This Week In Landscape | 8 December 2013

Harvard GSD held the Airport Landscape: Urban Ecologies in the Aerial Age conference back in mid-November and recently GSD uploaded the videos to Youtube. Above is the Round table moderated by Elizabeth Meyer. The panel includes Anita Berrizbeitia, Felipe Correa, Christophe Girot, Eelco Hooman, Mary Margaret Jones, and Chris Reed.

The weekly landscape news links from around the world…

Planting for the future: Dan Pearson on designing London’s Garden Bridge | David Sexton | London Evening Standard
“Dan Pearson has addressed this by developing a story, a narrative, for the garden, “to allow you to move from one place to another and have a series of different chapters”, in five different zones.”

2013’s Notable Developments in Landscape Architecture | Charles A. Birnbaum
“In surveying the year in landscape architecture, “aptness,” a word favored by the great Modernist landscape architect Dan Kiley seems, well, appropriate.”

45 succeed in Pathway to Chartership | Landscape Institute
“The LI has written to congratulate the 45 candidates who successfully completed the Pathway to Chartership last month.”

What to do with old airports? | Kevin Hartnett |
To landscape architects, it’s a delightful question, and one that has generated an enormous amount of activity over the last fifteen years or so. And last month the Harvard Graduate School of Design hosted a two-day conference called “Airport Landscapes”

Prospect Park Alliance says long-awaited skate center will open Dec. 20 | Reuven Blau | Daily News
“Prospect Park’s shiny new $74 million ice skating rink is set to open Dec. 20 at 9 a.m…..”

Orange County Great Park Now to Be More Like a Ho-Hum Regional Park | Matt Coker | OC Weekly
“…the new plan to make about half of the 1,400-acre park within the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station look like a typical regional park.”

America’s 10 Best Urban Forests | Maeve McDermott | National Geographic
“While most United States metropolises boast more skyscrapers than sky-high pines, a number of American cities have worked to establish urban forests…”

Open streets coming to Toronto? | Josh Sherman | Spacing
“I think it’s a fantastic way to promote physical activity without building another community centre,” she said in the follow-up interview.

The Shift to Complete Streets | Shannon Leahy | The Dirt
“McCann describes the complete streets movement as essentially a policy initiative that seeks to change the way all roads are built in the United States.”

Top 10 Online Resources for Landscape Architecture | Slavyana Popcheva | Landscape Architects Network
“This is the quickest way to find them now. But be careful and try not to overdo it. It is addictive! With this warning, here are the best online resources for landscape architecture.”

Besondere Vorsicht beim Betreten der Wälder |
Das Orkan-Tief “Xaver” hat in den vergangenen 24 Stunden in den Berliner Wäldern vereinzelt Bäume entwurzelt und zu Kronenbrüchen geführt.

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