Landscape Architecture in the News Highlights (October 1 – 15)

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The Nuanced ApproachThe Architect’s Newspaper, 10/1/13
“In On The Water: Palisade Bay, for example, pioneering research by structural engineer Guy Nordenson, with Catherine Seavitt, a landscape architect, and Adam Yarinsky, an architect, allowed the team to propose coastal planning strategies in the New York/New Jersey harbor that hybridized land and sea, hard and soft.”

Art in the ParkRecreation Management, October 2013 Issue
“But RDG—and many other landscape architects working today—takes a different view. RDG has an in-house art studio, and they try to integrate art into their projects, rather than just placing it in a public spot.”

A Gorgeous Map of San Francisco, Stripped Of All the UrbanismFast Company, 10/9/13
“For all of its natural beauty, San Francisco is a city defined by its human imprint: zigzagging roads, floating bridges, touristy cable cars, and squashed, expensive housing. But in San Francisco Contours, a topographical print by Abe Bingham, all of this urbanity has been stripped away to highlight the hills of the city.”

Studio Visit > AltamanuThe Architect’s Newspaper, 10/9/13
“Josephine Bellalta started her landscape architecture and urban design firm Altamanu nearly ten years ago out of her home in Chicago’s Uptown. Now, co-led by her partner John Mac Manus, Altamanu has developed a knack for creating and restoring public spaces that integrate pedestrians, bike, and public transit.”

Landscape Institute Awards 2013 Shortlist AnnouncedWorld Landscape Architecture, 10/10/13
“The Landscape Institute has announced the shortlist for the 2013 Awards with some great projects vying for the President’s Award including Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, the Olympic Park design for the 2016 Rio Olympics, Gorky Park in Moscow and the transformation of London’s Leicester Square.”

How Would NYC’s Great Urban Planners Design For The Future?Curbed NY, 10/11/13
“Olmsted would love how the city has started to incorporate waterfront parks as protective infrastructure. Alexandros Washburn believes he would support the construction of ‘soft-infrastructure’ like oyster beds and wetlands, as well as rigid things like seawalls planted with greenery.”

These articles were compiled by Phil Stamper, ASLA Public Relations and Communications Coordinator

Image credit: San Francisco Contours by Abe Bingham / Fast Company

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