Cornell hopes to help revive Utica

April 30, 2010,AEDT

Recently reported in UTHICAOD.com The city faces immense challenges on its way back to economic vitality – from hundreds of millions of dollars worth of crumbling infrastructure, to neighborhoods hollowed out by a loss of middle class residents, to the barely audible legislative peep it registers when compared to the | Read More

New York City gains control of Governors Island & releases Master Plan

April 14, 2010,AEDT

At a recent press conference Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Governor David A. Paterson, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and State Senator Daniel L. Squadron announced an agreement on the long-term development, funding and governance of Governors Island in which New York City will have primary responsibility to develop and operate the | Read More

Tupper Thomas – returning Prospect Park to New Yorkers

April 6, 2010,AEDT

The New York Times takes a look at the 35 year career of Tupper Thomas, the Park Administrator for Prospect Park who announced her retirement from her current position of Assistant Commissioner for Strategic Partnerships (listed on NYC DPR) last Tuesday (effective early 2011). Ms Thomes is credited by many | Read More

NBBJ and Chan Krieger Sieniewicz to merge

March 16, 2010,AEDT

NBBJ, a global architecture and design firm, and Chan Krieger Sieniewicz, internationally-known for urban design and architecture excellence, announced today a merger of the two firms that will create an integrated team of over 700 architects, landscape architects, urban designers, planners and interior designers. The Chan Krieger Sieniewicz team, including | Read More

NY State to close parks and raise fees

March 2, 2010,AEDT

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is closing 41 parks and 14 historic sites across the state and reducing services 23 parks and 1 historic site. According to the Press Release The Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) today put forward a list | Read More

Private vs Public Money for Parks

February 7, 2010,AEDT

New York Times recently published When Parks Must Rely on Private Money by DIANE CARDWELL concerning the struggles of cities to fund the construction and maintenance of parks throughout the USA. Many parks are funded through selling of land or revenues generated by carparks or taxes from new nearby developments | Read More

New look for Federal Plaza, gone are the green benches

February 4, 2010,AEDT

The award winning Federal Plaza designed by Martha Schwartz is going to get a new design as the plaza is reconstructed over a 12-18 month period to fix the plaza deck that is settling and leaking affecting the building and carpark below the plaza. The current design of swirling green | Read More

New York luring developers with landscape

January 9, 2010,AEDT

New York is creating new parks in Queens at Hunter Point South to lure developers and then tenants to the area. Weiss/Manfredi are the landscape architects for the project and the New York Times recently quoted Michael Manfredi as saying “The city needed to signal to a fairly skittish development | Read More

Walter Hood in the New York Times

December 21, 2009,AEDT

New York Times feature with Walter Hood about Crown Memorial State Beach Mr. Hood, whose landscape architecture firm designed the grounds of the de Young Museum in San Francisco, lives in Oakland, and he spends a lot of time traveling. In August, he accepted a Cooper Hewitt National Design Award | Read More

Landscape Architects in NY Mag’s – Reasons to Love New York

December 14, 2009,AEDT

New York Magazine recently published its ‘Reasons to Love New York’ and in at No.33 was Because Times Square will never be finished and reported that When the department of Transportation closed seven blocks of Broadway to cars this summer, New Yorkers were offered an object lesson in how profoundly | Read More

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