With the London 2012 Olympic over and the Paralympic Games soon to begin, but it won’t be long the all the teams and fans will be at home and the Olympics Park will be empty. The question always comes up what now for the venues, parks and infrastructure that was built for the Olympics? Well the legacy planning has been in the works with the Mayor setting up the London Legacy Development Corporation that will be “setting and maintaining standards for quality of design, construction and urban planning, to ensure a sustainable and enduring legacy for the Park”.
Continue reading 2012 London Olympics | Legacy
back from a hiatus here is the “This Week in Landscape” links from across the globe.
The Green Team: Part 1 | Metropolis Magazine
Terrie Brightman and Lisa DuRussel along with others from Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects have started blogging about landscape architecture at the Metropolis Magazine
Tree Massacre At Queens Borough Hall | Geoffrey Croft | A Walk In The Park
It was cheaper for a city to cut down trees and buy new trees than to move the existing trees – the epitome of waste and bureaucracy?
Q&A: Diana Balmori | Jared Green | Metropolis Magazine
“There will be no remedy but to put the architecture and landscape together. Both architects and landscape architects are starting to work in ways that imitate nature in the way that it functions.” Diana Balmori
John Magee’s Native Landscape Designs Create Habitat for Wildlife | Al Bredenberg | Inhabitat
“Even as habitat becomes more and more disrupted by development, we’re creating more and more little islands of habitat. Wildlife can move and migrate from one to another of them.”
An Architect’s Vision: Bare Elegance in China | Jane Perlez | New York Times
“I love Manhattan. It’s a very interesting place. But if you want to copy something that was accomplished in 200 years, it’s very difficult. New York was not designed by architects, it was designed by time.”
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Jack Evans Boat Harbour | ASPECT Studios | Winner – AILA National Landscape Architecture Award – Design
The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects have announced the National Award winners for 2012. A wide diverse range of projects from across Australia have been received awards in the categories of Design, Planning, Residential Designed Landscapes, Land Management, Urban Design, Research and Communication and Leadership.
Continue reading 2012 AILA National Awards in Landscape Architecture announced
WLA #05 is the latest edition of our quarterly landscape architecture magazine includes built and unbuilt landscapes from around the world. It is great to see a wide range of projects from USA, New Zealand, Canada, UK, Italy and Guatemala. The contributing firms include Labics, Sasaki, SWA Group, MKSK, Taylor Cullity Lethlean And Wraight + Associates, OKRA, HM White, and NIP PAYSAGE.
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This weeks round-up of landscape news from around the web.
Sustainability without fanfare | Thomas R. Tavella, FASLA | Sustainable Industries
Landscape architecture has quietly employed sustainable principles for decades.
The Real High Line Effect: A Transformational Triumph of Preservation and Design | Charles A. Birnbaum | Huffington Post
Charles A. Birnbaum (The Cultural Landscape Foundation) blog post. ”Several cities are looking at their own long disused sections of track, hoping they can literally replicate New York’s success. Perhaps, but that narrow interpretation ignores the confluence of unique factors that made New York’s High Line an instant classic.”
Can You Get People To Walk More, Simply With Smart Signage? | Jordan Kushins | Fast Co Design
The successful Kickstarter campaign hopes handy signs will get people walking.
A lesson from a great architect | Seth Godin
If you don’t get it built, the work doesn’t matter.
MONO LAKE | Michael Light | Venue
…fly around the shores of Mono Lake, California, with celebrated aerial photographer
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