This weeks round-up of landscape news from around the web.
Sustainability without fanfare | Thomas R. Tavella, FASLA | Sustainable Industries
Landscape architecture has quietly employed sustainable principles for decades.
The Real High Line Effect: A Transformational Triumph of Preservation and Design | Charles A. Birnbaum | Huffington Post
Charles A. Birnbaum (The Cultural Landscape Foundation) blog post. “Several cities are looking at their own long disused sections of track, hoping they can literally replicate New York’s success. Perhaps, but that narrow interpretation ignores the confluence of unique factors that made New York’s High Line an instant classic.”
Can You Get People To Walk More, Simply With Smart Signage? | Jordan Kushins | Fast Co Design
The successful Kickstarter campaign hopes handy signs will get people walking.
A lesson from a great architect | Seth Godin
If you don’t get it built, the work doesn’t matter.
MONO LAKE | Michael Light | Venue
…fly around the shores of Mono Lake, California, with celebrated aerial photographer
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Launching the #04 edition of WLA Quarterly Landscape Architecture Magazine which includes projects from OLIN, Sasaki Associates, ACT, BDP, HASSELL, LOLA, Deltavormgroep and Piet Oudolf, Design Workshop and Sharp & Diamond Landscape Architecture with Cornelia Hahn Oberlander. The projects range from small scale designs to strategic master plan for a New Seven Wonders of the World.
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The Strategic Plan for the Petra Region in Jordan, one the “New Seven Wonders of the World,” will receive the 2012 American Planning Association’s Pierre L’Enfant International Planning Award. The strategic plan balances the need for the preservation of important archaeological resources with the need for increased tourism and economic growth.
The Pierre L’Enfant International Planning Award recognizes planning practices and efforts undertaken outside the United States to promote communities of lasting value. The international landscape architecture, land planning, urban design and strategic services firm, Design Workshop, was the only American entity within the three-partner consortium that the Petra Development Tourism Regional Authority (PDTRA) retained to complete the strategic plan.
Continue reading Design Workshop Receives National Planning Excellence Award for the Petra Region Strategic Plan