This Week in Landscape | 26 January 2014

WLA’s weekly list of news, information related to landscape architecture

Yale Urban Ecosystem Services Symposium was held this week with the Keynote by NYC Deputy Mayor Caswell Holloway – “How can ecosystem services help build sustainable, resilient cities?” after the keynote there were four panels on Urban Micro-Climate, Green Infrastructure and Stormwater, Coastal Protection, Sea Level Rise, & Hurricanes, The Use and Stewardship of Multifunctional Landscapes. The above video includes the keynote and you can watch the panel discussions on the Yale Urban Ecosystem Services Symposium livestream page.

With University’s Help, New Park on Harlem River Is a Marshland Sanctuary | Lisa W. Foderaro | New York Times
“Called Muscota Marsh, the park was built by Columbia University, in collaboration with the parks department, on an acre of land on the Harlem River near the university’s Baker Field.”

Former NFL player turned landscape designer Eddie George is judge in new reality TV show | Beth Harris | The Republic
Has USA landscape architecture found its Jamie Oliver? “This opportunity presented itself for me not only to show the talents of a landscape architect, but also to be creative,” George said.

Soils: The Measure of Moisture | James Urban | Landscape Architecture Magazine
“Most projects don’t have a soil scientist as a consultant, which leaves landscape architects to make important field decisions during construction. We need to specify soil moisture as part of the process of installing and compacting soils, and managing soil moisture is a critical part of plant establishment afterward.”

Interior Designers of Canada honors Landscape architect Cornelia Hahn Oberlander
On February 20, 2014, Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) will present landscape architect, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander with the prestigious 2014 IDC/IIDA Leadership Award of Excellence, an award that recognizes outstanding contributions to the design profession.

Architecture experts from Scotland to visit Mumbai to study urban landscape | dna
“The group from the University of Edinburgh will attempt to better understand how the city’s approach to urban planning and design differs from that of the West.”

George “Doc” Cavalliere Park First in Arizona To Be Certified by Sustainable Sites Initiative
George “Doc” Cavalliere Park, designed by SmithGroupJJR and Floor Associates, in collaboration with Weddle Gilmore Architects, has been awarded a “three star” certification by the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES), a national program that recognizes sustainable landscapes for their exceptional planning, design, construction and maintenance.

An Architect’s Two Week Twitter Experiment | Steve Burkel | A Landscape Architect’s Voice
“Twitter can be extremely overwhelming at first and I think this is a big reason why people shy away from it after only a few days of use.”

American Students Rethink Copenhagen Neighbourhood Part 02 | kieran toms | Copenhagenize.com
“Our Urban Design Studio features the analysis of the existing bicycle infrastructure connecting Vesterbro, Fisketorvet Mall and the Fisketorvet Bridge and a proposal based on the information documented in our research. ”

Freeway art adds flavor and color to Bay Area highways | Denis Cuff | Mercury News
“Eager to win beauty points with motorists, Bay Area transportation agencies and Caltrans have stepped up efforts in the recent years to adorn new freeway walls with artistic patterns, accents and sculpted scenes of local geography.”

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