This Week In Landscape | 6 October 2013

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WLA’s weekly review of landscape news and interesting reading…..

National Parks: Shutting Down America’s Best Idea | Kenneth Brower | National Geographic
“The national parks hold the landscapes that formed us as Americans. The long vistas, the possibilities over the horizon, the purple mountains’ majesty, distinguished our experience from that of the Africans, Europeans, Asians, and islanders that we were before we came. The national parks are where we go to renew contact with that experience…. ”

Redesigning New York’s Hidden Public Spaces To Create A More Resilient City | Eric Tan | Fast Co. Exist
“There’s a lot of space in the city that we don’t think about–medians, for instance. But it’s all an opportunity to introduce better urban design that makes the city more beautiful and more responsive to a disaster.”

Landscape Architects Take Centre Stage in Climate Crisis | Kristen Avis | Sourceable
“Landscape architects are integral in climate change mitigation and work with regional and national planning departments to implement strategies and mitigation designs.”

Teresa Galí-Izard: A Woman of Two Minds | Margaret Baldwin | Sustainable Cities Collective
“Teresa Galí-Izard, International ASLA, is a woman of two minds. At the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture, where she just began her first year as chair of the landscape architecture department….”

WVU students study old foundry, brainstorm plans | John McVey | The Journal
“West Virginia University spent the afternoon Thursday touring the old Matthews Foundry and sketching possible redevelopment plans for the historic industrial site on the north end of downtown Martinsburg.”

Interns Resist Working Free | Ella Delany | NY Times
“A backlash against unpaid internships in America, manifested in a spate of lawsuits this year, is now spreading to Europe, where the issue of exploitation hit headlines in August with the death of the German intern Moritz Erhardt…”

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Land News 18 Dec 2010 – 9/11 landscape, cities, china, planning, playgrounds

COMPETITION:  The City of Dreams 2011 PAVILION Register 15 January ’11 – Deadline 1 February ’11

EVENT: UCLA Architecture and Urban Design announces events for winter 2011 (inc. MAD Architects, Amid.cero9, WOHA, R&Sie(n) )

BLOG: making cities for people – by Gehl Architects (regularly updated)

BOOK : Ecological Urbanism (aka the brick) from Harvard GSD by Mohsen Mostafavi, Gareth Doherty

NEWS/BLOGS FROM THIS WEEK

The Destiny of Cities – [City Journal]

Study shows post-9/11 security zones blight landscape: Barriers, metal gates create ‘architecture of fear’ [yubanet.com]

Flying to Cambodia: A $1 Billion Aerotropolis – by Jenara Nerenberg at [Fast Company]

Harbor Walk $400k project draws 10 applicants [Gloucester Times]

Architects put stamp on Chinese Skyline [washington post]

Paperwork’s easy part of design: pitching to public is harder, says planner [Vancouver Sun]

When it rains, pollutants pour into Chesapeake Bay [pilotonline.com]

Green Lantern: Which country is worse for emissions, India or China? [washington post]

Residents unite against bike path in Ocean City [pressofatlanticcity.com]

Urban sprawl on farmland is not healthy [Times of India]

Australia’s first carbon neutral office building wins Banksia Award [Architecture&Design]

Requiem for a briny mud flat – [faslanyc]

Bringing Nature into Playgrounds – [Land Perspectives]

Building in NY City Parks? In 1912, Such as suggestion sparked outrage [Pardon Me for Asking]

Oneida County starts its own Food Policy Council – [syracuse.com]

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