This Week In Landscape | 3 March 2013

This Week In Landscape | 3 March 2013

Vancouver | Coal Harbour | Flickr User alans1948

Landscape links from around the world during the week of 25 February to 3 March 2013

Landscape Performance Research: The Economics of Change | Jason Twill, LEED AP and Stuart Cowan, PhD | Landscape Architecture Foundation
The overarching goal of The Economics of Change is to shift mainstream real estate practices to document the full value of a built environment that is compatible with healthy, natural systems.

The Most Important Urban Design Decision Vancouver Ever Made? | Brent Toderian | Huffington Post
“In 1997, the city approved its first transformative Transportation Plan. Co-written through a first-time (and not easy) partnership between city planners and transportation engineers, the plan was a game-changer for our city-making model in many ways….”

The Green Team Part 10: POPS for the People…and the Developer | Zeina Zahalan | Metropolis Magazine
“The primary goal of POPS is to unite function with aesthetics—to create public spaces that provide respite in the city’s dense urban fabric.”

Urbanization of the People Must Follow That of the Land | Lan Fang | Caixin
The core of urbanization lies not only in large-scale city building and expansion of industrial parks, but also in the great migration of people from farm villages into cities.

Pedestrian Friendly Streetscape in Santa Cruz | William Langston | A Landscape Architect and a Passport
“So when we were in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island I was immediately taken by the impressive streetscape improvements to the main streets in town.”

Sequestration Frustration, Close to Home | OLIN Blog
“Clearly the politics of this question run deep, and as advocates of the urban public realm, we can’t hope to remain unbiased. But maybe if we, as advocates and citizens, can join the conversation, we can encourage the power players in Washington to start talking as well.”

A Blog’s Adieu | New York Times
Sadly, the New York Times Green blog has been shutdown to focus on other areas.

IMAGE CREDIT | Flickr User alans1948

This Week in Landscape | 7 October 2012

This weeks Landscape Links from around the world

28 million trees planted nationwide since 2010 | New Straits Times 
More than 28 million trees have been planted under the Malaysia tree-planting campaign, surpassing the initial target of 26 million expected by the year 2014.

Large-scale garden cities tipped as housing crisis solution | Hannah Fearn | Guardian
Garden cities could be the answer to the economic and housing crises faced by the country – but only if councils provide real political leadership, according to the Town and Country Planning Association

Disney’s EPCOT at 30: An unfulfilled dream might have changed New York City (Commentary) | Chuck Schmidt | silive.com
Contrary to what many people think, Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., was never intended to be a carbon copy of Disneyland in California. In point of fact, the true intention of Walt Disney World was something much grander and far more complex than a theme park: To revolutionize the urban landscape of America.

The Age of the City Planning Movie Has Arrived | Alexa Mills | Berkeley Planning Journal
City planners, take note: We are living in the golden age of city planning films. You may not have been waiting for this period, or even have imagined that such a thing was possible. Yet, it’s here.

What to do with St. Petersburg’s cityscape? | Vladimir Frolov | Russia Beyond the Headlines
The urban planning dilemma in St. Petersburg lies between the extremes of rebuilding from scratch or preserving everything.