Competition: Network Reset – rethinking the Chicago Emerald Necklace

January 21, 2011,AEDT

MAS Studio and the Chicago Architectural Club are pleased to announce the competition: NETWORK RESET, a single-stage international competition that seeks to provide ideas and actions that can reactivate the Boulevard System of Chicago and rethink its potential role in the city. Monday February 21, 2011 Submission deadline More information | Read More

Northerly Island Framework Plan to be unveiled

November 30, 2010,AEDT

The Chicago Park District along with JJR and Studio Gang will unveil and present the Northerly Island Framework Plan this week. The island is set to continue the transformation from airport into a lush green oasis for the citizens of Chicago. Northerly Island Planning recently posted some Planning Process Design Images | Read More

Landscape Waste [VIDEO] – Alan Berger

July 17, 2010,AEDT

CUSP Conference organisers recently posted a two part video of Alan Berger’s presentation at the 2009 CUSP Conference on Landscape Waste. An interesting look at landscapes waste resulting from industrial processes. Alan Berger is Associate Professor of Urban Design and Landscape Architecture at Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he teaches | Read More

Michael Van Valkenburgh gives MVVA background at community meeting

June 16, 2010,AEDT

Recently found this video of Michael Van Valkenburgh giving a background to MVVA and their initial approach to the North Grant Park at a community meeting. It is always interesting to see landscape architects presenting their company. The video does have a few edits and is not complete presentation but | Read More

White House launches Urban Affairs website

March 3, 2010,AEDT

The White House launched the Office of Urban Affairs website including a blog and Innovations and Ideas page where US citizens can submit ideas and best practices. This is a follow up to the Urban Tour which included 9 city centers and the Inter-Agency working group on urban policy. The | Read More

$2.2 billion for Great Lakes Restoration: EPA

February 22, 2010,AEDT

The Environmental Protection Agency will spend $2.2 billion over five years on the Great Lakes to clean up polluted water and beaches, restore wetlands and fight invasive species such as Asian carp in a revitalization effort. In 2010 $475 million is budgeted under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan. | Read More

Favorite Landscape Architecture Poll – Huffington Post

January 13, 2010,AEDT

The Huffington Post is currently undertaking a poll to gauge readers favorite landscape architecture from across America. Currently the Leader is Central Park, NY followed by Millenium Park in Chicago and then Academy of Sciences rooftop. Other landscapes included in the poll is the Great Orange County Park, The Highline | Read More

Adams-Sangamon park breaks ground

December 7, 2009,AEDT

Gazette Chicago reports What made the recent groundbreaking for the new park at Adams and Sangamon Streets, currently known as Park 542, so “exciting” is “the new design,” said Chris Gent, deputy director of planning and development for the Chicago Park District. Landscape architect Ernie Wong from Site Design Group | Read More

MVVA selected for northern end of Grant Park

November 19, 2009,AEDT

Chicago Journal reports A Brooklyn-based landscape architecture firm has been recommended to lead the revamp of the northern end of Grant Park, one of the most prominent — and, in recent times, most contentious — public spaces in Chicago. Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates Inc. will plan an area that includes | Read More

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