This Week In Landscape | 1 June 2014 | News & Upcoming Events

Construction began this week on Phase 2 of the Chicago Riverwalk | Credit ©Sasaki

Chicago Riverwalk Construction Underway | Sasaki
Phase 2 construction for our Chicago Riverwalk project is currently underway between State Street and La Salle Street.

Celebration marks reopening of Pittsburgh’s Mellon Square | Diana Nelson Jones | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Mellon Square reopens after restoration finishes of the plaza originally designed by Landscape architects Simonds and Simonds and architects Mitchell and Ritchey.

Finding Space for the Living at a Memorial | New York Times | Michael Kimmelman
Michael Kimmelman critiques the 9/11 Memorial “The place doesn’t feel like New York. It feels like a swath of the National Mall plunked in downtown Manhattan…”

Sue Illman celebrates ‘exciting two years’ in President’s Review | Landscape Institute
Sue Illman introduces her President’s Review in the latest issue of Landscape by saying, ‘This has been an exciting two years for the Landscape Institute and also a great period for public appreciation of landscape architecture in general.'”

ReSITE festival is gearing up | Prague Post
On June 19-20, the reSITE festival and professional conference, which will take place in the new spaces of Forum Karlín in Prague, will offer countless possibilities for addressing these phenomena. The organizers have again managed to attract from around the world outstanding speakers who will share their experience not only at the conference, but also in the course of several concurrent workshops.

Sydney needs a plan for future population | SBS
“New figures predict Sydney’s population will be six million by 2031, so action needs to be taken now says Minister for Planning Pru Goward.”

Eckbo fountains request not all wet | Tucson News Now
“The Tucson bond advisory committee is listening to a project, first estimated to be $30 million, to restore the music hall, Leo Rich theater and the eight acres known as the Eckbo landscape.”

Getting the Dirt on Dirt | Katrina Katsma | Landscape Architecture Magazine
“Soils Matter is a platform where these kinds of specific questions can be answered by soil scientists and professionals. “

Urban issues dominate Rotterdam Biennale | James Jeffries | bdonline
The International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam 2014 is entitled ‘Urban by Nature’. Curated by Dutch landscape architect Dirk Sijmons it is founded on the premise that urban landscapes have now become the predominant ‘natural’ environment in which we live – supported by the adopted belief that the world’s urban population now outnumbers the rural.

An “Urban Glade” in Miami Beach | Land Perspectives
“The Lincoln Road pedestrian mall in Miami Beach includes a relatively new addition: a block of water gardens that evoke Florida’s Everglades.”


19-20 June | ReSITE Festival | Prague

1-30 June | London Festival of Architecture
Hundreds of events across London in the month of June.

Now until August 16 | Places & Spaces: urban realm and development on the Crossrail route exhibition | London – Various locations

Now until August 24 | Rotterdam Biennale