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.”
Continue reading This Week in Landscape | 18 May 2014 | News & Events
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…..”
Continue reading This Week in Landscape | 4 May 2014
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
Continue reading Finalists announced for IFC Masterplan Design Competition
Discover a Career in Landscape Architecture | Dirt | ASLA
The American Society of Landscape Architects has launched a new Career Discovery web site to help young people explore the profession of landscape architecture.
Life in the Urban Forest | Michelle Sutton | Chronogram.com
“Urban forestry gives us tools to analyze a site and then match the right tree to the particular conditions of that site. It asks, what are the toughest tree species for these stressful conditions? …”
The profession understands the value of landscape but it needs to get its message across and learn to lead | Landscape Institute
“The sixth and last in the current series of Landscape Futures debates acted as a rallying cry for the profession, with both the main speaker and the two respondents calling for the profession to make its voice heard and spread the message of the importance of landscape and the difference that landscape professionals can make.”
Diana Balmori landscapes show how Cleveland could become greener, healthier and more beautiful | Cleveland.com
Cities increasingly are turning to landscape architects to solve big problems with ecological methods and aesthetic sensibilities that lie beyond the scope of other design professions.
Continue reading This Week In Landscape | 13 April 2014
The VPUU (Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading) an urban renewal project of a network of play courts , school play grounds, commercial squares and pedestrian linkages, in Harare Khyalitsha. Developed as a response to the communities expressed desire for safer streets and routes to and from, schools, the CBD and Public transport.
Continue reading VPUU Harare Khyalitsha | Cape Town South Africa | Tarna Klitzner Landscape Architects
The Dutch-Belgian team DELVA Landscape Architects – plusofficearchitects have been selected to produce the development plan that forms the basis for further development of the area around Heulebeek and Leiemeersen, an area that borders the edges of the city centre of Kuurne, Belgium. Together with the municipality and the Leiedal community the designers are looking at the possible development of the 35 ha area. The design will not only involve designers but also local residents and key stakeholders in the development of the vision through a number of workshops and participation events.
Continue reading DELVA Landscape Architects & Plusoffice Architects win Leiemeersen competition
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MoMA’s Proposal for Sculpture Garden Pleases and Riles | Robin Pogrebin | New York Times
“It’s a ludicrous idea,” said the landscape architect Michael R. Van Valkenburgh. “They fail to understand what’s brilliant about the garden and what makes it great — this cloistered isolation.”
First round of funding approved for celebration of Capability Brown’s 300th birthday | Landscape Institute
“An influential group of organisations, landowners and individuals is one step closer to marking the 300th anniversary of the birth of Lancelot Capability Brown with a nationwide festival celebrating his life and influence in 2016.”
With Four New Landscapes, SITES Certifies 30th Project | The Dirt
“The newly certified projects applied the 2009 SITES Guidelines and Performance Benchmarks and met the requirements for pilot certification. There are now 30 landscape projects at universities, businesses and public spaces that have achieved this recognition.”
‘Understand the past to build the future’ | Shrabonti Bagchi | Times of India
“A key feature of good landscape architecture is the respect for the spirit and the history of the place, the ‘genius loci’.”
Planning Love | Anirvan Chatterjee and Barnali Ghosh
V-Day cards for planners, architects, urban designers, landscape architects, transportation engineers, and those who love them.
Continue reading This Week in Landscape | 9 February 2014