This weeks landscape links from around the world
Designers don’t always know what’s best | Michael Short | smh.com.au
A single mother in a Cambodian slum inspired Lucinda Hartley(Urban designer, landscape architect and activist) to change the world.
Reflections from OLIN’s Interns | OLIN Blog
Interns from OLIN’s ten-week internship program give their thoughts on what they learned.
Budding landscape architect Viktor Filipi | Radio Praha
“Landscape or garden architecture is a bit of an unusual field. Like classic architecture it also allows you to create, but we are working not with static elements but with vegetation and also time…….”
Landscape Architecture Accessibility and Communication | Lucy Wang | Landscape Architecture Foundation
“….What’s most interesting to me is what social media can do for promoting the awareness of green space, and ultimately, lead to a better public understanding of landscape architecture…”
UN calls for policies to address rapid urbanization in developing countries
A United Nations official has called for the development of national urban policies to ensure developing countries are not overwhelmed by urbanization, which he compared to a tsunami for its staggering growth which can surpass cities’ capacities to manage it.
As Temps Rise, Cities Combat ‘Heat Island’ Effect | Richard Harris | NPR
More than 20,000 high-temperature records have been broken so far this year in the United States. And the heat is especially bad in cities, which are heating up about twice as fast as the rest of the planet.
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