This Week in Landscape | 18 May 2014

Artistic landscape architecture brings a sense of belonging | John King |
When five of the nation’s leading landscape architects, gathered before their peers last weekend in Berkeley, the projects they discussed were located in Massachusetts and Minnesota, China and Spain.

In the pink: Downtown ribbon display adds to Vancouver’s urban fabric (with photos) | Kim Pemberton | Vancouver Sun
Landscape architects put up Vancouver park installation in conjunction with B.C. Land Summit

Chelsea Flower Show: the pop-up gardens refreshing city centres | Christopher Woodward | FT
The emergence of the Chelsea Fringe, the gardening world’s first alternative festival

Kate Orff makes the Fast Company Top 100 Creative People in Business
Kate Orff, Founding Partner of Scape was listed at number 93. “Nature and cities, says architect and park designer Kate Orff, “are intertwined, whether we’ve designed them to be or not, so we’re simply trying to choreograph that interface.”

Olin design studio readies its Alexandria waterfront vision for public review | Patricia Sullivan | Washington Post
“The 112-slide presentation that Olin partner Skip Graffam showed to about 100 residents last Thursday spelled out a series of outdoor “rooms” in the core area of the waterfront, from Duke to Queen streets.”

How Alleys Are Becoming Pathways to Urban Revitalization | Eric Peterson | Gizmodo
“Of course, alleys haven’t always been unkempt urban voids. Alleys are as old as cities themselves, and they started off as public spaces.”

Grandes Dames of the Gardens | Edward Rothstein
‘Groundbreakers’ Pays Tribute to Female Landscape Designers – opens on Saturday 17 May and continues to Sept. 7 at the New York Botanical Garden.

Chelsea Fringe Festival – 17 May – 8 June across London – Alternative Garden Festival

Climate & Design – A Cool Future for a Hot Melbourne – Monday 26 May 6pm Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Cnr Flinders and Swanston Streets
“How do liveable cities stay liveable?” – A tale of two liveable cities – Vancouver & Melbourne Tuesday 27 May 6 pm Melbourne Town Hall

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