Winners Announced in Surrey’s Town Centres Design Competition

February 26, 2010,AEDT

“TownShift: Suburb Into City” sponsored by the City of Surrey was a sustainable design competition to provide vision for Surrey’s five growing town centres – Cloverdale, Fleetwood, Guildford, Newton and Semiahmoo. The competition attracted 138 submissions from 20 countries, and 27 finalists were selected by the five-member TownShift jury. Renate | 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 Design + Hewitt presented two different design options for Bell | 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 following an evaluation, Johnson Pilton Walker (Sydney based), in association | 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, 3Dmax, rhino, and maya allowing design firms to give clients | Read More

New Dean at University of Calgary

February 7, 2010,AEDT

Nancy Pollock-Ellwand has been appointed Dean of Faculty of Environmental Design (EVDS) at the University of Calgary. Recently, she was the chair of the School of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, at the University of Adelaide, Australia for the past three years. A graduate in architecture from the University | Read More

Sustainable Sites gets coverage in Biocycle

December 23, 2009,AEDT

The Sustainable Sites Initiative launched the Guidelines and Performance Benchmarks 2009 in November 2009 has received more recent press coverage from the December issue of Biocycle magazine. The article looks at the history of the Initiative and explores the Ecosystem as a Baseline. The article also looks at the pilot program | Read More

Urban greening projects get green light

December 7, 2009,AEDT

China Daily Three remaining greening projects for three areas in Hong Kong Island will begin soon and, given expectations, be completed in the middle of 2011. Together with other ongoing and completed projects, these mark the completion of the Greening Master Plan Initiative for urban areas. The three areas to | Read More

New temporary urban space by SLA for the COP15 arrival area

December 3, 2009,AEDT

When thousands of COP15 delegates arrive at the climate summit in the Bella Center, they will not be bored in the queue. SLA has staged the arrival area with a temporary urban space that provides food for thought. With the project White Balance it is SLA’s intention to put focus | Read More

Malaysian designers told to return to rain forest and cultural roots

November 30, 2009,AEDT

The Star.com.my reports A prominent landscape designer urged Malaysian designers to put natural beauty and art back into its garden designs and return to her tropical forest roots. Made Wijaya, a landscape designer, said local designers should look towards the rich local culture like those in Kelantan and Terengganu for | Read More

Sustainable Sites Guidelines & Benchmarks – Launched

November 5, 2009,AEDT

As WLA reported recently – today is the launch of Guidelines &  Performance Benchmarks of the Sustainable Sites Initiative. You can download the 233 page report from the Sustainable Sites website. Today is also the opening of the Call for Pilot Projects to test various aspects of the Sustainable Sites | Read More

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