This weeks round-up of landscape news from around the web.
Can this park still be saved? | Tom Bell | Maine Sunday Telegram
“Portland’s Eastland Park Hotel proposes buying Congress Square Plaza, a poorly designed space….”
Urban living in Town Center | Brian Walzel | Impact News
“The focus of residential growth and development is beginning to shift from the traditional village center concept to more of an urban living design….”
Delhi Journal: What ‘New’ Delhi Can Learn From ‘Old’ Delhi | Tripti Lahiri | WSJ
“What is really amazing is how free it seems… the diversity of mankind you see on those streets, you do not see even in New Delhi….”
Planting day to complete garden tribute to architect Jo Yeates | Daily Echo
“…landscape architects from across the south will be coming to play their part in the garden in her honour.”
HUD launches overhaul of consolidated planning process | Brian Sullivan | HUD
“It is estimated HUD’s new approach will save communities at least 65,000 staff hours each year and support communities in need-driven, place-based decision-making that will engage informed public participation and improve community and economic development outcomes.”
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The American Academy in Rome announced the winners of the 116th annual Rome Prize Competition. Karen M’Closkey, co-founder of PEG office of landscape + architecture and Ross Benjamin Altheimer, Landscape Architecture Studio Leader at Hammel Green and Abrahamson have won the Rome Prize for Landscape Architecture. Recipients of the 2012-2013 Rome Prizes are provided with a fellowship that includes a stipend, a study or studio, and room and board for a period of six months to two years in Rome, Italy.
The landscape architecture and site planning for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, maximizes the existing Alpensia sports park in a compact, "light touch" design by SWA. Image courtesy SWA.
SWA is the international planner and landscape architect for the design-build team, led by Taeyoung, that created the facilities at the heart of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. “The master planning was driven by the desire to use a ‘light touch’ while creating exciting, highest-quality competition venues,” said Marco Esposito, a principal who led SWA’s team. “To create attractive, high quality facilities while maintaining the natural beauty of this hilly forested site, the design team pursued a compact, walkable development pattern, minimal grading, and extensive reforestation and waterway restoration.”
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Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will celebrate outstanding achievement in design this fall with its 13th annual National Design Awards program. Stoss Landscape Urbanism has been awarded the National Design Award for Landscape Architecture. Other winners include Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects (Architecture Design), Rebeca Méndez(Communication Design), Clive Wilkinson Architects(Interior Design), Scott Wilson – Minimal( Product Design). The award recipients will be honored on October 17 during National Design Week.
IMAGE: Erie Street Plaza ©Stoss Landscape Urbanism
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The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs of the Republic of Korea recently announced that West 8 + IROJE has won International Competition for Master Plan of Yongsan Park, Korea.
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