gh3 announced winner of June Callword Park – Canadian Architect – 2/9/2009

gh3 announced as winner of the June Callwood Park international design competition

download the winning entry.

view the design competition report

SOURCE: canadianarchitect.com – Canadian Architect – 2/9/2009

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Junkyard Playgrounds – TIME

TIME reports

“U.S. playgrounds with their slick stretches of asphalt, colorful, convoluted slides and free-form sculptures for climbing, are among the world’s safest, cleanest and most indestructible. But are they what children want?”

read the full article @ the SOURCE: Junkyard Playgrounds – TIME

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Britain’s gardens: A private passion and a public disgrace – Telegraph

Juliette Waide in the Telegraph writes

“Hang on to your hollyhocks – someone’s having a go at our gardens. An American academic, if you please, is saying that we are making too much of them; that the energy we put into our own patches is sapping our attention, “holding Britain back” from concentrating on its public spaces.

True, Martha Schwartz, a landscape architect and Harvard professor, is right when she says that all too many public parks are litter-strewn wastelands, about as horticulturally interesting as boxes of paperclips. But for this, blame years of council-budget capping, not the lupins and lilacs we grow at home.”

[SOURCE: Britain's gardens: A private passion and a public disgrace - Telegraph]

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A New Water Economy – The Denver Post

The Denver Post reports

Water conservation and efficiency programs at the city, state and federal level should be tied to economic recovery and stimulus programs that:

• Incentivize the private sector to create green Colorado jobs. Landscaping, landscape architecture, and the nursery industry represent a $1.8 billion economy in Colorado — using government incentives to point that industry in a more sustainable low-water direction would stimulate the economy and put Coloradans back to work.

[SOURCE: A New Water Economy - The Denver Post]

Ann Arbor’s public art program gets attention – The Ann Arbor News

The Ann Arbor News – MLive.com reports

“The Ann Arbor Public Art Commission’s decision to ask German artist and landscape architect Herbert Dreiseitl submit a proposal for an installation at Ann Arbor’s city hall has generated a quite a bit of discussion.”

[SOURCE: Ann Arbor's public art program gets attention - Judy McGovern - The Ann Arbor News - MLive.com]

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