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Description Share your expertise with garden educators by presenting a session at the National Children Youth Garden Symposium At the core of the symposium are peer-led educational sessions that focus on relevant thought-provoking topics provide attendees with practical knowledge and skills and appeal to attendees representing a variety of experience levels educational settings and youth audiences Sessions must demonstrate a relevance to garden education but can cover a wide array to topics - from gardening for wildlife to designing kid-friendly spaces to writing grants and engaging community partners Session presenters receive a discounted registration rate to attend the symposium Please
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Description The Borough of Columbia Lancaster County Pennsylvania will engage a creative and innovative design team to complete a Master Site Development Plan for Phase III of Columbia River Park Sitting on the banks of the Susquehanna River Columbia River Park has the potential to be a riverfront showcase of cutting edge public access recreation and interpretive features This historically rich site features canal remains notable bridge piers and natural water outfalls Thousands of visitors currently flock to the park to access the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail a -mile hiking and biking trail The Borough of Columbia intends for
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Description The City of Santa Barbara Park and Recreation Department City is requesting Statements of Qualifications from planning landscape architecture and engineering firms experienced with urban park and recreation site planning and construction The city is developing comprehensive renovation plans for three park sites Ortega Park Dwight Murphy Field and Bohnett Park All sites require significant public investment to update playing fields playgrounds restrooms and other site amenities The feasibility of artificial turf will be evaluated as a sustainable alternative to the existing heavily used natural turf fields In addition park entrances and identification accessibility and circulation picnic areas lighting
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Description On May - the Architecture Culture and Spirituality Forum ACSF will host a symposium Displacement and Architecture in partnership with the School of Architecture University of Miami the Coral Gables Museum AIA Miami and The Aga Khan Award for Architecture The symposium aims for a broad discussion among practitioners and scholars on the tangible and intangible dimensions of displacement addressing the physical as well as spiritual ramifications of natural disaster forced migration or deportation Topics may include places and cities impacted by migration including the spatial dimensions of the shelter camp or religious building Submission Deadline January Notification March
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Description Riverlife seeks qualifications from public artists landscape architects architects graphic designers and or other professional creative teams to design and install a temporary public installation under the Ft Duquesne Bridge along the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh It is intended that the project will be installed for at least one year starting in the summer of The installation will be a continuation of Riverlife s to be determined tbd project The deadline to submit qualifications is p m noon December Three semi-finalists will be selected and awarded each to develop a design concept One winner will be selected and awarded
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Description GreenWorks a regional leader in landscape architecture and environmental design is expanding its practice to Bend Oregon Jim Figurski senior landscape architect will head up the new Bend office After years of providing services to Central Oregon clients on projects like Bend Whitewater Park Mirror Pond Visioning The Simpson Pavilion Sisters Cascade Avenue and current work on the Mirror Pond Bank and Trail Improvements and Big Sky Park projects it was time to make a permanent commitment to the region says GreenWorks Principal Gill Williams In addition to having a presence in the Central Oregon market the Bend office
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Description The New York Power Authority and the New York State Canal Corporation launched a competition seeking ideas to shape the future of the New York State Canal System a -mile network composed of the Erie Canal the Oswego Canal the Cayuga-Seneca Canal and the Champlain Canal Selected ideas will be awarded a total of million toward their implementation The New York State Canal System is one of the most transformative public works projects in American history In recent decades traffic on the Canal System has however steadily declined and much of the Canal System s potential to stimulate tourism
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Description The Waza to Kokoro seminar is an intensive professional training seminar on Japanese garden arts designed for landscape practitioners of all types It combines hands-on technical learning with cultural instruction and theoretical knowledge focusing on authentic locally-appropriate solutions in design construction maintenance and preservation It is a program of the Portland Japanese Garden's International Japanese Garden Training Center This seminar focuses on stonework taught in the traditional hands-on method offered in the context of the culture of the way of tea an immersive learning experience of not just the techniques but the cultural heart of the Japanese garden It
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