This Week in Landscape | 7 October 2012

This weeks Landscape Links from around the world

28 million trees planted nationwide since 2010 | New Straits Times 
More than 28 million trees have been planted under the Malaysia tree-planting campaign, surpassing the initial target of 26 million expected by the year 2014.

Large-scale garden cities tipped as housing crisis solution | Hannah Fearn | Guardian
Garden cities could be the answer to the economic and housing crises faced by the country – but only if councils provide real political leadership, according to the Town and Country Planning Association

Disney’s EPCOT at 30: An unfulfilled dream might have changed New York City (Commentary) | Chuck Schmidt | silive.com
Contrary to what many people think, Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., was never intended to be a carbon copy of Disneyland in California. In point of fact, the true intention of Walt Disney World was something much grander and far more complex than a theme park: To revolutionize the urban landscape of America.

The Age of the City Planning Movie Has Arrived | Alexa Mills | Berkeley Planning Journal
City planners, take note: We are living in the golden age of city planning films. You may not have been waiting for this period, or even have imagined that such a thing was possible. Yet, it’s here.

What to do with St. Petersburg’s cityscape? | Vladimir Frolov | Russia Beyond the Headlines
The urban planning dilemma in St. Petersburg lies between the extremes of rebuilding from scratch or preserving everything.

This Week in Landscape | 6 May 2012

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

City gets leafier, especially at Staten Island’s Conference House Park | silive.com
The city grew greener by 20,000 trees

An urban space for people in Westmount | Jerry Miller | Westmount Examiner
“The conditions and generators are present for the design of a people-friendly urban space (a street is an urban space) shared with reduced automobile use.”

Bangkok heatwave ignites debate about urban planning | News24
“Critics say the heat has been exacerbated by poor urban planning in the fast-growing city of 12 million people – from a thinning of trees by city workers, often to accommodate electrical power lines…”

Building the Marina Bay Sands SkyPark Pool [VIDEO]
Video of how the 150-metre infinity-edged swimming pool was built on the 57th floor (roof) of the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore

Landscape Architecture standout leads by example | Temple University
A profile of landscape architecture student Diana Fernandez

LAND Reader (our sister blog) 

Did London’s Olympic Park erase its past?

Bleecker Street Park Ruined?

Correa warns of overloading India’s existing cities

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