The City of Boulder invites architects, planners, designers, artists, landscape architects and any and all other creative thinkers—both professionals and students—to participate in the Civic Area Ideas Competition to propose creative concepts for the future transformation of Boulder’s most expansive public space into a true “civic heart” of the city.
As we enter December and start to look back at landscape architecture projects of 2012, there is one project that stands out – The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. A park that involved numerous landscape architecture firms and allied professionals. The Landscape Institute recently published a short video – The Olympic Park: a Landscape Legacy produced by Room60. The video shows the transformational power of landscape and how various landscape architects can join together as a team.
this weeks landscape links from around the world
The Green Team Part 5: Tree Tag…You’re It! | Lisa DuRussel | Metropolis Magazine
New York City AIDS Memorial Approved by Landmarks | Jeremiah Budin | Curbed NY
Do Landscape Architects Need to Open Up the Conversation? | Darryl Jones| DIRT
Removal of design from school curriculum is “insanity” – Neville Brody | Dezeen
US coastal cities in danger as sea levels rise faster than expected, study warns | Grantham Research Institute and Duncan Clark | Guardian
The RSA has announced the Royal Designers for Industry awards that began as a means by which to enhance the status of designers today remains the highest accolade for designers in the UK and is conferred to those who have shown sustained design excellence, work of aesthetic value and significant benefit to society. Andrew Grant, founder and director of Bath-based Grant Associates and Dan Pearson, Principal of Dan Pearson Studio are only the second and third British landscape architects to receive the award since it was introduced in 1936. The first was Kim Wilkie in 2009.