highest award conferred by the United Nations system in this field– the Habitat Scroll of Honour Special Citation — goes not to an outstanding individual, but to a Chinese city, Nanjing.
read more @ the SOURCE: Chinese scoops UN awards for its harmonious cities – Xinhua.
Schmidt Hammer Lassen is working on the masterplan for an 481,000m2 eco-town, named EcoBay, overlooking the Baltic Sea near Tallinn in Estonia, to house 6,000 people.
Read more @ the SOURCE: Schmidt Hammer Lassen masterplans eco-town for Estonia – Building.co.uk
For places as far gone as this one, however, a new breed of landscape architects is recommending a radical solution: not so much to restore the environment as to redesign it.
Read more @ the SOURCE: Redesigning a polluted province in Italy – International Herald Tribune.
Designing the living roof at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco was a natural for the SWA Group, a landscape architecture firm based in Sausalito.
The 50-year-old company had designed a planted roof previously, did the master plan for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and has been at the forefront in creating projects that are in harmony with the land and natural systems
SOURCE: Sausalito landscape architect SWA Group builds living roof at California Academy of Sciences in S.F. – Marin Independent Journal.