The Rooftop Garden Climbs Down a Wall

November 20, 2009,AEDT

Ken Belson of the New York Times has written an interesting piece about green walls which looks at the green wall as a source of food production. Belson talks to a varied number of designers, universities and manufacturers about the green walls as food production. He also states that at | Read More

Urban Garden inside Bank of America

November 20, 2009,AEDT

WRT’s New York office have installed living sculptures in the Urban Garden Room at Bank of America Tower’s 60-foot high street-level atrium space at One Bryant Park, New York. The Durst Organization, the building’s owner and developer, commissioned WRT to create an appropriate – natural – signature for New York | Read More

Could Detroit become the City of Urban Agriculture?

November 11, 2009,AEDT

View Larger Map The idea of returning Detroit to farm land is an interesting idea that was recently covered in New Geography(DETROIT: URBAN LABORATORY AND THE NEW AMERICAN FRONTIER, Nov. 4) and New York Times(Plowing Detroit Into Farmland blog post Nov. 9 based on New Geography article). The New Geography article | Read More

Tim Tompkins – Time Square Alliance Interview by Streetsblog

October 29, 2009,AEDT

Streetsblog San Francisco recently had an interview  with Tim Tompkins, President of the Times Square Alliance to see what they could learn about Times Square public spaces. Tim Tompkins have a few interesting thoughts such as What I see is that what’s been happening is part of a larger movement | Read More

Viñoly-designed New York architecture school opens

September 16, 2009,AEDT

Building reports Newly renovated New City College of New York Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture opens today The City College of New York’s Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, Urban Design and Landscape Architecture has reopened, after a complete overhaul by Rafael Viñoly Architects. On the building’s | Read More

Urban farms springing up on rooftops

September 15, 2009,AEDT

All across Manhattan urban farms are springing up across one of the densely built cities in the world. Urban Farms (community gardens) are nothing new but recently they are moving up onto the rooftops across the world as urbanites want to grow their own food and cool down their buildings. | Read More

NY landfill parks could be open to the public next spring

September 7, 2009,AEDT

New York’s two landfill parks at Fountain Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue could be reclassified as safe for public access by next spring according to a spokesperson from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The parks are currently closed as they are classified as a “significant threat to the | Read More

Planting the landscape from 400 years ago

September 3, 2009,AEDT

A stylised native woodland is being planted at Schwartz Plaza at New York University by George Reis, N.Y.U.’s supervisor of sustainable landscapes. The Manhatta project inspired Reis to propose the landscape using plants from before settlement of Manhattan. The design was completed by Darrell Morrison after Reis won the funds from | Read More

Unveiling NY400 Pavilion in Battery Park

August 31, 2009,AEDT

On Wednesday September 9th the official unveiling ceremony of The New Amsterdam Pavilion with the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima of the Netherlands will take place. The New Amsterdam Plein and Pavilion, is a gift from the Netherlands to New York in honor of 400 years of friendship. Part | Read More

Biking ‘fastest growing’ way to get around NYC

August 17, 2009,AEDT

Newsday.com reports Despite the dangers, biking is New York City’s “fastest growing mode of transportation,” says City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, who herself bikes to work in lower Manhattan, about a mile from her Greenwich Village home. The number of cyclists has jumped by 80 percent in the past decade | Read More

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