This Week In Landscape | 5 April 2014

Landscape Architects Edwina von Gal, Mikyoung Kim and Kate Orff Share Their Favorite Things | Wall Street Journal | Lindsey Taylor
“Three trailblazing landscape designers are unearthing ways to improve the boundaries where man meets nature, using everything from oyster beds to interactive color walls to ensure that new developments harmoniously exist alongside their natural environments”

City publishes how-to manual for downtown parklets | Jim Harger | Mlive
“Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (DGRI) and the city of Grand Rapids unveiled a colorful 46-page manual for downtown property owners who want to install “parklets” in front of their addresses.”

April is National Landscape Architecture Month | ASLA
ASLA have a list of landscape architecture events occurring this month across the USA.

Registration is now open for the 2014 LI Awards. | Landscape Institute
LI members now have the opportunity to submit their projects for 15 Award categories registrations due Wednesday 30 April and the submission deadline is Friday 4 July.

100 Cities Will Soon Have Their First-Ever Chief Resilience Officers | Adele Peters | Fast Co Design
“Cities are beginning to hire chief resilience officers. The role comes as part of the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge, which is putting $100 million into helping build future-proof cities; for the selected cities, a salary for a chief resilience officer is part of the prize.”

New Satellite Boosts Research On Global Rainfall and Climate | Nicola Jones | Yale e360
“Although it may seem simple, measuring rainfall worldwide has proven to be a difficult job for scientists. But a recently launched satellite is set to change that, providing data that could help in understanding whether global rainfall really is increasing as the planet warms.”

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