A new film, released tomorrow, demonstrates that by creating ‘water sensitive cities’ it is possible to address the major challenges of water shortage, flooding and pollution. The film, commissioned by the Landscape Institute and based on work by CIRIA, Arup and AECOM, explains the concept of Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) and argues the case for…Continue
From today's edition of the Architect's Journal:
"2012 will go down as the year British landscape design reinvented itself. Two of the main talking points, the Olympics and green infrastructure, have put the emotive power of quality landscape design firmly in the public eye and in professional consciousness. ........
"The horticultural feast masterminded by the Olympic Delivery Authority’s John Hopkins and presented to a global audience by…Continue
The Landscape Institute, the Mayor of London and the Garden Museum are hosting an open ideas competition, to design innovative new places that enrich London’s Green Infrastructure. Entries will be judged by a panel of experts including the founders of New York’s High Line - a public park created on a 1.45 mile-long…Continue
The green landscape of our cities is all too often under threat, falling prey to builders, tight development budgets or lack of maintenance. Join leading landscape architects, writers and specialists as they explore the urban landscapes of the last century. And, at a time when everyone is talking about sustainable development and green space what can the experts tell us about the challenges of creating urban landscapes in the 21st century?
The series, programmed to…Continue
As the British government prepares to invest more than £400 billion in major infrastructure projects including High Speed 2, the building of new nuclear power stations and the creation of renewable energy plant, BIG LANDSCAPE 2020 looks to the future both for landscape schemes and for today's students who as…Continue