Piazza Verde | Piazza Vecchia, Bergamo Italy | Studio Fink

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The Piazza Vecchia (Old Square) in Bergamo Italy is a Renaissance square, that Le Corbusier called “ the most beautiful square in Europe”. As key part of a major international landscape symposium Arketipos held in Bergamo throughout September 2014 this historical square was temporarily transformed into a contemporary landscape exploring the theme of Well being and healing.

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Singapore URA launches RFP for Rail Corridor

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The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) recently launced a Request for Proposals for the Rail Corridor in Singapore. The URA is inviting architects and landscape architects to assemble a multi-disciplinary Design Team and provide consultancy services to develop a Concept Master Plan and Concept Proposals for the Rail Corridor Project in Singapore.

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Flow | Austin USA | Design Workshop

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Waller Creek runs through central Austin from Waterloo Park at 15th street, bisecting the UT campus and along the eastern edge of downtown terminating at Lady Bird Lake. In April of 2011, the City of Austin began the construction of a flood control tunnel along the 1.5 mile stretch of Waller Creek. Upon completion, the tunnel will remove 28 acres from the floodplain, protect the creek from erosion, and help clean the water. Visionary leaders saw the opportunity to catalyze on this investment and transform the 1.5 mile section of the creek into a chain of parks and connected trails. The organization leading the charge, the Waller Creek Conservancy, aims to involve the community in the revitalization of the Waller Creek urban area, which will be under construction for the next decade or more.

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VIDEO | Preserving Nature in the Urban Environment – Robin Grossinger


Robin Grossinger, Senior Scientist, San Francisco Estuary Institute(SFEI) at The Cultural Landscape Foundation event – Bridging the Nature-Culture Divide III Conference held on January 23, 2015. Grossinger gives the perspective of a Senior Scientist and the approach taken by SFEI to learning from natural systems and also developed landscapes in addressing the Culture-Nature Divide.

TCLF will be holding their next conference – Second Wave of Modernism III: Leading with Landscape on May 21-24 in Toronto, Canada. The conference will tackle numerous issues including those that deal with the city’s identity.

Brannskjær Park | Oslo, Norway | LINK Landskap

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Brannskjær Park will be built on Oslo’s most exciting and important post-industrial waterfront site, Filipstad, and will be by far the largest publically accessible open space within the Fjord City Plan. LINK Landskap’s sketch plan for this significant new public park will be used by the site’s owner, The Port Authority (Oslo Havn KF), to illustrate their aims and ambitions for the site and as a basis for future design development.

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EVENT | Leading with Landscape | May 21-24 | Toronto, Canada

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The Cultural Landscape Foundation will hold the Second Wave of Modernism III: Leading with Landscape conference & tours on May 21-24 in Toronto, Canada. The conference will tackle numerous issues including those that deal with the city’s identity – what does it mean for a 21st century city to be historic and modern at the same time? – and stewardship – what new models for public/private financing and management are emerging?

Speakers include Claude Cormier, Adriaan Geuze, Janet Rosenburg, Thomas L. Woltz, Elizabeth Silver, Charles B. Birnbaum and many more. Speakers will examine how existing parks and open spaces are adapted to accommodate contemporary and future needs and expectations, and how innovative landscape planning and design techniques developed in Toronto apply to other cities, and vice versa – and the impact of imported ideas on local conditions.

The conference will be held from May 21 at the University of Toronto with a tour to be also held at the Evergreen Brick Works.

For more information goto the Second Wave of Modernism III: Leading with Landscape website.

Image Credit | Sugar Beach, Toronto | Claude Cormier  © Claude Cormier architectes paysagistes

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WLA 18 Magazine showcases the diversity of landscape architecture

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The latest edition of WLA Magazine publishes projects from across the world including Australia, Sweden, Denmark, China, USA, The Netherlands, Spain, Germany and the United Kingdom. This unthemed edition showcases the diverisity of landscape architecture projects in scale, complexity and typology.

In this edition we have included projects from various design firms some are well known and others are rising landscape designers. Design firms featured WLA 18 include: LDA Design, POLA, HASSELL, Karres En Brands, Sasaki Associates, Rehwaldt LA, Atelier Loidl, Wanted, White Arkiteckter, Mandaworks, Tract Consultants, Rhodeside & Harwell, Lodewijk Baljon Landscape Architects, SLA, Mikel Alberdi and Cristina Jorge.

There is an amazing diversity ofprojects in the 18th edition of WLA Magazine from hanging trees in courtyards, rooftop gardens, cultural precincts, waterfronts, urban interventions, public realm, large and small squares and large scale urban design and planning.

WLA 18 is available in digital format only (in high resolution pdf) for $3.99USD. We also have a annual subscription that includes the next 6 editions of WLA Magazine for $20USD

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