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3-Apr-2017 – Latest News Landscape Architecture April by Brett Lezon | Edition No. 1 out of 4 In this week’s Latest News in Landscape Architecture April we highlight World Landscape Architecture Month 2017 (which is the entire month of April), feature six-worldly Australian parks, and examine why play is designed so stringently in many countries. Additionally, we showcase a book about the progression of modern landscape architecture, and don’t forget our YouTube Tutorial of the Week! This week we share a resource that will improve your hand rendering skills.

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10 of the Best Stories in This Week’s Latest News Landscape Architecture April:

  • ASMR Landscape Coloring Techniques [YouTube Tutorial of the Week]
  • World Landscape Architecture Month (#WLAM2017) Begins April 1
  • Giant “Lily Pads” Will Capture Stormwater at Brooklyn’s Largest Public-Housing Complex
  • Modern Landscape Architecture: A Critical Review [Book Review of the Week]
  • Why Private Investment in Public Spaces is the New Normal
  • Six Australian Parks Ranked Among World’s Best
  • “Why Do Architects Dictate Children’s Play So Stringently?”
  • Registration Opens for 2017 Vectorworks Design Summit
  • A Sit-Down with Douglas C. Smith: EDSA President on Bettering the Landscape
  • Beijing Outlines its Urban Overall Plan for 2016 to 2030

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  • ASMR Landscape Coloring Techniques [YouTube Tutorial of the Week]

WATCH >>> ASMR Landscape Coloring Techniques Throughout, this 22-minute tutorial, the presenter experiments with a variety of rendering styles with Chartpak AD markers. From trees, shrubs, groundcover, and hardscape—this tutorial is among the best for learning the process of hand rendering a landscape design.

  • World Landscape Architecture Month (#WLAM2017) Begins April 1: ASLA

Kicking off Saturday, April 1st, World Landscape Architecture Month 2017 (#WLAM2017) celebrates landscape architecture at the international stage. WLAM introduces the profession to the public by highlighting landscape architect-designed space around the world. This year follow ASLA’s Instagram as we embark on a month-long showcase of each of our chapters. Starting April 1st, one of ASLA’s 49 chapters will take over our Instagram account to show the best of all aspects of landscape architecture across the country. Remember to share your favorite landscape-architect-designed spaces with #WLAM2017. WATCH >>> What is Landscape Architecture?

When Hurricane Sandy made landfall in October 2012, many Brooklyn neighborhoods including Red Hook had no chance. Fast forward over four years and it’s returning to form, thanks in large part to the New York City Housing Authority. Recently, it was announced that Brooklyn’s largest public housing complex is the recipient of a new makeover. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and OLIN, they were tasked with devising a “resiliency and renewal program.

These twenty-two essays provide a rich forum for assessing the tenets, accomplishments, and limits of modernism in landscape architecture and for formulating ideas about possible directions for the future of the discipline. During the 1930s Garrett Eckbo, Dan Kiley, and James Rose began to integrate modernist architectural ideas into their work and to design a landscape more in accord with the life and sensibilities of their time. Together with Thomas Church, whose gardens provided the setting for California living, they laid the foundations for a modern American landscape design. This first critical assessment of modem landscape architecture brings together seminal articles from the 1930s and 1940s by Eckbo, Kiley, Rose, Fletcher Steele, and Christopher Tunnard, and includes contributions by contemporary writers and designers such as Peirce Lewis, Catherine Howett, John Dixon Hunt, Peter Walker, and Martha Schwartz who examine the historical and cultural framework within which modern landscape designers have worked.”

The world’s most livable urban centers have long offered what residents crave – a seamless environment between home, neighborhood, and public space. But all cities are not created equal, and the truth is that some metro areas haven’t kept up with growth. Case studies are aplenty from Chicago’s Millennium Park to Houston’s Discovery Green—the common theme—it appears that (many) “private developers are catching on and making meaningful investments in improving public parks, cultural amenities, and outdoor gathering places in close proximity to their properties.

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