46th IFLA WORLD CONGRESS 2009 Student Design Competition

This competition is sponsored by the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) and directed by the Brazilian Society of Landscape Architects Organization Committee (ABAP):
Lucia Costa, Maria Cecilia Barbieri Gorski, Raul Pereira and Saide Kahtouni, as the Local Competition Director)

The objective of the competition is to recognize superior environmental design achievements made by students in Landscape Architecture programs. The 2009 46th IFLA World Congress in Brazil aims to encourage achievement of the highest standards in landscape architecture education worldwide. The competition invites submissions from teams of students in Landscape Architecture programs or allied disciplines.

All entries must reach the 46º IFLA World Congress Competition Director at the following address by final date, 18th August, 2009.

46th IFLA WORLD CONGRESS 2009 – RIO DE JANEIRO – BRAZIL.

Video: Alsop and Schwartz debate – Wallpaper.com

Wallpaper.com have presented a great video with a dialogue between Martha Schwartz and Will Alsop and the roles of landscape architects. A ‘must see’ for all landscape architects
VIDEO LINK

Wallpaper.com excerpt

“When Will Alsop questioned the role of landscape architecture in the development of public spaces in a recent speech, US-born London-based landscape architect Martha Schwartz couldn’t resist a response.”

SOURCE: Wallpaper.com  – Video: Alsop and Schwartz debate

Engineers Study Environmental Benefits Of Green Roofs – KHBS NW Arkansas

4029tv.com reports

“In a research project at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s Watershed Research and Education Center, graduate student Channon Toland is studying the use of green roofs to control the storm water that now runs off of manmade structures. Working with Brian Haggard, director of the Arkansas Water Resources Center, and Mark Boyer, head of the department of landscape architecture, Toland built 15 mock green roofs at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s Watershed Research and Education Center in Fayetteville”

[SOURCE: KHBS NW Arkansas – Engineers Study Environmental Benefits Of Green Roofs]

Project alters course of river – Statesman Journal

Statesman Journal reports

“A $1.2 million project at Willamette Mission State Park soon will allow the Willamette River to flow through a 2-mile channel blocked by a dike since the 1940s.
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It is one of a handful of key restoration projects identified by the state for partially returning the Willamette River to its historical meandering course.”

[SOURCE: Statesman Journal – Project alters course of river | StatesmanJournal.com]

Regeneration plan to boost Belfast

Belfast Telegraph reports

“An Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) on the draft regeneration plan for the west side of Belfast city centre has been launched by the Minister for Social Development.

Margaret Ritchie said the masterplan had the potential to deliver over 300 residential units, of which 20% will be affordable housing and 2,400 jobs in the office, retail, leisure, restaurant and hospitality sectors.”

[SOURCE: Belfasttelegraph.co.ukRegeneration plan to boost Belfast - Business News, Business]

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