This weeks round-up of landscape news from around the web.
Q+A> LAURIE OLIN | The Architect’s Newspaper
The Architect’s Newspaper interviews noted landscape architect discusses the profession and the state of public space today.
New Report Highlights Raft of Inspiring Examples of Transformative Actions by Cities and Local Governments | UNEP
A raft of transformative and inspiring policies by cities and local governments, which can assist in creating a sustainable 21st century, were spotlighted in a new report released today by ICLEI – Local Government for Sustainability and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).
Habitats for harmony | Kim Wilkie | FT.com
Acclaimed landscape architect Kim Wilkie on two projects he has undertaken in fragile environments…
Parks Canada Launches New Learn to Camp Smartphone Application
Parks Canada has launched a new Smart phone App to help first time campers enjoy a camping trip to Canada’s national parks.
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The ReSpace Competition is an effort to raise awareness of reuse materials while showcasing creative and successful small space designs inspired by their use. Habitat for Humanity of Wake County, the Raleigh Chapter of Architecture for Humanity, and the American Institute of Architects North Carolina Triangle Section are pleased to announce the ReSpace Competition. This design contest is an effort to raise awareness of reusable materials while showcasing creative and successful small space designs inspired by reuse. The ReSpace Competition asks designers to approach the process of designing a small, transportable space with an emphasis on the material “ingredients” that will shape it.
Continue reading ReSpace Competition 2012 – You Design It! We Build It!
The Shell at Liberty Terrace
Recently, New York City officials broke ground on Phase 1 of the new Governors Island Park, with over 30 acres including Liggett Terrace, a six acre plaza with seasonal plantings, seating, water features and public art; Hammock Grove, a ten acre space that is home to 2,000 new trees, play areas and hammocks; and the Play Lawn, 14 acres for play and relaxation that includes two turf ball fields sized for adult softball and Little League baseball. Also to be built will be welcome areas, a re-graded Parade Ground and key visitor amenities, including lighting, seating and signage throughout the Historic District.
Continue reading NYC breaks ground on new Governors Island Park
Dalian Eco-Wisdom Business Park is a new commercial development in Dalian, in the Liao Ning Province of the People’s Republic of China. The park includes a 5000-staff call centre, research and development offices, an employee dormitory and a series of luxury executive villas.
Continue reading Eco-Wisdom Business Park | Dalian China | Loci Studio