The VPUU (Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading) an urban renewal project of a network of play courts , school play grounds, commercial squares and pedestrian linkages, in Harare Khyalitsha. Developed as a response to the communities expressed desire for safer streets and routes to and from, schools, the CBD and Public transport.
Continue reading VPUU Harare Khyalitsha | Cape Town South Africa | Tarna Klitzner Landscape Architects
World Landscape Architecture puts out the Call for Submissions for the 13th edition of WLA Magazine. “Small” is the theme of WLA 13, we are looking for landscape projects under 1,000 square meters (approximately 10,000 square feet). Examples of possible projects include public space, private gardens, installations, roof landscapes, micro gardens, interior landscapes, green walls and any small landscape. We are looking for conceptual and built projects undertaken in 2012-2014 with an emphasis on recent projects.
Continue reading Call for Submissions | WLA Magazine | “Small”
In the future, the urban space on Hannemanns Allé will be a significant urban space in a new business district. At the moment it is placed in a flat, open landscape in front of a single, distinctive building, Norman Fosters “Copenhagen Towers”.
Continue reading Hannemanns Allé | Ørestad Copenhagen | LIW planning
The proposed landscape design is translated into a symbolic representation of meanders in wetlands. The inspiration for the concept stems from the natural characteristics of place and respect for it.
Continue reading Colegio Panama | Juan Diaz Panamá | BeOnLand Landscape Architecture with JBJC
Weekly roundup of landscape news stories from around the world.
Seoul demolishes its urban expressways as city planners opt for greener schemes
The levelling of the Ahyeon overpass marks the latest attempt to improve the environment of South Korea’s sprawling capital
Why Andrés Duany Is So Focused on Making ‘Lean Urbanism’ a Thing | Atlantic Cities
Duany describes lean urbanism as “not a philosophical approach, but a narrow seam of activity, a sharing of secret knowledge.”
Light pollution impairs rainforest regeneration | Lewanzik D, Voigt CC | Journal of Applied Ecology
Increasing light pollution in tropical habitats could be hampering regeneration of rainforests because of its impact on nocturnal seed-dispersers.
Why William Kent was one of the great garden designers | Tim Richardson | The Telegraph
“But does it say enough about his talents as a garden designer, arguably his most original contribution? Rousham in Oxfordshire, the Elysian Fields at Stowe, Buckinghamshire, and Chiswick House in London are three of his surviving masterpieces.”
Of parks and recreation | Pauline Deborah R. | The Hindu
“Why are parks important? Urban parks play a dynamic role but are sometimes underappreciated and are often taken for granted. Parks are ‘urban oases’ that serve as carbon sinks for a highly polluted city. ”
Continue reading This Week In Landscape | 16 March 2013