Waterfront plan: A magnet and, hopefully, model

December 24, 2007,AEDT

Relax, Toronto, all is not lost; the wheels of change grind no slower here than in any other city. So says Dutch landscape architect Adriaan Geuze, whose firm, West 8, is now redesigning the central waterfront in partnership with Toronto’s DTAH. “Bureaucratic resistance is normal,” he says, smiling reassuringly. “It’s | Read More

People spending to much time indoors

December 22, 2007,AEDT

There’s a good reason for wanting to instill the urge to explore nature early on. In the January 2008 issue of the journal Environment and Behavior, landscape architects in Scotland suggest that regular childhood visits to the woods or similarly green places influence adult attitudes toward these same areas. The | Read More

VietNamNet – Southern hub knocking over its growth targets

December 22, 2007,AEDT

Ho Chi Minh City gross domestic product (GDP) in 11 months increased nearly 12 per cent in comparison with the 11.5 per cent gained last year. The report anticipates that the city’s GDP by year’s end will reach 12.6 per cent, a record for the past decade.Experts have said the | Read More

Abu Dhabi Builds Its Architectural Cred

December 22, 2007,AEDT

The building boom in the capital of the United Arab Emirates rivals that of Dubai. But Abu Dhabi hopes to distinguish itself with ambitious green architecture In recent weeks, the rivalry between neighboring United Arab Emirates Dubai and Abu Dhabi has been heating up on a world stage—most notably with | Read More

The Biggest Mies Collection

December 22, 2007,AEDT

On the edge of downtown Detroit, just east of the Chrysler Freeway and not far from Detroit’s still-troubled neighborhoods, lies Lafayette Park, one of the nation’s most beautiful — and most obscure — residential developments. Composed of three sections — a high-rise apartment building and 21 multiple-unit townhouses on the | Read More

AILA – Summer Newsletter

December 22, 2007,AEDT

Australian Institute of Landscape Architects release Summer issue of LA Online. Download the pdf here

Pier park is really out there – NJ.com

December 22, 2007,AEDT

The city celebrated the start of construction of its Pier C Park yesterday with a symbolic groundbreaking near the Hudson River’s edge. The kidney-shaped, 2-acre park is anchored to land by a narrow pier on one end and a meandering path on the other. “It will offer the chance for | Read More

Hyde Park Plan Clears Hurdle

December 21, 2007,AEDT

The Tampa City Council voted 4-2 on Thursday to rezone the 20-year-old outdoor shopping complex for a $100 million makeover that includes condominium towers and stores. “This is the only true urban village in the city,” said Councilman Charlie Miranda, who also voted to approve the original village plans in | Read More

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