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Urban Sustainability Enhanced Through Landscape Architecture | Thomas R. Tavella, FASLA | Living Green Magazine
This article explores ways that landscape architectures are not only “greening” up properties in the more literal sense, but “greening” them up through the implementation of sustainable technologies and approaches.
Garden design: it’s not just about the plants | Amanda Patton | The Guardian
Pretty flowers there may be, but making a three-dimensional space that is both practical and beautiful is about so much more
Hidden, Until the Storm’s Whirl and Splash | New York Times
Hurricane Sandy knocked down a wall facade South Street in Lower Manhattan, exposing, among other things, a time capsule of 1970s graffiti.
“Architects in China are Lost” – Neri&Hu | Dezeen
Chinese architects need to develop their own design manifesto to stem the tide of “half-assed” building projects in the country, according to Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu of Shanghai studio Neri&Hu.
10 Diagrams that changed city planning | Dwell
Facebook launches Job App
The new SJP app is a central location where recruiters can share open positions with the Facebook community sorted by industry, location and skills.
The Shell at Liberty Terrace
Recently, New York City officials broke ground on Phase 1 of the new Governors Island Park, with over 30 acres including Liggett Terrace, a six acre plaza with seasonal plantings, seating, water features and public art; Hammock Grove, a ten acre space that is home to 2,000 new trees, play areas and hammocks; and the Play Lawn, 14 acres for play and relaxation that includes two turf ball fields sized for adult softball and Little League baseball. Also to be built will be welcome areas, a re-graded Parade Ground and key visitor amenities, including lighting, seating and signage throughout the Historic District.
Continue reading NYC breaks ground on new Governors Island Park
Newport Green, a park comprising a 4.25-acre waterfront site at the north end of Newport, New Jersey, is now open to the public. Located in a large, mixed use community across from lower Manhattan, the park provides comprehensive amenities requested by local residents not available in other area spaces. The first phase of the park, comprising an all-weather play field, playground, display and native gardens.
Continue reading Newport Green | Newport USA | Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects
The Tribeca Trib reports that the Downtown Alliance in Lower Manhattan (NY) is looking into animating Water Street as more companies move out and the street lacks activity at night and on weekends.
The Downtown Alliance has hired Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners and FxFowle Architects, to examine conduct a study on the street and then produce ideas and concepts on how the Alliance can reinvigorate the street.
SOURCE: Tribeca Trib – Downtown Alliance Wants To Bring Life to Water Street
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