The Daily Blend for Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Daily Blend for Thursday, August 22, 2013

Did you know that the Mississippi River watershed is the fourth largest in the world? The National Atlas of the United States has created Streamer, an online exploration tool–it’s like Google Maps for creeks–that aims to help people learn more where their water goes. (Co.Design)




  • A psychedelic, interactive forest of lights takes over an empty factory in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (The Dirt)


  • Landscape Forms announces their partnership with Brazilian company Kojima, marking a milestone in the company’s global growth strategy. The partnership makes Brazil Landscape Forms’ first major market outside North America. (Landscape Forms)


  • Is the High Line coming to Queens, NY? WXY architecture + urban design and dlandstudio were recently selected to lead the design and feasibility plan to turn 3.5 miles of an abandoned railroad into the new QueensWay park. (Trust for Public Land)


  • The Graham Foundation recently awarded $448,000 in grants to 40 projects by organizations! Among them: ‘Airport Landscape: Urban Ecologies in the Aerial Age,’ an exhibit curated by the GSD landscape architecture department chair Charles Waldheim and associate landscape architecture professor Sonja Dümpelmann. It will be open October 30 to December 19. (Harvard)




  • Speaking of Graham Foundation Grant winners, the Design Observer’s Places Journal has also been awarded a grant! The grant will fund a series of in-depth articles, “History of the Present,” that focus on urban issues. (Places


  • Urban planning takes on positive education reform through “mixed-use education,” a way of integrating educational spaces with other community uses. (Planetizen)


  • Thanks to climate change, by 2050, coastal flooding could cost cities $60 billion a year… (Grist)


  • And the situation won’t getting any better if China’s land use patterns don’t change. (Mother Jones)


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