VIDEO | Surroundings


Surroundings is a new video series that tells the stories behind some of Metro Vancouver’s well-known public places from the perspectives of the landscape architects who designed them.

The first episode (televised on Shaw TV) features Don Vaughan and focuses on bringing meaning to place through the use of public art. This episode looks at three separate sites: Metrotown Civic Plaza, Granite Assemblage at Ambleside, and High Tide Pavilion/Low Tide Sculpture at David Lam Park.

This video series is non-profit video and was made with zero funding and simply put together by Saba Farmand and Paul Albi who have a love for landscape architecture, the region they live in, and film making.and wanted to promote the profession of landscape architecture.

A great initiative by two people with a love for landscape architecture – you can find our more about the series on the Surroundings Facebook page and watch the 3 upcoming episodes on Shaw TV or the Youtube.

This Week in Landscape | 17 June 2012

This weeks round-up of landscape news from around the web.

Q+A> LAURIE OLIN | The Architect’s Newspaper

The Architect’s Newspaper interviews noted landscape architect discusses the profession and the state of public space today.

New Report Highlights Raft of Inspiring Examples of Transformative Actions by Cities and Local Governments | UNEP

 A raft of transformative and inspiring policies by cities and local governments, which can assist in creating a sustainable 21st century, were spotlighted in a new report released today by ICLEI – Local Government for Sustainability and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

 Habitats for harmony | Kim Wilkie | FT.com

Acclaimed landscape architect Kim Wilkie on two projects he has undertaken in fragile environments…

Parks Canada Launches New Learn to Camp Smartphone Application 

Parks Canada has launched a new Smart phone App  to help first time campers enjoy a camping trip to Canada’s national parks.

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Taktyk wins 2012 Topos Landscape Award

The Topos Landscape Award for 2012 has been awarded to Taktyk. Sebastien Penfornis, an architect and Thierry Kandjee,  is a landscape architect who operate Taktyk Landscape + Urbanism offices in Paris and Brussels.  Taktyk  is a  multidisciplinary practice that engages in city making through practice, research, design studio, editing and art installation.

The wide range of responsibilities taken on by the office, and the broad engagements of the partners in very diverse areas is now recognised with the Topos Landscape Award 2012. The award recognises young teams or individuals who can demonstrate success, and are likely to drive momentum in the development of the profession on an international level.

Congratulations to Sebastien and Thierry.

Landscape Architecture preserving the environment

I just watched a great video from Land Choices about landscape architecture and our role in the community and planning. The video features Colleen Murphy of Murphy & Associates talking about the role of landscape architects and how as a profession we need to promote ourselves.

To find out more about Land Choices go to their website

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SOURCE: Youtube submitted by Land Choices