CSLA-AAPC announces the creation of the Governor General`s Medal in Landscape Architecture

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) is proud to announce that His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, has agreed to establish the Governor General’s Medal in Landscape Architecture (GGMLA) to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the CSLA. This award will be the highest honour bestowed by the CSLA and it will be awarded every two years.

The GGMLA is an occasion for Canadians to celebrate and learn about the contributions that professional landscape architects have made to the urban, rural and wilderness environments of Canada over the last century – since Frederick Todd became the first landscape architect to work in Canada in 1900.

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This Week in Landscape | 25 May 2014 | News & Upcoming Events

Movers & spacers: Winning landscape architects champion smart, fun public areas | Lucy Hyslop | Vancouver Sun
“It’s just another slice of park life, but this time the landscape architect whose firm designed the new and recently accoladed Mid Main green space is happily taking in the animated vignette. “None of that would have happened before in this space,” Joe Fry says with modest yet tangible glee. “It’s very satisfying seeing it being used.”

Celebrating New Pier While Debating Park’s Uses | Vivian Yee | New York Times
Pier 2 & 4 opened this week at Brooklyn Bridge Park however a recent NYC RFP for towers is causing concern with city residents

Community garden evolving on vacant downtown lot | Seth Slabaugh | The Star Press
Ball State University landscape architecture students are installing a community garden, mural and courtyard on a highly visible vacant lot at Main and High streets in downtown Muncie.

A Blueprint to End Paralysis Over Global Action on Climate | Timothy E. Wirth & Thomas A. Daschle | Yale e360
“The international community should stop chasing the chimera of a binding treaty to limit CO2 emissions. Instead, it should pursue an approach that encourages countries to engage in a “race to the top” in low-carbon energy solutions.”

Landscape architect reimagines Olmsted’s Jackson Park, makes pitch for conservancy and nixing golf driving range
“Vermont-based architect Patricia O’Donnell was picked earlier this year by privately-funded non-profit Project 120 to help restore designer Frederick Olmsted’s original influence on the park.”

Report Documents Preventable Pedestrian Deaths, Ranks Most Dangerous Metro Areas | ASLA
More than 47,000 people were killed while walking in the U.S. between 2003 and 2012, at a rate that has been rising in the last few years. The majority of those deaths likely could have been prevented with safer street design, according to a new report released today by the National Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Smart Growth America, in conjunction with AARP and American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).”

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This Week in Landscape 18 May 2014 | News & Events

Artistic landscape architecture brings a sense of belonging | John King | SFGate.com
When five of the nation’s leading landscape architects, gathered before their peers last weekend in Berkeley, the projects they discussed were located in Massachusetts and Minnesota, China and Spain.

In the pink: Downtown ribbon display adds to Vancouver’s urban fabric (with photos) | Kim Pemberton | Vancouver Sun
Landscape architects put up Vancouver park installation in conjunction with B.C. Land Summit

Chelsea Flower Show: the pop-up gardens refreshing city centres | Christopher Woodward | FT
The emergence of the Chelsea Fringe, the gardening world’s first alternative festival

Kate Orff makes the Fast Company Top 100 Creative People in Business
Kate Orff, Founding Partner of Scape was listed at number 93. “Nature and cities, says architect and park designer Kate Orff, “are intertwined, whether we’ve designed them to be or not, so we’re simply trying to choreograph that interface.”

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This Week in Landscape | 4 May 2014

Landscape architect designs toolkit to make cities inclusive of adults with autism | Medical Press
“A Kansas State University landscape architect has developed an urban toolkit that addresses needs for adults with autism”

Urban farms won’t feed us, but they just might teach us | Grist
“There’s plenty of good reasons to grow food in cities. But the hype of urban farms curing all ills and supplying a significant portion of their city’s calories is just that: hype.”

Urban Designers are Taking On Rising Sea Levels in the Seaport | Nick DeLuca | BostonInno
“BostInno spoke with Gina Ford, chair of Sasaki’s Urban Studio and landscape architect, as well as principal Jason Hellendrung about Sea Change: Boston’s origins and what they – as well as colleagues Nina Chase, Chris Merritt, Ruth Siegel and Carey Walker – hoped to achieve.”

Placemaking comes to Vancouver | Yvonne Zacharias | Vancouver Sun
“Urban designer Mark Lakeman has seen the power of community placemaking, or the reclamation of public space as social gathering points, as a powerful antidote to this phenomenon.”

Horticulturally ever after | Megan Backhouse | Sydney Morning Herald
“While Gwen insists she has never felt gardens need to be exclusively Australian, their garden is now almost entirely devoted to natives…..”

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Finalists announced for IFC Masterplan Design Competition

KCAP

Finalist | Image Credit: KCAP ARCHITECTS&PLANNERS, DE ARCHITECTEN CIE., BURO HAPPOLD, KARRES EN BRANDS LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS, MLAB, FAKTON AND PROSPERTITY PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye CJSC, part of the Sberbank Russia Group of companies, is pleased to announce the completion of the second stage of the international competition for the development of the master-plan for the International Financial Centre (IFC) in Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye, and the selection of three finalists.

The finalists are:
– TEAM MOSCOW – ASTOC / HPP
– KCAP ARCHITECTS&PLANNERS, DE ARCHITECTEN CIE., BURO HAPPOLD, KARRES EN BRANDS LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS, MLAB, FAKTON AND PROSPERTITY PROJECT MANAGEMENT
– TPO RESERVE – MAXWAN

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