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Posted by on Jul 20, 2017 in Landscape Architecture Environment, plants, Urban

What Roles Can Landscape Architecture Play for Physically Challenged People?

What Roles Can Landscape Architecture Play for Physically Challenged People?

Article by Farah Afza Jurekh In this article we look at the fundamentals of universal design. Universal accessibility is widely considered by landscape architects. However, beyond functional elements such as crosswalks with sound cues, there are very few landscapes that are designed to engage the senses and provide benefits to the visually impaired. Landscape design principles offer an array of opportunities to the people who are visually impaired and...

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Posted by on Jul 12, 2017 in Parks, plants

Why Do Some Graduate Landscape Architects Have a Poor Understanding of Planting?

Why Do Some Graduate Landscape Architects Have a Poor Understanding of Planting?

Article by Kamil Rawski In this article we examine what knowledge young professionals lack about planting that every landscape architect should know. In the pursuit of a landscape architecture degree, students have the opportunity to acquire a wealth of knowledge on planting, but as with other subjects there are some students who take this issue more seriously than others. Very often creating planting plans is reduced to composing different...

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Posted by on May 10, 2017 in 2016, Landscape architecture Posts, Poland, Wroclaw

Uiliuili Bench | How can Urban Furniture Increase Public Creativity?

Uiliuili Bench | How can Urban Furniture Increase Public Creativity?

Article by Aybige Tek – Uiliuili Bench, by Piotr Zuraw, in Wroclaw, Poland. Designers have always known that ergonomic furniture can increase creativity in the people who use it because if people are not annoyed by the furniture they are using they seem to work more smoothly. This very thought is even explained by the International Ergonomics Association, who define the word “ergonomics” as, “the scientific discipline concerned with the understanding...

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Posted by on May 10, 2017 in Landscape architecture Posts, Latest News Landscape Architecture

Latest News Landscape Architecture May Edition

Latest News Landscape Architecture May Edition

10-May-2017 – Latest News Landscape Architecture May by Brett Lezon | Edition No. 2 out of 4 In this week’s Latest News in Landscape Architecture, we feature several urban topics such as Amsterdam’s ‘Night Mayor’ and a series of technological solutions to aid global problems, highlight a proposed park in Taipei, and examine the results from a design competition in Tampa. Additionally, we showcase a book about environmental sustainability,...

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Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Boston, Copley Wolff Design Group, Landscape architecture Posts, United States

How the Watermark Seaport is Helping Boston Reclaim its Ecology

How the Watermark Seaport is Helping Boston Reclaim its Ecology

Article by Irene Crowo Nielsen – Watermark Seaport, by Copley Wolff Design Group, in Boston, MA, USA. The Watermark Seaport is located in Boston’s newest coveted neighborhood for the live-work-play lifestyle. It is definitely not your average transformation area. The developer brands it with three words; Unrivaled, Unobstructed & Unconventional. “This is the nucleus of the neighborhood: a marriage between Fort Point Channel and the innovation of the Seaport...

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Posted by on May 7, 2017 in Environment Posts, Landscape architecture Posts

10 Urban Plant Choices to Create a Bee-friendly City

10 Urban Plant Choices to Create a Bee-friendly City

Emily Sinclair – Read this article if you want to learn some top plant choices that can be implemented for a bee-friendly city. There are many factors to consider when planting for a bee-friendly city. After all, you want the garden to be enjoyable for the bees, but also for yourself. This will look different depending on who you are and where you live. Some places to consider engaging in...

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