The Landscape Institute has launched a new website – New London Landscape. The website was inspired by the Highline for London design competition and is a showcase of green infrastructure ideas for the capital. New London Landscape allows visitors to explore the 100 previously unseen designs from the recent ‘High Line for | Read More
Susannah Drake, “Resilient Urban Environments” from D-Crit on Vimeo. Susannah Drake, the Principal of dlandstudio recently gave a lecture at the D-Crit (Design Criticism Department), School of Visual Arts in New York. “In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the topics of sea level rise and storm surge have never been | Read More
CCNY’s event on Febraury 9 will examine storm protection opportunities that incorporate multiple infrastructure systems. “After experiencing two destructive tropical storms in as many years, New York City finds itself forced to adapt to the reality of catastrophic weather events resulting from climate change. However, it cannot rely on simple | Read More
Public transportation is a shared passenger transportation service which is available for use by the general public. Different systems overlaps to reach every corner of the city forming a network made of lines, nodes and points.
Eo Wijers foundation organizes competitions every few years aiming to solve regional planning and landscape design issues in the Netherlands. This year teams were asked to design strategies how to deal with population shrinkage in peripheral, on agriculture based areas in the north of the country.
Taylor Cullity Lethlean were engaged in 2007 to assist DTEI in the preparation of a reference design for the urban and landscape design component of the Northern Expressway. Taylor Cullity Lethlean formed a team involving architects Tonkin Zulaikha Greer, lighting specialist Bluebottle, sculptor Robert Owen and illustration artist Robin Eley. | Read More
The Scottish Government recently launched a simplified planning document which replaces 17 separate planning policies. The new document sets out planning policy on topics such as housing, wind farms, flooding and the natural and built environment. Also published today is a circular updating guidance on the criteria and processes when | Read More
Siemens recently published on their website the European Green City Index showing the results of a study conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Copenhagen was ranked #1 with Stockholm (2) and Oslo (3). Dense city centres such as Berlin (8), Paris (10) and London (11) scored high on the test. | Read More
Down To Earth magazine has published a great article by Yogesh Saaji & Jonathan Smulian (Wallace Roberts and Todd) about the urban renewal in Indian cities: Contrasts in living standards in India make it imperative that urban planning ensures equitable distribution of employment avenues, housing and basic infrastructure. Affordable transport | Read More
New York Times has published a Infrastructure Edition of its Magazine. Included in this edition is a look at the proposed High-Speed Rail in California, the gap in Infrastructure spending in the Economic Stimulus Bill, the Remaking of Paris, and a short piece on James Corner’s home and if your | Read More