This Week In Landscape | 4 August 2013

University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum branches out with art garden | Tom Meersman | Star Tribune
“Thanks to an unprecedented donation by a retired Wayzata couple, the arboretum has acquired in one fell swoop a permanent new sculpture garden with 23 world-class art works that normally would take many years and millions of dollars to collect.”

Philadelphia’s Incremental Landscape | OLIN
“Incremental landscape infrastructure can create opportunities to improve ecologic functions, enhance the civic experience, and ignite economic investment.”

Landscape scenic quality assessment techniques | Tom Turner | Garden Visit
“….it would then be necessary to find out which areas ARE of low scenic quality and, I am sorry to say, the UK landscape architecture profession appears to be ducking this question.”

Harvard leader in urban planning, waterfront restoration to share keys to success | Holly Bechiri | The Rapidian
“Primarily, my role is not to tell you about Grand Rapids,” says Krieger of his upcoming talk, “but to show what other cities have done relative to waterfronts as Grand Rapids is about to embark on some planning regarding your urban waterfront.”

After preservation fight, Peavey Plaza likely to remain | Eric Roper | Star Tribune
“Preservationists, which also include the Washington-based Cultural Landscape Foundation, say that famed landscape architect M. Paul Friedberg’s 1975 design is one of his most important works. In January, the site was listed in National Register of Historic Places.”

Five views on sustainability in architectural education | Architect’s Journal
Tim Waterman gave The landscape architecture view – “I fantasise about a future for education in which students begin without a specialisation but are exposed to lectures from across the architectural disciplines….”

Pallet planting: Pinterest idea gains ground with gardeners in greater Chattanooga area

“Since someone posted the idea on Pinterest months ago, the idea of using recycled wooden pallets as planters has become a popular trend for people who don’t have a lot of space — or money — or who have an unusual space that needs decorating”

Victoria watching as Vancouver prepares for bike-share plan | Bill Cleverley | Times Colonist
Victoria will watch closely how Vancouver uses its head in implementing its new bike-share program, says Victoria Mayor Dean Fortin.

EVENT | The Landscape Institute is playing a key role in the first ever ‘Open Debate’ to be held as part of London Open House | Landscape Institute
‘Is London building a sterile city?’ the debate will take place on 17 September, in advance of the London Open House weekend on 21-22 September.

Jardines verticales: paredes tapizadas | SALUD Y BIENESTAR | sin mordaza
Las paredes verdes aportan muchos beneficios, como recuperar oxígeno, atenuar los ruidos y limpiar el aire de smog.

Windkraft und Naturschutz – geht das? | Iris Rietdorf |
Doch immer häufiger gehen Bauanträge für Windkraftanlagen ein. Naturschutz und Energiewende – geht das?

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