Regeneration of the Customs Office area in Kavala, Greece by Elli Nikolaidou

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Elli Nikolaidou’s thesis develops a redesign of the Customs Office area in Kavala, with a principal goal to reconnect with the city. The regeneration of the space will allow its conversion to an important part of the life and the motion of the city center. Thanks to the creation of a network of pathways and spots of interest for pedestrians, the development of the natural element and the reuse of buildings, the area will be active all day long.

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Healing Garden @ Mario Lemieux Center for Blood Cancers by Pashek Associates

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Designed by Pashek Associates, the fourth floor terrace of the Mario Lemieux Center for Blood Cancers offers a unique opportunity for an urban medical campus with limited green space. Located
in the Hillman Cancer Center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, the 3,750 square foot terrace garden serves as a positive distraction for patients, before and during treatment, while taking precautions to prevent infections.
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This Week in Landscape | 4 May 2014

Landscape architect designs toolkit to make cities inclusive of adults with autism | Medical Press
“A Kansas State University landscape architect has developed an urban toolkit that addresses needs for adults with autism”

Urban farms won’t feed us, but they just might teach us | Grist
“There’s plenty of good reasons to grow food in cities. But the hype of urban farms curing all ills and supplying a significant portion of their city’s calories is just that: hype.”

Urban Designers are Taking On Rising Sea Levels in the Seaport | Nick DeLuca | BostonInno
“BostInno spoke with Gina Ford, chair of Sasaki’s Urban Studio and landscape architect, as well as principal Jason Hellendrung about Sea Change: Boston’s origins and what they – as well as colleagues Nina Chase, Chris Merritt, Ruth Siegel and Carey Walker – hoped to achieve.”

Placemaking comes to Vancouver | Yvonne Zacharias | Vancouver Sun
“Urban designer Mark Lakeman has seen the power of community placemaking, or the reclamation of public space as social gathering points, as a powerful antidote to this phenomenon.”

Horticulturally ever after | Megan Backhouse | Sydney Morning Herald
“While Gwen insists she has never felt gardens need to be exclusively Australian, their garden is now almost entirely devoted to natives…..”

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Hu Yingjun designs award winning Arroyo Seco Confluence in Los Angeles

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The Arroyo Seco Confluence is a complicated site in which freeways, rail infrastructure and the rivers are tightly intertwined. What’s more, the Confluence is a very important site with immense potential. The objectives of this study are to re-transform the Arroyo Seco from a channelized and single-functional channel to a multi-functional corridor of significant natural and cultural value, to provide safe access and create activities and recreation for people within the maze of pre-existing infrastructure, to regenerate for developing to bring new life and investment to nearby urban settlements.

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STUDENT PROJECT | arROPAme (Wrap me up) | Lidia Carrillo, Marta Criado, Yolanda Serrano

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The main goal faced with this project was the creation of a temporal architectural space integrated in the artificial landscape of the University Campus with just one recycled material and a budget of 100 euros for the whole group.

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ULI Announces Finalists For 2014 ULI Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition

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The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has released the short list of finalist teams in the twelfth annual ULI Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition. The four graduate-level student teams – representing Georgia Tech University, Harvard University, University of Maryland, and the University of Texas, Austin – will advance to the final round of competition in April. The competition is based on a hypothetical situation in which the site owners, working together as the Sulphur Dell Development Corporation, have asked for a proposal that transforms the historic Sulphur Dell neighborhood. The owner’s request is made with an understanding of the market and nonmarket factors at play in building healthy places and of the value proposition of building and operating in ways that promote health.
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UTS Alumni Green – Temporary Placemaking Installation | Sydney Australia | ASPECT Studios

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The Temporary Placemaking installation at the University of Technology Sydney is an example of the ‘lighter, quicker, cheaper’ ethos which provided a green outlook, seating opportunities and a place to gather for students during a 7 week period whilst the new Campus Alumni Green is under construction. Designed to be assembled in a short time period and tight budget, the installation items will also be reused and adapted for other locations.

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