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15-March-2017 – Latest News in Landscape Architecture 2017

In this week’s Latest News in Landscape Architecture, we highlight a recently completed elevated cycling path in China, feature a massive urban park proposal for Dubai, and examine how Europe’s coastal cities can mitigate rising sea levels. Additionally, we showcase a book about New York City’s most sought-after landscapes, and don’t forget our YouTube Tutorial of the Week! This week we share a resource about a Photoshop Action tool.

Latest news in Landscape Architecture:

10 of the Best Stories in this week’s latest news in landscape architecture:

  • Architectum 2 – Sketch Tools Photoshop Action Tutorial [YouTube Tutorial of the Week]
  • Dissing + Weitling Completes “World’s Longest” Elevated Cycling Path in China
  • Dubai Plans Huge Pedestrian-Friendly Urban Green Space
  • Green Metropolis: The Extraordinary Landscapes of New York City as Nature, History, and Design [Book of the Week]
  • Please Be Seated
  • How Europe’s Coastal Cities Can Cope with Rising Sea Levels
  • 5000 Bees to be Introduced to Auckland City Parks
  • Vectorworks, Inc.’s Japanese Distributor A&A Wins ‘BCN AWARD 2017’
  • Competition: How Would A 24-Hour City of the Future Look?
  • 10 of the World’s Coolest Apartment Buildings

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  • Architectum 2 – Sketch Tools Photoshop Action Tutorial [YouTube Tutorial of the Week]

WATCH >>> Architectum 2 – Sketch Tools Photoshop Action Tutorial

Throughout, this 14-minute tutorial, the presenter reviews a powerful and unique multifunctional Photoshop Action known as Architectum 2. Whether you’re looking to transform a photo into a professional sketch or a water color look—this add-on is a huge timesaver with great results!

Click here to download Architectum 2 Action today.

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Due to increasing traffic and its positive health and environmental benefits, bicycles are returning to popularity in China. Recently, the Danish architecture practice Dissing + Weitling known for the famous Bicycle Snake in Copenhagen completed the Xiamen Bicycle Skyway.

Covering five major residential areas and three business centers, this 7.6-kilometer (4.7-mile) route is elevated five meters above the road. “The skyway exclusively for bicycles isn’t only the first of its kind in China, it also happens to be the world’s longest,” said Dissing + Weitling Architecture.

Related Article: What Makes a Good Bicycle Path?: Part 2

WATCH >>> Dissing + Weitling completes “world’s longest” elevated cycling path in China

Since it holds the crown with the world’s tallest building (Burj Khalifa), Dubai is making a concerted effort to strengthen their public parks. Consequently, the city is moving forward with an ambitious plan to build a gigantic 800,000 square-mile public park.

Organized as a joint project between Dubai Holding and Dubai Municipality, the park will feature pedestrian walkways, a jogging track, cycling tracks, nature trails, playgrounds, sporting fields, and retail. “In addition to enhancing the natural landscape and attracting tourists, every major city, including New York, London and Singapore, has an iconic park that reflects its cultural and social identity,says Dubai Municipality director general, Hussain Lootah.

The first phase of construction is set to start later in 2017.

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Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, the woman who launched the restoration of Central Park in the 1980s, now introduces us to seven remarkable green spaces in and around New York City, giving us the history—both natural and human—of how they have been transformed over time.

Full of the natural history of the parks along with interesting historical facts and interviews with caretakers, guides, local residents, guardians, and visitors, this beautifully illustrated book is a treasure trove of information about the varied and pleasurable green spaces that grace New York City.

Related Article: Why is Teardrop Park the Project Every Landscape Architect Should Visit?

Over the years, the outdoor seating industry has dramatically improved and offers more than just simple benches. From moveable seating, which can be traced back to parks in Paris, to Adirondack chairs, your options are deep. However, don’t lose sight of the ability to lock up the chairs. Typically, stacking the seating and using a loop cable with a strong padlock is an effective approach.

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News report by Brett Lezon

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