The Daily Blend for Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Daily Blend for Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Design students tackle environmental problems in Electrolux’s “Inspired Urban Living” design competition. (Atlantic Cities)



  • Rutgers landscape architecture students travel to work on design projects in the Caribbean island of St. Croix. They also created a video (well done, I might add) that covers the students’ love for the field as well as lessons learned. (Rutgers)


  • ASLA is looking to hire a Professional Practice Coordinator. (ASLA)


  • Garden historian Tom Turner welcomes the birth of the Royal Baby with a somewhat hilarious plea for its support of a London Greenway Network. (Garden Visit




  • Strengthening our urban commons is key to improved city life and sustainable futures. (Switchboard)


  • Imagine sharing one house with fifty other people. An article about Accra’s housing crisis–“90 percent of urban housing in Ghana is informal”–and what is being done about it. (Next City


  • D.C.’s planners abandon proposal to eliminate parking minimums in transit-oriented neighborhoods. (Washington Post)


  • China to roll out one of the “largest peacetime population transfers in history:” a painful push of 2.4 million farmers from their rural homelands into urban centers. (New York Times)

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