Landscape links from around world published in the last week
What is a Landscape Architect? | Katrina | Exscapes
“America isn’t keeping up with advances in planning issues and sustainable design. Businesses should be soaking up all the landscape architects they can. Many are also giving up their title because it is expensive to maintain a practicing license and many are not able to keep up with it due to layoffs.”
From Parking Lot to Paradise – the Revenge of Urban Agriculture | Charles Birnbaum | The Cultural Landscape Foundation
“Today, however, we have home food production, urban farming, productive gardens, or whatever else you might want to call this movement – and it’s hot.”
The Fearless Grady Clay | Daniel Jost | Landscape Architecture Magazine
“Few journalists have had a greater impact on the field of landscape architecture than Grady Clay, Honorary ASLA, who died on Sunday at the age of 96. He was the editor of this magazine for nearly a quarter century—from 1960 to 1984.”
Out now: Topos 82, About Landscape
Latest edition of Topos Magazine – “All around the world people associate something different with the term landscape.”
Faculty Wins Minneapolis Creative City Challenge | LSU – Robert Reich Landscape School of Landscape Architecture
Director and Associate Professor Bradley Cantrell working with Invivia + urbainDRC won the Minneapolis Creative City Challenge with their proposal: The Minneapolis Interavtive Macro Mood Installation (MIMMI).
New Filipino landscape architects as results of Landscape Architect Licensure Examination announced
The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 20 out of 31 passed the Landscape Architect Licensure Examination given by the Board of Landscape Architecture in Manila this March 2013.
We Moved! | Landscape Architecture Foundation
In line with the organization’s growth, LAF has moved to a new office in downtown Washington,
Design Adds Value to the Commons – Michael Speaks, Dean, University of Kentucky College of Design from UK/CoD on Vimeo.
Design Adds Value to the Commons was a design symposium hosted by The University of Kentucky College of Design in conjunction with Lexington’s Downtown Development Authority’s Town Branch Commons Design Competition. Design Adds Value to the Commons was five landscape architects discussing the importance of good design for downtown development and including presentations by
Mark Johnson of Civitas, Shane Coen of Coen+Partners, Petra Blaisse of Inside Outside, Julien de Smedt & Diana Balmori of JDS Architects/Balmori Associates and Kate Orff of Scape
Continue reading VIDEOS | Design Adds Value to the Commons
Landscape links from around the world this week…
Landscape of professionalism | Brent Bellamy | Winnipeg Free Press
“Landscape architects work as part of a design team to ensure buildings appropriately engage the public realm, strengthening their connection to the human scale.”
The Green Team Part 9: Going Vertical | Terrie Brightman | Metropolis Magazine
The design of exterior vertical surfaces can take on many forms and configurations including green screens, green walls, cable trellis systems, wall-mounted planters, trellises, and planters housing fastigiate (columnar) species, to name a few.
The Great Exchange | Daniel Jost | Landscape Architecture Magazine
“Professors from both sides of the Pacific talk about the amazing cultural exchange happening between American and Chinese universities and the rising stature of landscape architecture in China.”
10 Best Cities for Urban Forests | American Forests
“These cities stood out among the 50 most populous cities in the nation based on a combination of six main criteria….”
Imagining a Drone-Proof City | Sarah Goodyear | Atlantic Cities
“The City hides the individual in the embrace of the community, using human traits drones cannot understand as protection. The City subverts the aggressor.”
IMAGE CREDIT | Flickr user fiat.luxury
Superkilen | Image Credit | Iwan-Baan
The Design Museum announced the contenders for the sixth annual Designs of the Year. They include the best designs from around the world in the last 12 months across seven categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics, Product and Transport.
Three landscapes have been nominated including SUPERKILEN, NØRREBRO by BIG, TOPOTEK1 and Superflex (ARCHITECTURE category); FOUR FREEDOMS PARK, NEW YORK by Louis Kahn(ARCHITECTURE category) and EXHIBITION ROAD by Dixon Jones/ The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (TRANSPORT category).
Continue reading Designs of the Year 2013 Nominations
Another week of landscape links from around the world
L.A. River: From Eyesore to Opportunity | WSJ VIDEO (4mins29s)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is conducting a study to find ways to restore habitats in and around the Los Angeles River, bringing people and wildlife back to the city’s original source of life
How Google Earth Revealed Chicago’s Hidden Farms | Sarah Zielinski | NPR
“Urban agriculture is sometimes thought of as something new and trendy, but of course people have been growing food in backyards and on vacant land for generations,” Taylor says.
Reviving Europe’s Biodiversity By Importing Exotic Animals | Christian Schwägerl | Yale Environment 360
“Scientists are conducting intriguing — and counterintuitive — experiments at several sites in Germany: Bringing back long-lost herbivores, such as water buffalo, to encourage the spread of native plants that have fared poorly in Europe’s human-dominated landscape.”
NYC is turning 12,000 old parking meters into bike racks | Tyler Falk | Smart Planet
The city’s department of transportation has signed a $2 million contract to turn 12,000 old parking meter poles into bike racks.
Why Floor and Brown Left SmithGroupJJR | Daniel Jost | Landscape Architecture Magazine
An interview with Kristina Floor, FASLA and Chris Brown, FASLA, about leaving SmithGroupJJR after merging 4 years ago.
Winter 2013 Landscape Architecture Walks: Samuel Smith Park- Artificial Ice Trail | OALA
The OALA Social Committee is inviting members join them on Saturday 19 January to a Walk of the award winning Samuel Smith Park- Artificial Ice Trail project (In Toronto) lead by Jim Melvin from PMA Landscape Architects.
Meeting the Northwest Livability Challenge | University of Oregon
School of Architecture and Allied Arts is holding a panel discussion in Portland on Wednesday, January 16.