Olympics reinvigorates Vancouver’s Granville Street

February 25, 2010,AEDT

During the Winter Olympics in Vancouver a newly updated Granville Street by PWL Partnership Landscape Architects has become a lively impromptu event space for buskers, street hockey, olympic pin sellers and more. The street has been closed to traffic for | Read More

SvR + Hewitt designing Seattle’s streets

February 24, 2010,AEDT

In October 2009, Seattle Parks selected SvR Design + Hewitt as the primary design consultant for four Belltown blocks, from First to Fifth Avenues will be turned into Seattle’s first park boulevard with swales and natural landscaping. Last month SvR | Read More

Johnson Pilton Walker & PWP selected for Barangaroo

February 24, 2010,AEDT

Premier Kristina Keneally and Planning Minister, Tony Kelly, yesterday formally signed an authorisation for the $6 billion contract with Lend Lease for commercial development of Barangaroo. At the same time as signing the contract Planning Minister Mr Kelly said that | Read More

How video is changing Landscape Architecture

February 23, 2010,AEDT

Over recent years video and digital animation have become another design tool for landscape architects and education and professional institutions. For landscape architects digital animation and 3D rendering has become cheaper and cheaper to produce with tools such as Sketchup, | Read More

Cracknell appointed to SmartCity Malta

February 22, 2010,AEDT

Cracknell Landscape Architects based in the UAE, UK and Oman have been appointed the landscape architects for SmartCity Malta – ‘a premier ICT and media park, showcasing Malta to the world as the region’s new destination for high-tech industries…..With the | Read More

$2.2 billion for Great Lakes Restoration: EPA

February 22, 2010,AEDT

The Environmental Protection Agency will spend $2.2 billion over five years on the Great Lakes to clean up polluted water and beaches, restore wetlands and fight invasive species such as Asian carp in a revitalization effort. In 2010 $475 million | Read More

Abu Dhabi releases Urban Street Design Manual

February 22, 2010,AEDT

The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) recently released a new street design standards in line with the Capital 2030 plan. The Urban Street Design Manual is based on key design principles including environmental sustainability embodied by the Estidama initiative. | Read More

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