The Daily Blend for Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The Daily Blend for Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Say hello to drip irrigation in its funky new form. Aqueduct is a 3D-printed modular mini planter system that can be set up in numerous different configurations. (Urban Gardens)




  • A highway that has long choked the flow of the Everglades and upset the ecosystem is slowly being raised, segment by segment, to allow water to flow underneath the road. (Landscape Architecture Magazine)


  • Open Voice sits down with Principal Thomas Woltz, FASLA, CLARB and Senior Associate Jeffrey Longhenry of Nelson Byrd Woltz to discuss their sustainable design approach to the Naval Cemetery Landscape project. (Nature Sacred)


  • James Patchett, FASLA, has been announced the 2013 recipient of the Christian Petersen Design Award by the Iowa State University College of Design. Patchett is founder and president of one of the nation’s first sustainable design firms, Conservation Design Forum, and has been involved in a number of other sustainable groups and designs. (Iowa State University)


  • “Green in the City,” a national landscape design competition to launch mid-September, challenges designers to transform a 70′ x 100′ section of Omaha’s urban core into a model green space. The winning design team will receive $200,000 to implement their vision. (The Dirt)




  • Grist looks at the transformative potential of a parking space, from bike corral parking to hot tub parklet. (Grist)


  • China’s abandoned steel mills are polluting the environment and are strongly correlated to increasing numbers of cancer victims. Brownfield remediation is a long and costly process, however, and one that the government is neglecting to prioritize. (china dialogue)


  • Consistently voted one of the most livable cities in the world, Vancouver owes much of its success to smart planning strategies that focused on pedestrian-oriented development. (Streetsblog)

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