A New Look at the Landscaping Artist Roberto Burle Marx – NYTimes.com

Larry Rohter of the New York Times writes

“Brazil teems with jungles, forests and all sorts of exotic plants, flowers and trees. But until the Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx came along to tame and shape his country’s exuberant flora, his countrymen had mostly disdained the natural riches that, often literally, flourished in their own backyards”

read this great article @ the [SOURCE: NYTimes.comA New Look at the Landscaping Artist Roberto Burle Marx]

What cost a derelict landscape? – guardian.co.uk

guardian.co.uk reports “Perpetuity Group, a Leicester-based research and consultancy firm, studied schools in three neighbourhoods where there was some sort of physical blight near, but not inside, the grounds.”

SOURCE:  guardian.co.uk – What cost a derelict landscape?

Boston housing sites land $11M from HUD – Boston Business Journal:

Two affordable-housing projects in Dorchester and West Roxbury will receive a total of $11.3 million in federal funding.

[SOURCE:  Boston Business Journal – Boston housing sites land $11M from HUD ]

Despite Dongtan The Eco-city Dream Is Still Alive In China – BizChinaUpdate

BizChina-Update.com reports Despite the doom of Dongtan, however, the eco-city notion is still alive in China…..”

[SOURCE: BizChinaUpdate – China Business News - Despite Dongtan The Eco-city Dream Is Still Alive In China]

5 designs vie for New Bedford fishermen’s memorial – SouthCoastToday.com

SouthCoastToday.com reports “From more than a dozen designs submitted for the proposed fishermen’s memorial at Fort Taber, the Fishermen’s Tribute Fund committee has narrowed the list to five finalists.

The remaining artists have a deadline of Feb. 17 to complete a maquette, or miniature, from which the winner will be selected.”

[SOURCE: SouthCoastToday.com: 5 designs vie for New Bedford fishermen's memorial]

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