OOBE designs distinctive spaces for Newcastle University

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Newcastle University  is one of the UK’s leading universities, with a reputation for excellent teaching and outstanding research. The University takes pride in its close ties with the regional and local community, businesses, industry and cultural activities, and as a Civic Entity, desires an estate that reflects their quality and values. The overarching vision is to create and enhance the campus to become a coherent, recognizable, sustainable, pedestrian-friendly and welcoming place.

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VIDEO | Community By Design: The Olmsted Firm and the Development of Brookline


From the Library of American Landscape History

Based on the LALH book by Keith Morgan, Elizabeth Hope Cushing, and Roger Reed, this short documentary tells the story of the development of the community of Brookline through the planning efforts of the firm founded by Frederick Law Olmsted Sr. Through plans for boulevards and parkways, residential subdivisions, institutional commissions, and private gardens, the Olmsted firm carefully guided the development of the town, as they designed cities and suburbs across America.

Find out more about this film and other LALH projects by visiting www.lalh.org

Call For Submissions | Ground Up Journal

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GROUND UP is an annual print and web publication created by students in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at the University of California, Berkeley. It is intended to stimulate thought, discussion, visual exploration and substantive speculation about emerging landscape issues affecting contemporary praxis. GROUND UP will accept submissions until February 2, 2015.

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Vaskhnil Novosibirsk by Felixx and KCAP

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The masterplan, made by KCAP, is part of a family of three sites in the south-west of Novosibirsk, surrounded by largely agricultural fields and the Vaskhnil Agricultural Research Institute. The aim of the project is to create an intimate urban area that mixes lower buildings, intimate landscapes and shared public spaces, in contrast with the standard high-rise developments in Russia.

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EVENT | Simulating Natures | March 19-20 2015

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Karen M’Closkey and Keith VanDerSys  with generous support from PennDesign are organising a “symposium explores how recent forms of media influence our understanding and formation of landscapes” with a keynote lecture by James Corner on March 19.

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