Movement on Main Design Competition has announced the shortlist of teams for a unique and innovative street redesign will create a new public gathering place that encourages the community to engage in their neighborhood’s emergent creative life through a variety of movement and new technologies.
The five selected teams selected are lead by
Marpillero Pollak Architects
peg office of landscape + architecture
Coen + Partners, Inc.
King and King Architects
Stoss Landscape Urbanism
“Legacy cities like Syracuse are ripe for innovative approaches to urbanism and landscape. Movement on Main looks to leverage these unique opportunities to re-think civic life, and the ways in which technology and public health can have positive and catalytic effects. We’re glad to have this opportunity to work with the community and the various city agencies to imagine new possibilities for the Near Westside.” Chris Reed | Principal, Stoss Landscape Urbanism
Continue reading Movement on Main Shortlist announced
October saw Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates with Thomas Phifer & Partners win Waller Creek Design Competition. We published Maxthreads design for Kaohsiung Taiwan – Infiltrated Cultural and Ecological Urbanism along with the realised design for Leicester Square City Quarter in London by Burns + Nice.
Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates with Thomas Phifer & Partners wins Waller Creek Design Competition
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Landscape links from around the world this week
Jane Jacobs Defends Urbanism in 1960s New York City Planning | WNYC
A 1962 audio recording of Jane Jacobs, at a Books and Authors Luncheon, explains her current role as a community leader in the fight against what she views as the excesses and excrescences of the arrogant Modernist redesign of city neighborhoods.
Urban forestry project creates jobs | Ear to the Ground
DNR-managed projects can provide jobs and supplement the efforts of volunteers
A Peek Inside The Sad And Artificial World Of Zoo Habitats | Cliff Kuang | Fast Co Design
Zoos are inherently bizarre. The sheer thrill of seeing strange and exotic beasts is often tempered by the reality of the strange and artificial environments they’re kept in, raising the question: Can they really be happy hanging out in those habitats?
The Green Team: Part 4 – Planting for the future | Metropolis Magazine | Zeina Zahalan
Mathews Nielsen latest installment at Metropolis Magazine about the importance of planting correctly.
Keeping the winter landscape interesting | Michele Lerner | Washington Times
…options are more limited in winter. Instead, experts recommend planning for the season in advance.
Sustainable urban infrastructure key as African cities grow | Megan Wait | Engineering News
African cities would grow nearly three times faster than the global average over the next three-and-a-half decades, highlighting the need for efficient, effective and environmentally sustainable urban infrastructure development.
The vision responds to the extending aim of positioning Taiwan in general, and Tainan city in particular, as a major historical based tourism destination, contributing Taiwan’s economic diversification from its current infrastructure lead planning system.
Continue reading Eco-Transitional Urbanism | Tainan Taiwan | Maxthreads