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The Planners' Guide to Trees in the Urban Landscape

08:00 - 6 December, 2016
The Planners' Guide to Trees in the Urban Landscape, via www.tdag.org.uk
via www.tdag.org.uk

Tree and Design Action Group is a group that “shares the collective vision that the location of trees, and all the benefits they bring, can be secured for future generations through better collaboration in the planning, design, construction and management of our urban infrastructure and spaces.”

“Trees make places look and feel better, as well as playing a role in climate proofing our neighborhoods and supporting human health and environmental well-being, trees can also help to create conditions for economic success.” The Trees in the Townscape guide presents a modern approach to urban forestry, providing officials and professionals with the principles and references needed to realize the potential of vegetation in urban areas.

This is an approach that keeps pace with and responds to the challenges of our times. “Trees in the Townscape offers a comprehensive set of 12 action-oriented principles which can be adapted to the unique context of [any] own town or city.” 

Call for Entries: "House in Forest 2017"

17:00 - 4 December, 2016
Call for Entries: "House in Forest 2017", The Cover Image
The Cover Image

Have you ever imagined living in a house surrounded by the forest? Here is a competition to realize your dreams. The competition will be started very soon and seeks to explore the fantastic ides of architectural design, as well as landscape design and site planning. The aim of this competition is to promote our ideas of protecting the forest and its environment. We also encourage the creation of new living style which is not only limited for houses, but also can be like pavilions, structures, or landscape.

New York City Mapped All of its Trees and Calculated the Economic Benefits of Every Single One

08:00 - 28 November, 2016
New York City Mapped All of its Trees and Calculated the Economic Benefits of Every Single One, via  NYC Parks
via NYC Parks

Public spaces, squares, and parks in New York City are administered by the city’s Department of Parks & Recreation (NYC Parks).

In recent years, the agency has been responsible for creating new programs to help children, youth and adults be aware of the importance of caring for their urban landscape.

One of these programs is a TreesCount! which in 2015 gathered 2,300 volunteers to learn about the trees in their environment, what state they are in, what care they need, what their measurements are, and how they benefit the surrounding community, etc.

For months, they walked the streets of the five boroughs together with a group of monitors who previously trained them to recognize what trees they were studying and their characteristics. 

Request for Proposals: Walk this Way (The Broadway/Webster Project)

17:45 - 3 November, 2016
Request for Proposals: Walk this Way (The Broadway/Webster Project), Courtesy of Unknown
Courtesy of Unknown

Walk this Way: The Broadway/Webster Project aims to transform the areas under, around and through the Broadway and Webster Street underpasses of the I-880 Freeway into beautiful, safe, walkable, inviting, green and iconic passageways between Downtown Oakland and the Waterfront.

Montreal's Oldest and Most Important Square to be Redesigned by Nippaysage

14:00 - 22 October, 2016
Montreal's Oldest and Most Important Square to be Redesigned by Nippaysage , Courtesy of NIPPAYSAGE
Courtesy of NIPPAYSAGE

Viger Square, Montreal's first large square, is getting a makeover. The redevelopment project is being led by landscape architects NIPPAYSAGE, which will begin the first phase of redesign in 2017. 

Historically, the 30,000 square foot center has always contributed to the liveliness of the city, and it was the largest square in Canada in the 19th century. Now coinciding with the adjacent redevelopment of retail and office spaces at the Viger Hotel, the city hopes for a major revitalization of the area. 

Courtesy of NIPPAYSAGE Courtesy of NIPPAYSAGE Courtesy of NIPPAYSAGE Courtesy of NIPPAYSAGE +33

2017 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence: Call for Entries

15:07 - 27 September, 2016
2017 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence: Call for Entries, 2015 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence Gold Medalist - Miller's Court - Baltimore, MD
2015 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence Gold Medalist - Miller's Court - Baltimore, MD

The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence (RBA) celebrates transformative urban places distinguished by their economic and social contributions to our nation’s cities. Winners offer creative placemaking solutions that transcend the boundaries between architecture, urban design and planning and showcase innovative thinking about American cities. One Gold Medal of $50,000 and four Silver Medals of $10,000 will be awarded. 

