July 18, 2018

Calling all landscape architects – The 30 Under 30: The Next Generation 2018 awards are open for entries

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Join the exclusive club of award-winning individuals recognised for their contribution to the landscape architecture sector. Enter the only awards heralding young talent within the landscape architecture industry. Winning a 30 Under 30: The Next Generation award offers up-and-coming landscape architects a vast range of benefits including; industry recognition, networking opportunities, and coverage in Future Arc magazine. You can nominate either yourself of a colleague for these esteemed awards if you or they were 30 or younger on 1 January 2018 and work within any aspect of the landscape architecture industry. Entries close 1 September 2018. Good luck!

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New street trees unveiled along A56 as part of regeneration Scheme

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20 trees including cherry, field maple and sweetgum have been planted as part of a £2 million Bury New Road regeneration programme. As part of the Bury Council led programme the new street trees have been planted to help tackle surface water flooding, as well as improve the look and feel of the area. The trees have been planted in partnership with charity City of Trees which aims to plant 3 million trees over a generation – one for every man, woman and child in Greater Manchester. The high impact street trees form just part of the improvement works with…

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Six concepts revealed in contest to design South Australia landmark

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Arts South Australia has posted a digital gallery of the six concept designs devised by star international and Australian teams for a new landmark cultural destination, Adelaide Contemporary, which is intended to revitalise the former Royal Adelaide Hospital (oRAH) site. The concept designs are now available to view on the international competition website at competitions.malcolmreading.com/adelaidecontemporary/shortlist and in a free-to-enter public exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia. The unique cultural destination on Adelaide’s celebrated North Terrace boulevard will combine exhibition, research and education spaces with a public sculpture park and community meeting place. In a world first, the Gallery…

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Award for mixed-use urban redevelopment scheme in Porto

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A significant mixed-use urban regeneration scheme designed by Bogle Architects and Grant Associates for Portugal’s coastal city of Porto has been awarded a Commendation at the 2018 MIPIM/The Architectural Review: Future Projects Awards Featuring a landscape and public realm design strategy by Grant Associates, the development project received the accolade for the Future Project Awards’ highly competitive mixed-use category, which attracts entries from around the world. Porto’s largest development in recent years will see the creation of a new hub for student accommodation and residential apartments along with offices, retail and leisure facilities at Rua Amial in Paranhos, which lies at the heart of Porto’s…

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Gustafson Porter + Bowman make shortlist for Eiffel Tower competition

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Gustafson Porter + Bowman has been shortlisted as 1 of 4 teams in a major international competition to design and develop a new landscape surrounding the Eiffel Tower. The ‘Site Tour Eiffel’ competition, organised by Ville de Paris under the title ‘Discover, approach, visit’, covers the 54ha area either side of the river Seine, between the Trocadéro and the Military Academy, and along the river embankments between Bir-Hakeim and Alma Bridges. The Eiffel tower itself is located at the centre of this site. As part of the city’s preparations for the 2024 Olympic games, the project seeks to accentuate the…

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TfL granted powers to progress with Silvertown Tunnel

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Transport for London (TfL) has  been granted a Development Consent Order (DCO) by the Department for Transport (DfT) to deliver the Silvertown Tunnel – a new twin-bore road tunnel under the Thames in east London. The DCO is the formal process by which the Government gives the green light to any development categorised as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP). The tunnel, which is set to open in 2023, will help ease the current serious congestion at Blackwall Tunnel and improve the reliability and resilience of the road network in east London. It will enable significantly improved cross-river public transport…

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Atkins-designed innovation centre opens at the University of Edinburgh

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Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is the designer behind a new animal science innovation centre and campus hub opened today at the University of Edinburgh by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal. The £23 million Charnock Bradley Building at the university’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies provides a place at the heart of the university campus for staff, students, and businesses to share ideas, innovations and research. It is part of the University of Edinburgh’s four-phase, 20-year development of the campus to establish it as a world-leading centre of excellence for animal science. SNC-Lavalin acquired WS Atkins plc…

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Urban Edge welcomes Gosia Soltan to Landscape Design team

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Urban Edge Architecture has announced the arrival of Gosia Soltan into its Landscape Design team. Gosia completed her Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture in Warsaw and went on to work for the Ministry of the Environment. Working there until 2017, Gosia’s role was senior sustainability consultant on environmental programmes and she spent a significant amount of time in Brussels as Poland’s representative on the EU forum.  Prior to her work at the Ministry, Gosia worked at a private landscape design practice in Suffolk where she focused predominantly on residential and public realm landscape design, from conceptual work through to detailed hard and soft…

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Registration Opens for ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in Philadelphia

Registration is now open for the 2018 American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Annual Meeting and EXPO planned for October 19-22 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The annual meeting, featuring more than 350 exhibitors,  is the largest gathering of landscape architecture professionals and students in the world. According to ASLA President Gregory A. Miller, FASLA, Philadelphia is the perfect setting for the annual meeting because it offers a mix of reverence toward history and inspiration for landscape architects as they address the changing world through sustainable design. “Philadelphia is famous for bringing bright minds together to accomplish the remarkable,” said Miller….

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Green space generates over £34 billion of health and wellbeing benefits

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New research from Fields in Trust demonstrate that parks and green spaces across the United Kingdom provide people with over £34 billion of health and wellbeing benefits. The report comes as the Fields in Trust launches a new five-year strategy Green Spaces for Good – including a foreword from the charity’s President, HRH The Duke of Cambridge, who sets out the strategic focus on protecting parks and green spaces for future generations to enjoy. The new strategic approach is underpinned by research evidence; Revaluing Parks and Green Spaces aims to change perceptions by establishing a baseline for the value that…

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