Daily Landscape Architecture News Roundup: Monday, July 8 2013

Daily Landscape Architecture News Roundup: Monday, July 8 2013

Landscape architect Laurie Olin has been named a recipient of the 2012 National Medal of Arts, a tremendous honor shared amongst other distinguished artists including George Lucas and New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint. President Obama will be presenting the awards on Wednesday. (White House)

(photo by OLIN)



  • Public spaces can be dangerous for women in India. In an effort to make Bangalore’s ‘Rapist Lane’ safe again, students and grassroots groups activate public spaces with the addition of a few tables, chairs, and the power of conversation. This is a simple, yet incredibly inspiring social experiment. (The Atlantic Cities)

  • Grist offers an interesting perspective and critique on Spontaneous Interventions, a recent Chicago art exhibit covering guerrilla urbanism. The exhibition, which will run from late May to September, was developed by the nonprofit Institute for Urban Design with a generous $100,000 grant by the U.S. State Department. (Grist)

  • A huge bright green algae bloom engulfs the coast of Qingdao, China. Scientists suspect it’s connected to pollution, tourists revel in the strange sight, and local officials are unhappy with the situation. (New York Times)

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