EDSA COMPLETES DESIGN FOR THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED FOUR SEASONS RESORT ORLANDO AT WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT

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EDSA, was commissioned to develop the master plan and provide full service landscape architecture design for Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort, which opened on August 3. Nestled within Disney’s new Golden Oak residential community, this 443-room luxury resort is positioned to become the first five-diamond resort on Walt Disney World® Resort property. Playing off the 26 acres of naturally lush Floridian environment, EDSA’s design vernacular has been created to fit within the natural environment with a soothing color palette. Set around a feature lake and adjacent wetlands, the resort includes meeting space, restaurants, a spa, fitness center, pools, a business center, multiple outdoor function areas and a large recreational island.

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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.