This Week In Landscape | 9 March 2014

Team BUUR / LATZ + Partners recent winning entry for Rue Neuve Brussels Design Competition

Peter Latz honoured with Sckell-Ehrenring | Topos
“German landscape architect Peter Latz has been awarded the Friedrich-Ludwig-von-Sckell-Ehrenring 2014, presented by the Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste.”

Soil as Carbon Storehouse: New Weapon in Climate Fight? | Judith D. Schwartz | Yale e360
“The degradation of soils from unsustainable agriculture and other development has released billions of tons of carbon into the atmosphere. But new research shows how effective land restoration could play a major role in sequestering CO2 and slowing climate change.”

Christchurch rebuild: A city stalled | John Mccrone | The Press
“The Government’s Blueprint plan to rebuild central Christchurch looks to be stalling. So how did we get to where we are and what might have been the critical mistakes?”

Glasgow faces up to reality of a divided Commonwealth Games legacy | Oliver Wainwright | Guardian
“Scottish city’s east end hoped staging this summer’s event would mean regeneration, but it also meant a lot of destruction”

Imagining tomorrow’s urban parks | Amalie Wright | ABC
With increasing competition for limited urban land, parks are at risk of being squeezed out. But just what a park is and how it can be embraced comes down to us.

Twitter-enabled vending machine gives out free seeds for tweets | Derek Markham | Tree Hugger
“Seeds of Change wants to empower more people to grow a garden this year, including community and school gardens, and to help put organic seeds in their hands, a Twitter-enabled vending machine will dispense seeds to those who send out a tweet about how they’re working to grow a healthier community, and make a pledge to plant (#PledgeToPlant).”

Inner-city sanctuaries | Megan Backhouse | Sydney Morning Herald
”As the density of these suburbs increases and people don’t have backyards or courtyards, it’s about providing green spaces that provide environmental benefits and where people can hang around and have nature-based experiences,”

Low-water landscapes think outside the box | Angela Hill (@GiveEmHill) | Oakland Tribune
“But that doesn’t mean we will be left with rock gardens and cactus — not that there’s anything wrong with that. Experts say we can use this as an opportunity to get creative, think outside the boxwood, reimagine lawn areas and go wild with the abundant beauty of natives, succulents and even, yes, cactus in its many colors and structural shapes.”

TED2014 After Party Invitation | Vancouver
Michael Green Architects would like to extend an invitation to all members of our SALA community to attend the TED2014 After Party – 19 March.