Daily Landscape Architecture News Roundup: Wednesday, July 10 2013

Daily Landscape Architecture News Roundup: Wednesday, July 10 2013

The 2013 international mosaiculture competition, Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal, opened mid-June and will run through September 29 at the Montréal Botanical Garden. According to their website, mosaiculture “is a refined horticultural art that involves creating and mounting living artworks made primarily from plants with colourful foliage (generally annuals, and occasionally perennials).” (Colossal, photo credit: Guy Boily)


  • ASLA’s Advocacy and Public Awareness Summit will be held this weekend, July 12 – 14, in Alexandria, VA. (ASLA)
  • The University of Tennessee appoints Gale Fulton, former assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as the new landscape architecture chair. (UTK)

  • In honor of Laurie Olin and his acceptance of the prestigious National Medal of Arts award from President Obama tomorrow, landscape architect Mark Hough pens a congratulatory article covering Olin’s background, work, and successes. (Planetizen)

  • So here’s a blast from the past: Terragrams, the podcast series created by landscape architect Craig Verzone features the movers and shakers of landscape architecture, including Michael Vergason, James Corner, and Kongjian Yu. I know this isn’t recent news, but I only just discovered the site today (last update was 2012) and thought this great project was worth a 2013 shout out. (Terragrams)


  • Next week, Majora Carter and Enrique Peñalosa–two of the most influential names in urban thinking today– will meet on New York City’s High Line to host a discussion on the future of public space, equity, and social justice. (Next City)

  • Vancouver’s greening eye-sore alleyways into grassy country lanes, a great example of rethinking our urban environment. (Sustainable Cities Collective)

  • Gizmodo digs into the New York City archives to give us six radical urban infrastructure proposals that today, sound like something out of a Sci-Fi movie. Robert Moses’ infamous plan for the Lower Manhattan Expressway is included in the list–could you even imagine a ten-lane highway slicing through modern SoHo? (Gizmodo)

  • This might be slightly unrelated, but it’s a current issue that I care deeply about. After New York City installed CitiBike, the bike share craze has taken over American streets. Chicago just launched their Divvy bike share, Milwaukee presented their first B-cycle kiosk yesterday, and even car-centric Los Angeles wants one of their own; and now the bicycle manufacturer Dahon plans to launch an innovative folding bike-share program this fall. Wow! (Urban Velo)

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