Galveston Island State Park | studioOutside

September 22, 2011,AEDT

StudioOutside is leading a comprehensive team in the redevelopment master planning for Galveston Island State Park. Ravaged by Hurricane Ike, the park is a dynamic environmental remnant of the Texas barrier island system that offers the full “bay to beach” experience. The master plan infuses a holistic approach to habitat | Read More

Railroad Park | Birmingham Alabama | Tom Leader Studio

July 14, 2011,AEDT

Tom Leader Studio(TLS) spent five years working extensively with a public / private partnership to build this downtown central park and master plan the rail corridor. TLS managed a large team of consultants including multiple architects, local landscape architect, and engineers. Abandoned rail lines are a constant theme in all of | Read More

LAMP & the Low-Line | Chicago Illinois | Moss

July 4, 2011,AEDT

moss was commissioned to formulate the LAMP (Lakeview Area Master Plan) by the The Lakeview Chamber of Commerce to pro-actively plan for business, economic development, and sustainability initiatives in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. The plan creates a hub for urban scale sustainable design innovation and improvements while enhancing | Read More

SWA Group design Mixed Use Fairgrounds in California

April 28, 2011,AEDT

SWA Group has been named to provide detailed site planning and a Specific Plan for the 149-acre Solano360 mixed-use development that will transform the County Fairgrounds property at I-80 and Highway 37 into a year-round destination. The project will integrate a new County fairgrounds with entertainment, retail, hospitality, event- and | Read More

Design Competition for President’s Park South

April 11, 2011,AEDT

The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) will manage a design competition to improve the appearance of the security infrastructure used to control unauthorized vehicular use at President’s Park South. This notice is to solicit interest in participating in that competition. The proposed design competition will identify alternatives to re-design the | Read More

Preserving biodiversity in suburban, rural areas [Event: Workshop]

March 21, 2011,AEDT

Development in urban, suburban and even rural areas can often limit the variety of plant and animal life in these environments. In some cases, development also means an increase in exotic plants, which can ultimately displace native plant communities, which in turn can disrupt local populations of birds, bugs and | Read More

“Creative Placemaking”: A resource for revitalising communities and cities

November 18, 2010,AEDT

I have just skim read Mayors’ Institute on City Design’s (MICD) most recent publication, Creative Placemaking(pdf)by Dr. Ann Markusen, principal of Markusen Economic Research Services, and Anne Gadwa, principal with Metris Arts Consulting focuses on how communities are using the arts and other creative assets to help shape their physical, social, | Read More

Land News 15 Nov 2010

November 15, 2010,AEDT

Can We Ditch Our Cars and Embrace High-Speed Rail? – [LAist.com] LAist blog looks at the work of Roger Sherman co-director cityLAB in relation to High Speed Rail (HSR) and the planned billions to be spent across on HSR across USA. Downsizing the American Dream: The shrinking house [USAToday] A look at how the | Read More

White House launches Urban Affairs website

March 3, 2010,AEDT

The White House launched the Office of Urban Affairs website including a blog and Innovations and Ideas page where US citizens can submit ideas and best practices. This is a follow up to the Urban Tour which included 9 city centers and the Inter-Agency working group on urban policy. The | Read More

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