Open Call: Winter Stations Design Competition 2017

18:00 - 21 September, 2016
Open Call: Winter Stations Design Competition 2017

Winter Stations is now embarking on its third-year, opening an international design competition to bring temporary public art installations to The Beaches, exhibited to celebrate Toronto's winter waterfront landscape. This year we are expecting to include up to six lifeguard stands, including an addition three by invited universities, across Balmy, Kew and Ashbridges Bay beaches located in the heart of the Beach community, south of Queen Street East, between Woodbine and Victoria Park Avenues. These utilitarian structures are to be used as the armature for temporary installations, which will need to be able to withstand the rigours of Toronto winter weather.  This is a single-stage open international competition, welcoming artists, designers, architects and landscape architects to submit concept proposals for Winter Stations' temporary artwork installations.

Call for Entries: 2017 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence

04:25 - 19 September, 2016
Call for Entries: 2017 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence

The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence celebrates urban places that are distinguished by quality design and their social and economic contributions to our nation’s cities. Winners offer creative placemaking solutions that transcend the boundaries between architecture, urban design and planning and showcase innovative thinking about American cities.

One Gold Medal of $50,000 and four Silver Medals of $10,000 will be awarded. Projects must be a real place, not just a plan or a program, and be located in the 48 contiguous United States.

Veranda in Shanghai / ppas + tf Architecture Office

20:00 - 30 August, 2016
Veranda in Shanghai / ppas + tf Architecture Office, © SHEN-PHOTO
© SHEN-PHOTO

© SHEN-PHOTO © SHEN-PHOTO © SHEN-PHOTO © SHEN-PHOTO +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Langxia Town, Jinshan District, Shanghai, China
  • Architect in Charge

    ZHANG Ning
  • Design Team

    LI Zhenguo, LIU Jinpeng, LI Yi, WU Dan, TANG Ying
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

"International Baikal Winter University Of Urban Planning Design" workshop

15:00 - 11 August, 2016
"International Baikal Winter University Of Urban Planning Design" workshop

Open for Registration!
International Baikal Winter University of Urban Planning 2017

From 27th of January till 9th of February – the 18th session of our workshop.
Topiс of this year: "Urban rivers rehabilitation as a part sustainable development"

Resilient Landscapes: Designing for Water, Risk, and Remediation

12:57 - 1 August, 2016
Resilient Landscapes: Designing for Water, Risk, and Remediation, San Mateo Wastewater Treatment Plant Competition Finalist - Perkins+Will San Francisco
San Mateo Wastewater Treatment Plant Competition Finalist - Perkins+Will San Francisco

Our urban environment is in constant flux brought on by changes in economies and climate change. Issues of adaptation and resiliency are increasingly more relevant to all design disciplines. Jim Wasley and Jennifer Cooper-Sabo will discuss their design projects and research related to managing stormwater, revitalizing brownfields, and assessing climate change risk and adaptation in the Great Lakes and Bay Area regions.

Queen Hur Memorial Park Design Competition (India)

06:00 - 31 July, 2016
Queen Hur Memorial Park Design Competition (India), QueenHur MemorialPark Competition, INDIA
QueenHur MemorialPark Competition, INDIA

Ÿ"Queen Hur Memorial Park Construction Project" is promoted in joint as a result of the 2015 Korea-India Summit on reinforcing cultural and personal exchanges between the two countries. The project is to reorganize the existing Queen Hur Memorial Park located in Ayodhya, India, and to extend the park in the riverside area next to the memorial park to construct the memorial park newly for connecting to the adjacent urban fabric, and commercial and cultural facilities.

"The Hills" by West 8 Set to Open on Governors Island

14:00 - 15 July, 2016

The latest stage of the Governors Island Park project, “The Hills,” is set to officially open to the public on this Tuesday July 19th – nearly a year ahead of schedule. Designed by internationally acclaimed urban design and landscape firm West 8, the park will feature ten acres of sloping landscapes that will provide residents and visitors with slides, art and unparalleled views of the New York Harbor.

