This Week in Landscape | 10 November 2013

Landscape news that caught our attention this week

The Expansive Designs of Landscape Architect Thomas Woltz | Alastair Gordon | WSJ
“With his highest-profile project to date, the greening of New York City’s $15 billion Hudson Yards development, WSJ. Magazine’s Design Innovator of 2013 is tapping into the power of a well-designed urban landscape to reveal our shared history—and find a more harmonious future”

People or Parks: The Human Factor in Protecting Wildlife | Richard Conniff | Yale e260
“Recent studies in Asia and Australia found that community-managed areas can sometimes do better than traditional parks at preserving habitat and biodiversity. When it comes to conservation, maybe local people are not the problem, but the solution.”

Primer on Landscape Architecture | Olivia Martin | Dwell
“Don’t know your Lawrence Halprin from your Richard Haag? We’ve rounded up some of our favorite articles, interviews, and essays on modern landscape architecture.”

Georgina Livingston 1941-2013 | Landscape Institute
“She collaborated most notably with the architect Ted Cullinan, and their work includes the 1992 competition-winning scheme for a new visitor centre at Stonehenge and the new Centre for Mathematical Sciences for Cambridge University, writes Katie Melville.”

Landscape Architecture Students, Faculty Win Tennessee Design Awards | University of Tennessee
“The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Tennessee Chapter and the American Planning Association (APA) Tennessee Chapter honored the UT students and faculty last month during a conference in Memphis and at an awards dinner in Kingsport, Tennessee, respectively.”

Landscape architecture program inspires local teens | Cornell | Stacey Shackford
“Founded in 2011 by three graduate students – Travis North, Jesse Nicholson and Roana Tirado – DesignTeach is a youth outreach program that introduces teenagers to the concepts and skills of landscape architecture through hands-on workshops and one-on-one mentorships.”

Bringing new life to wasteland | Megan Backhouse | SMH
“Lisa Diedrich outlined in a lecture at RMIT how gardens and parks are increasingly being fashioned not from pristine open land but from sites with industrial or commercial pasts.”

Los peores desastres urbanísticos de España y sus consecuencias ambientales | 20minotos
“España posee algo más de 25 millones de viviendas, de las que casi tres millones y medio están vacías.”

Klenzesteg: Wettbewerbsverfahren entschieden | abendzeitung-muenchen.de
“Die Verfasser binden durch die naheliegende Linienführung das neue Bauwerk mit stegartigem Charakter sensibel in die Landschaft und stimmig in das bestehende Wegesystem ein”

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