Landscape Links for the week 10-17 March 2013
Charles Birnbaum on the future of landscape architecture | Charles Birnbaum | Dwell
Landscape architecture, however, has fared worse. In fact, fewer than 2,500 of the 80,000-plus National Register sites boast any significant landscape design.
Adapting to climate change on the Mississippi | Washington University in St.Louis
In the political realm, climate change remains a point of debate. But for architects, engineers, urban designers and others charged with managing its effects—the storms and floods followed, whiplash style, by drought and water scarcity—the evidence is in.
The City in 2050: Bridging the Gaps and Bringing into Focus the Future of Cities | Carla Guerrera | Stantec Is
The next four decades are full of opportunity for growth but require adaptability, and resiliency.
Los Angeles 2013 | LA Times
On April 3, 1988, the Los Angeles Times Magazine published a 25-year look ahead to 2013.
A New Movement for The New City: Reallocating Space Away from the Car | Bruce McVean | This Big City
If the private car’s time is up, the age of the bicycle is just beginning. Bikes, the ultimate form of private urban transport, are space efficient, genuinely zero emissions, healthy, sociable, affordable and fun.
Citizens are key to shaping the city | Marian Scott | The Gazette
Citizens need to do whatever it takes to make their voices heard, Lambert said. “Take to the streets with placards and petitions. Because when you get the public involved, just look at the Old Port,” she said.
Camden Amphitheatre & Public Library Receive National Historic Landmark Status | Alice McFadden | The Free Press
The Camden Amphitheatre and Public Library is one of the few public projects of Fletcher Steele, one of America’s premier practitioners of 20th-century landscape design.
As a thriving community and precedent for brownfield redevelopment, Cumberland Corner | Nashville is envisioned as the new, hip destination centered on recreation and health. In blending a culture of fitness enthusiasm with sport, living, working, dining, healthcare, food production and a vibrant water front, the neighborhood becomes truly revolutionary.
Continue reading Cumberland Corner | Nashville USA | Edward Krafcik
HASSELL, in collaboration with We Made That, has been appointed by London Borough of Croydon to deliver an important public realm project as part of the Connected Croydon programme. Supported by Engineers Buro Happold and graphic designers, Objectif, the team will deliver the South End Public Realm, part of a coordinated set of projects to enhance Croydon’s high streets.
The £2.8m South End scheme will transform the streetscape of a key gateway into central Croydon – and the heart of the Borough’s restaurant district – to create a coherent, high
quality and welcoming place. Works are expected to start on site in early 2014 following extensive engagement and consultation with stakeholders and community groups.
Continue reading HASSELL to design high street public realm proposals for Croydon Council
“Australian’s are surrounded by ocean and ambushed from behind by desert – a war of mystery on two fronts” – Lands Edge Tim Winton
In a former sand quarry, a new botanic garden has been completed, one that allows visitors to follow a metaphorical journey of water through the Australian landscape, from the desert to the coastal fringe.
Continue reading The Australian Garden is complete | Melbourne Australia | TCL and Paul Thompson
Vancouver | Coal Harbour | Flickr User alans1948
Landscape links from around the world during the week of 25 February to 3 March 2013
Landscape Performance Research: The Economics of Change | Jason Twill, LEED AP and Stuart Cowan, PhD | Landscape Architecture Foundation
The overarching goal of The Economics of Change is to shift mainstream real estate practices to document the full value of a built environment that is compatible with healthy, natural systems.
The Most Important Urban Design Decision Vancouver Ever Made? | Brent Toderian | Huffington Post
“In 1997, the city approved its first transformative Transportation Plan. Co-written through a first-time (and not easy) partnership between city planners and transportation engineers, the plan was a game-changer for our city-making model in many ways….”
The Green Team Part 10: POPS for the People…and the Developer | Zeina Zahalan | Metropolis Magazine
“The primary goal of POPS is to unite function with aesthetics—to create public spaces that provide respite in the city’s dense urban fabric.”
Urbanization of the People Must Follow That of the Land | Lan Fang | Caixin
The core of urbanization lies not only in large-scale city building and expansion of industrial parks, but also in the great migration of people from farm villages into cities.
Pedestrian Friendly Streetscape in Santa Cruz | William Langston | A Landscape Architect and a Passport
“So when we were in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island I was immediately taken by the impressive streetscape improvements to the main streets in town.”
Sequestration Frustration, Close to Home | OLIN Blog
“Clearly the politics of this question run deep, and as advocates of the urban public realm, we can’t hope to remain unbiased. But maybe if we, as advocates and citizens, can join the conversation, we can encourage the power players in Washington to start talking as well.”
A Blog’s Adieu | New York Times
Sadly, the New York Times Green blog has been shutdown to focus on other areas.
IMAGE CREDIT | Flickr User alans1948
Susannah Drake, “Resilient Urban Environments” from D-Crit on Vimeo.
Susannah Drake, the Principal of dlandstudio recently gave a lecture at the D-Crit (Design Criticism Department), School of Visual Arts in New York.
“In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the topics of sea level rise and storm surge have never been so relevant. Susannah Drake, the Principal of dlandstudio, will discuss how landscape architecture and good environmental design can create new infrastructure systems that will result in more resilient cities and improved biodiversity. Drake will also argue how data visualization can improve understanding about the financial incentives of good environmental design, and help untangle the bureaucratic web surrounding complex jurisdictional environments.” Video Description Excerpt
Video 1hr 13mins (Drake lecture 4:45)
The winner of the A.E Bye Research Fellowship competition has been announced; A.E. Bye Landscape Architecture Archives Research Fellow 2013 will be awarded to Richard L. Hindle, landscape architect. The review committee reported, “… Richard Hindle’s proposal was the most outstanding. Hindle’s plan to study Bye’s approach to plants–from his inspiration by Roberto Burle-Marx, to his adaptations of native plants of the NE U.S. for design-–would yield results of great interest to students and practitioners of landscape architecture.”
The Fellowship provides a $2,500 stipend for a minimum of one week of archival research in the Eberly Family Special Collections Library at Penn State’s University Park campus in State College, Pennsylvania. The records include drawings, papers, photographs, and videos of the celebrated twentieth-century American landscape architect A. E. Bye, as well as those of landscape architects John Bracken and Stuart Mertz, are held at Penn State.
SOURCE | Stuckeman School Penn State University