Rachel Whiteread’s Cabin on Discovery Hill. Image © Tim Schenck Liberty Moment at sunset. Image © Tim Schenck Liberty Moment, from the top of Slide Hill . Image © Tim Schenck View from the top of the scramble on Outlook Hill, looking north over the park on Governors Island. Image © Tim Schenck +23

Summer School: Islands, Atolls and Archipelagos of Lake Lugano

12:25 - 15 July, 2016
Summer School: Islands, Atolls and Archipelagos of Lake Lugano, i2a istituto internazionale di architettura summer school islands, atolls and archipelagos of Lake Lugano
i2a istituto internazionale di architettura summer school islands, atolls and archipelagos of Lake Lugano

i2a istituto internazionale di architettura, Lugano, in collaboration with the Hochschule Luzern - master Technik & Architektur and the CCU – Chinese Culture University, Taipei, with the patronage of Comune di Agno (Cantone Ticino, Switzerland), is glad to present the international summer school islands, atolls and archipelagos of Lake Lugano, which will take place in Agno form September 5th to September 11th. Participants will receive 3 ETCS credits form the Hochschule Luzern.

Call for Applications: FUTURE+ Aformal Academy

08:56 - 12 July, 2016
Call for Applications: FUTURE+ Aformal Academy, Fall Application
Fall Application

The Urban Design Plus is a PostGrad program. Applicants must already posses either an undergraduate or graduate degree. We are open to people with a diverse backgrounds that relate to the formation of our urban places – including architects, urban planners, landscape architects, economists, artists, sociologists, etc.

For your application we require the submission of a statement of interest [less than one A4 of text], cv/resume, and a sample of work – which could include a portfolio, work samples, and/or writing samples. All are to be submitted in one single pdf, smaller than 10mb.

Inside Las Pozas, Edward James' Surrealist Garden in the Mexican Jungle

08:00 - 29 June, 2016
Inside Las Pozas, Edward James' Surrealist Garden in the Mexican Jungle  , © Victor Delaqua
© Victor Delaqua

Edward James, one of the most eccentric and interesting twentieth-century collectors of surrealist art, arrived in Xilitla, Mexico at the end of the 1940's. The British writer was captivated by the splendor of the landscape of "Las Pozas" (The Wells), where he created a fantastic home, which includes a unique sculptural space unlike any other in the world.

Surrealism, whose sources of creation are found in dreams and the subconscious, in theory, could never be used to build things in real life. Edward James - described by Salvador Dalí as "crazier than all the Surrealists together" - designed a sculpture garden that defies any architectural label and allows a glimpse of something new, moving between fantasy and reality.

Columns with capitals that look like giant flowers, gothic arches, dramatic gates, pavilions with undetermined levels and spiral staircases that end abruptly in mid-air, as if they were an invitation to the horizon. In short, Edward James made concrete flourish along the lush flora and fauna of Xilitla, making surrealist architecture possible.

Learn more below.

© Julia Faveri © Julia Faveri © Julia Faveri © Victor Delaqua +22

Call for Entries: Nupath Sculpture Competition

15:45 - 1 May, 2016
Call for Entries: Nupath Sculpture Competition , Nupath Schulpture Competition Poster
Nupath Schulpture Competition Poster

We see opportunities for collaboration for art and architecture students and NuPath. We would love to engage the students in a potential competition project of creating sculptures to the name of those who were part of NuPath. The project is to design a single sculpture or installation that could be dynamically multiplied on site. The outdoor space is located on the back green space of the building, located in 147 New Boston Street in Woburn, MA and it is currently being planned as the Outdoor Sculpture Park. With the innovative and creative ideas from art and architecture students, we can help memorialize people that were part of the NuPath family.

Student Survey: The Future of Parks

03:35 - 29 April, 2016
Student Survey: The Future of Parks

Husqvarna invites you to take their survey, The Future of Parks, and share your insights into how parks will look and function in the year 2030. The UN has set a goal to make cities more sustainable in the coming decades, and parks will play an integral role in making that happen. Together with students from around the world, you will help to co-create a vision of what is to come!