This Week In Landscape | 3 August 2014

Another week of interesting landscape news and information…

Lustgarten // Quarry Bay [short timelapse] from Stephanie Cheung on Vimeo.
“Public garden space in front of One Island East, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong. A little study of how people travel around landscaped corners, benches etc…in packs during lunch break v. end of the day.”

Why restoring wetlands is more critical than ever | Bruce Stutz | Yale e360
“Like coastal wetlands around the world, they are in urgent need. Once considered wastelands, wetlands were diked to create grazing and farm lands — in Europe for the last 2,000 years, in North America for the last 400.”

“There’s still one more park taboo to be broken” | Alexandra Lange | DEZEEN
“This change comes with a realisation that some of what we want from a lawn is visual: that pop of green that indicates the end of the hardscape, a colour meant for pedestrians.”

Maintain Your (R)Age – The Best is Yet to Come by Jerry de Gryse | AILA
“I was reminded that in University, we were told we would do our best work in our 60s and beyond…..Reflecting on my own experience, I realize it is more than trial and error that makes us better landscape architects as we age. So I made a list and, like many lists, there are at least 10 reasons why our best is yet to come.”

The Battle of Brooklyn Bridge Park | Liz Robins | New York Times
“This is a continuation of a battle that goes back 30 years, in which civic leaders in Brooklyn Heights fought to make a park on the shipping piers that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey was ready to sell.”

Little parklet memorial brings international activism to Edmonton | Elise Stolte | Edmonton Journal
” A local landscape design student plans to honour the life of a fallen cyclist by creating a temporary park over several parking stalls along Whyte Avenue. The “parklet” will exist for just one day, but it brings an international phenomenon to Edmonton and ensures well-known young athlete Isaak Kornelsen won’t be forgotten.”

Architectural Team Selected to Design the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art | Lucas Museum of Narrative Art
“Following a global search, the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art (LMNA) announced today that Beijing-based MAD Architects has been selected as the principal designer for the LMNA site while Chicago-based Studio Gang will design the landscape and create a bridge to connect the LMNA to Northerly Island.”

Dying By Design: The Plants In This Garden Show If You’re Breathing Dirty Air | Fast Co.
“Damage to plants is the primary way to actually see the effects of ozone,” says Danica Lombardozzi, a postdoctoral researcher at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, who created two ozone gardens there with fellow postdoc Kateryna Lapina. ”

Group plans renovation for overlooked downtown landscape | KGUN9
“A treasure, she says, because it’s one of only three plazas that Landscape Architect Garrett Eckbo ever designed. It’s called the Tucson Community Center Landscape, and it surrounds the Tucson Convention Center on the North and East sides.”

Green space is sparse amid boom in Uptown [Dallas]
“The public space will include tables, chairs and free Wi-Fi and will be designed by landscape architect Jim Burnett, principal of the Office of James Burnett, who designed nearby Klyde Warren Park.”

The Grid’s Top 20 Landscape Architecture Websites of 2014 | Global Site Plans
World Landscape Architecture made the Number 6 spot on the 2014 list.

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