This Week In Landscape | 11 November 2012

This Weeks landscape links from around the world

Employment Plans Bump Up, & 2/3 of Landscape Architecture Firm Respondents Predict an Improved Economy in 2013
ASLA’s Q3 Business Quarterly survey shows the USA economy looking up

New York’s Wet Future: How the City Could Live With the Sea Rather Than Fighting It | Justin Davidson | New York Magazine
The waters that tore up New York behaved like invading barbarians, smashing into seawalls, vaulting over bulkheads, hurtling along gutters, rushing towards clogged storm drains, and overwhelming sewage-treatment plants.

Windfarms: is community ownership the way ahead? | Patrick Kingsley | Guardian 
On the Danish island of Samsø many of the wind turbines are owned by the residents. Is that the way around nimbyism?

Honoring a sustainability champion who ‘repairs the fabric of communities’ | Kaid Benfield | Switchboard
Jonathan’s introduction to NRDC was not exactly a smooth one:  we sued him.

Tel Aviv, urban planning must be focused on the future | Luca Zevi | ANSAMED
”Tel Aviv is a metropolis that arose triumphantly from its consumerist phase,”

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Chinatown Upgrades | Sydney Australia | ASPECT Studios

The upgrades to Little Hay Street, Factory Street and Kimber Lane are stage one in the transformation of Chinatown’s Public Domain. The focus of the work is to uplift the public domain quality and strengthen the pedestrian connections, whilst improving lighting, furniture, and embracing the distinguishing character of each street or laneway by integrating site specific public artworks.
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Kaos Garden | Ponte de Lima Portugal | Annaparch

Kaos Garden | Lima Portugal | Annaparch
It is an Ephemeral Garden with a great degree of projectile liberty and experimentation due to its transitory nature. The annual theme of the Festival was THE KAOS IN THE GARDEN. The interpretation of the theme belongs to the Fractal Geometry as tool of knowledge of the laws of the Universe.

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Landscape Institute 2012 Awards Shortlist Announced

Shortlisted | London 2012 Olympic Parklands and Public Realm: LDA Design Consulting LLP with Hargreaves Associates, Arup and Atkins | Image Credit Flickr User interbeat Ed Webster

The Landscape Institute has announced that twenty-five projects and designs are competing for this year’s prestigious President’s Award. Now in their sixth consecutive year, the 2012 Landscape Awards will be presented by Pam Warhurst, co-founder of Incredible Edible and Chair of the Board of the Forestry Commission, at a lunchtime ceremony on Thursday 29th November.

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Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates with Thomas Phifer & Partners wins Waller Creek Design Competition

Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates with Thomas Phifer & Partners win Waller Creek Design Competition

Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates with Thomas Phifer & Partners has won the  international design competition to design Waller Creek, a thin, urban riparian ecosystem that meanders for through Austin, Texas from the northern part of the City southward through The University of Texas at Austin campus and along the eastern edge of the downtown area before it meets Lady Bird Lake.  The MVVA Team, led by Michael Van Valkenburgh and Thomas Phifer, brings together professionals aiming to, “create an exciting and humane landscape that will be critical to great city life in Austin.”

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