The Daily Blend for Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Daily Blend for Thursday, July 18, 2013

Move over Eiffel Tower, there’s a new eye-catching attraction on the Siene River Banks: a four-meter-tall chrome T-Rex Skeleton. (Inhabitat)



  • Project for Public Spaces shares ’26 Ways to Make Great Spaces,’ an excerpt from the new e-book ‘How to Design Our World for Happiness.’ A lot of the advice centers on embracing the outdoors, having fun, and staying friendly; tips that could also be applied to everyday life. (Project for Public Spaces)


  • ASLA releases the latest LAND E-News. (ASLA)


Here are some highlights:


  • A recap of the 4th Annual Advocacy Summit (link)


  • Landscape Architecture Public Awareness Reps Take to the Streets (link)


  • The announcement of EPA’s free upcoming webinar for landscape architects (link)


  • & the Call for Potential National Officer Candidates (link)





  • Gehl Architects talk about cities increasingly turning to people-first policies as a lead-up to their release of ‘Public Space Public Life study of Moscow.’ Many of the ideas Gehl champions are well-known in landscape architecture, however, it’ll be interesting to see his take on Moscow, a city struggling with high traffic levels that yearns for a high livability ranking; I’ll update when his study goes public. (Gehl Architects)


This is Shanghai from Rob Whitworth on Vimeo.


  • If you’ve been following this roundups, you know how much I love mapping. Active cartographers in the group Spatial Collective are using slum-mapping to render the “invisible” visible, and as a way to start the conversation for better planning and project implementation. (NPR)

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