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19-Dec-2016 – Latest News in Landscape Architecture

News report by Bret Lezon
Latest News in Landscape archtiecture
The Latest News in Landscape Architecture 2016 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 impressive kindergarten play space in Japan, feature Madrid’s nine-day car ban in the city center, and examine a series of important lessons from one of the world’s top design firms. Additionally, we showcase a book about how cities become great, and don’t forget our YouTube Tutorial of the Week! This week we share an extensive demonstration of how to use markers and colored pencils to create quick trees.

Latest News in Landscape Architecture:

  • Landscape Photography Tips | A Beginners Guide [YouTube Tutorial of the Week]
  • Top 10 Architecture Projects that Integrated Nature in 2016
  • Streets at Their Best Energise, Structure and Beautify A City
  • Thinking the Contemporary Landscape [Book Review of the Week]
  • Businesses Must Play Their Part in Reinventing Cities
  • In the Future, People Will Actually Look Forward to Their Daily Commutes
  • Ethiopia: Innovative Urban Planning for Resilient and Suitable Cities
  • Transforming Vacant Buildings to Urban Farms
  • Clarksville Officials Hope Riverfront Redo will be Catalyst for Growth
  • Check Out Renderings for Pier 26’s $30 Million Makeover

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  • Landscape Photography Tips | A Beginners Guide [YouTube Tutorial of the Week]

WATCH >>> Landscape Photography Tips | A Beginners Guide

Throughout, this brief 8-minute tutorial, the presenter reviews a few simple tips that will take your landscape images to the next level. From setting up your composition to properly using dynamic range—this overview is perfect for learning the basics of landscape photography.

Related Article: 6 Tips for Making the Most of Your Camera

2016 featured a wide-range of architectural projects that directly engaged with the natural environment. From an undulating red pedestrian bridge designed by NEXT architects in Changsa, China to the Wenchuan Earthquake Memorial Museum by Cai Yongjie—both balance well with the adjacent context.

Related Article: How to Blend Nature and Design for Better Living

What might the future street hold? That’s a question being asked by many across the world including the Smart Cities Council of Australia New Zealand, which worked with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) on Streets 2.0.

Our streets are the perfect opportunity to design for social outcomes, and environmental outcomes, as opposed to just being corridors for car movement,” said Shahana McKenzie, CEO of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.

Related Article: Just How Powerful Are Pedestrianised Streets? 


Thinking the Contemporary Landscape by Princeton Architectural Press. Get it HERE!

Thinking the Contemporary Landscape
by Princeton Architectural Press. Get it HERE!

Examining our shifting perceptions of nature and place in the context of environmental challenges and how these affect urbanism and architecture, the seventeen essayists in argue for an all-encompassing view of landscape that integrates the scientific, intellectual, aesthetic, and mythic into a new multidisciplinary understanding of the contemporary landscape. A must-read for anyone concerned about the changing nature of our landscape in a time of climate crisis.”

Related Article: 10 Books to Read in Your Fourth Year of Landscape Architecture

The United Kingdom is becoming increasingly urban (similar to most of the world), however with it brings rising air pollution. According to research released this year by the Greater London Authority and Transport for London, nearly 9,500 people die early each year as a result of long-term exposure to air pollution.

As a result, the Vibrant Economy Commission was created, which seeks to address issues affecting companies, cities, people, and communities, to identify how growth can be more equally shared in the UK.

Related Article: How Landscape Architects Are Leading the way in Sustainable Cities

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News report by Brett Lezon

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