | Jim Harger | Mlive
“Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (DGRI) and the city of Grand Rapids unveiled a colorful 46-page manual for downtown property owners who want to install “parklets” in front of their addresses.”

April is National Landscape Architecture Month | ASLA
ASLA have a list of landscape architecture events occurring this month across the USA.

Registration is now open for the 2014 LI Awards. | Landscape Institute
LI members now have the opportunity to submit their projects for 15 Award categories registrations due Wednesday 30 April and the submission deadline is Friday 4 July.

100 Cities Will Soon Have Their First-Ever Chief Resilience Officers | Adele Peters | Fast Co Design
“Cities are beginning to hire chief resilience officers. The role comes as part of the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge, which is putting $100 million into helping build future-proof cities; for the selected cities, a salary for a chief resilience officer is part of the prize.”

New Satellite Boosts Research On Global Rainfall and Climate | Nicola Jones | Yale e360
“Although it may seem simple, measuring rainfall worldwide has proven to be a difficult job for scientists. But a recently launched satellite is set to change that, providing data that could help in understanding whether global rainfall really is increasing as the planet warms.”

Tecnologico de Monterrey Urban Regeneration Plan | Monterrey Mexico | Sasaki

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All over the world, cities and major universities are collaborating to create new economies and regenerate society. Tecnológico de Monterrey is positioned to become a leader in stimulating national urban and economic regeneration—and prove the power of Latin American universities as engines of innovation and entrepreneurship. Tecnologico de Monterrey has set an objective to become one of the top 100 global universities, and the best university in Latin America. In response to this vision, Sasaki’s urban regeneration plan for Tecnológico de Monterrey establishes a framework for the long-term evolution of the campus and adjoining neighborhoods. The plan creates an environment in the university context that will attract significant research and development investment, while transforming the community into a lively, attractive, dynamic, and integrated district.

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Farrell Review makes recommendations for UK Architecture and the Built Environment

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The Farrell Review, a UK industry-wide review of architecture and the built environment, led by Sir Terry Farrell and commissioned by Culture Minister Ed Vaizey, was recently published. The findings have been compiled into a report with 60 recommendations with an emphasis on proactive rather than reactive planning system that needs to be revolutionise to include PLACE (Planning, Landscape, Architecture, Conservation and Engineering) reviews of existing places. The review also calls for urban rooms in towns and cities providing a forum for residents to understand and debate the past, present and future of the place.

The Farrell Review also calls for a reform in architectural training and for architecture and the built environment to be taught as early as possible in schools with alternative routes into architecture to be provide through apprenticeships. Other recommendations include an International Festival of Architecture  to be held annually in London to champion the Britain’s considerable strength in architecture, and its success as an export industry.

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North of 60 | Toronto Canada | Shift Landscape Architecture

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The arctic landscape is a wild environment in both reality and imagination. It is a place of lore and legend for the multiple cultures, which extend into its reaches, including Canada.

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“From Sea To Shining Sea” by Evan Mather | Premiere 6 April

Hauling Ass: A Preview Of “From Sea To Shining Sea” from Evan Mather on Vimeo.

From Sea To Shining Sea is a feature-length, time-lapse documentary film by landscape architect Evan Mather is set to premiere on Sunday, 6th April at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C. as part of ASLA’s National Landscape Architecture Month. Tickets available online through National Building Museum.

Learn more about the film from the Director…

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