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28-February-2017Latest News in Landscape Architecture 2017

News report by Brett Lezon
Latest News in Landscape Architecture
The Latest News in Landscape Architecture 2017 is sponsored by ZinCo – Life on Green Roofs – Ecological and Economical Green Roofs, worldwide.

In this week’s Latest News in Landscape Architecture we highlight an exciting proposal for forest cities, feature two industry events (2nd Annual Conscious Cities Conference in London and the 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show), and examine an exhilarating vision for Houston’s Buffalo Bayou. Additionally, we showcase a book about cities and how they have evolved, and don’t forget our YouTube Tutorial of the Week! This week share a valuable guide about creating an exploded axon view in Photoshop.

Latest News Landscape Architecture:

  • Exploded Axonometric View in Photoshop [YouTube Tutorial of the Week]
  • How Can Neuroscience Help Architects and Urban Planners Design Better Cities?
  • Flower Show Goes to Holland, Land of Tulips – and Sustainability
  • Dream Cities: Seven Urban Ideas That Shape the World [Book Review of the Week]
  • Russian Schizophrenia
  • Wild Future Visions for Buffalo Bayou
  • The Cities of the Future Will Be Efficient, Sustainable, and Smart
  • Stefano Boeri is so Beyond Tree Covered Buildings, He’s Now Designing Forest Cities
  • Plan for a Self-Sustaining Building on Hong Kong’s Waterfront
  • Staff to Move into New ‘Apple Park’ HQ in April As Firm Reveals On-Site Theater will be Named after Steve Jobs

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  • Exploded Axonometric View in Photoshop [YouTube Tutorial of the Week]

WATCH >>> Exploded Axonometric View in Photoshop

Throughout, this 12-minute tutorial, the presenter reviews the steps for creating an exploded axonometric view with Photoshop. Ultimately, the process isn’t terribly difficult, but the most important aspect is to manage your layers correctly.

Related Article: 10 of The Best Photoshop Tutorials on YouTube for Landscape Architects

The second Conscious Cities Conference is coming to London on May 3, 2017. Featuring some of the most applicable themes affecting urban environments, thought leaders of neuroscience, architecture, and technology will converge and discuss what’s needed to establish a Conscious City.

For tickets and more details, click here.

WATCH >>> An Introduction to Conscious Cities

Borrowing from the Dutch landscape, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s (PHS) 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show will incorporate recognizable aspects into the show design. “A lot of it is about the traditional, iconic landscape,” said Alan Jaffe, senior director of communications and media for PHS. “It’s also a country, though, that is always forward-thinking. It’s a lot about the ingenuity of Dutch landscape designers.

The Philadelphia Flower Show runs from Saturday, March 11, through Sunday, March 19 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. For tickets and more information, click here.

Related Article: The Netherlands Got Talent! – 10 Awesome Projects From The Netherlands

Dream Cities explores our cities in a new way—as expressions of ideas, often conflicting, about how we should live, work, play, make, buy, and believe. It tells the stories of the real architects and thinkers whose imagined cities became the blueprints for the world we live in.

“From the acclaimed landscape designer, historian and author of American Eden, a lively, unique, and accessible cultural history of modern cities—from suburbs, downtown districts, and exurban sprawl, to shopping malls and “sustainable” developments—that allows us to view them through the planning, design, architects, and movements that inspired, created, and shaped them.”

Related Article: 10 of the Best Urban Projects in the World

In a fascinating interview with Russian architect Kiril Ass, he discusses urban planning, architecture, and power in Moscow. From the start of the city’s “hipsterization” to the shady “city beautification” program—Kiril provides a glance at how Moscow has changed in recent years.

More Top Stories in the News This Week

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News report by Brett Lezon

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