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WLA recently had the opportunity to speak with Nadia Amoroso She is a faculty member at the University of Guelph Department of Landscape School of Environmental Design and Rural Development She was the Lawrence Halprin Fellow at Cornell University and the Garvan Chair Visiting Professor at the University of Arkansas She holds a PhD from the Bartlett School of Architecture UCL London and degrees in Landscape Architecture and Urban Design from the University of Toronto She specializes in visual communication in landscape architecture digital design data visualization and creative mapping She also operates an illustration studio under her name focusing
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LDA Design and WSP have been appointed by Plymouth City Council to transform the city s public realm drawing people back into the centre The consultants behind some of the UK s most impressive regeneration schemes will lead Better Places a million project to rejuvenate Plymouth More walkable streets better cycling routes and more welcoming public spaces will bring life activity and commerce back to the city centre making Plymouth a safer more sociable and enjoyable place for shoppers and visitors to spend time The scheme is designed to meet the needs of local people it will also support improved
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Whilst growing up in Australia in the s and s the greatest environmental concern was the hole in the Ozone Layer Fortunately many nations signed up to the Montreal Protocol in and we have seen the reduction in the use of CFC s and thankfully recent studies are showing signs that the Ozone layer hole is healing I have the same hopes for the Paris Climate Agreement signed in and that we should be positive about the future as we see a groundswell of public opinion pushing for change and see the awareness and risk perception increasing across the world
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A new style of socially orientated community design brings an open plaza to the people of Hefei by Stephen Buckle and the team at ASPECT Studios Shanghai Wantou Vanke Paradise Art Wonderland is located in the core area of the Xin Zhan District s southwestern zone with Shao Quan Lake and the civic green belt nearby The vibrant and developing district is popular with millennials that have an appreciation for design and a unique pursuit for a high end modern living environment The landscape design vision was forged on the principle of providing residents with the diverse and dynamic experience
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Land Art Generator Initiative design competition for Melbourne Australia It s your turn to influence the design of sustainable cities for a post-carbon world LAGI is free and open to anyone anywhere We invite you to design a large-scale and site-specific public art installation that generates clean energy by incorporating renewable energy technology as the primary media for the art The theme of this year s competition is Energy Overlays the superimposition of energy and art onto an emerging master plan for urban regeneration The design brief has been carefully crafted with local partners to align with the strategic plans
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A vibrant new recreational and cultural public space has been unveiled to the public in Melbourne s Docklands The project is the latest from up and comers MALA Studio who designed and developed the CLEC Site Masterplan for Development Victoria and the City of Melbourne The awkward triangular site was one of the last slithers of undeveloped public land in the precinct consisting of a series of dilapidated and disconnected buildings plazas courts and artworks The site also contained a high pressure gas easement which effectively divided the site into two portions The Masterplan aimed to unite the site and
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Early in I wrote a post looking at Landscape Architecture trends in and beyond many people found this an inspiring piece that also became the inspiration for my presentation at World Design Summit in Montreal in late Now in early it seems an apt time to review that post and look to what to possible trends in and through into the early s Revisiting Landscape Architecture trends in and beyond Climate Adaptation Alternative Transport Modes BIM Data Research and Landscape Illustration became more in focus during with various news reports and growing need to look to how we use the
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The arts as means of empowerment is the core philosophy of the Haduwa Arts and Culture Institute in Apam Ghana a meeting place of local national and international artists The approach is apparent even in the institute s spatial design process The interdisciplinary group of students of applied Foreign Affairs based at the University of applied Arts Vienna worked together with the students of performing arts of Lab DC based at the University of Ghana and involved local inhabitants fishermen carpenters and market women Shadows friends trusted friends When artists and spatial designers explore a site together and discuss their
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