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Bangkok Is Sinking and Here Is the Solution

Land8

12/16/18

“Just as New York has Central Park, Bangkok has just received its lungs of the City – the Chulalongkorn Centenary Park, the first sizeable green infrastructure project, which has been designed for the city to face the inevitable realities of climate change.”

Rebuilding a City from the Eye of a Child

CityLab

12/17/18

“The ambitious mayor of Tirana, Albania, is selling a wary constituency on economic transformation by putting kids at the forefront of his agenda.”

 

Climate Gentrification: Is Sea Rise Turning Miami High Ground Into a Hot Commodity?

The Miami Herald

12/18/2019

“Miami is the first city to study the impacts of climate gentrification, a shift in consumer preferences for higher ground as climate change sends sea levels rising that displaces poor residents of color in Miami’s few high elevation communities.”

 

2018 Was the Year of the Aspirational Park

CityLab

12/26/18

“Private funding and high-impact design were recurring themes of parks that opened in 2018. So was the hope that parks can unite, repair, and invigorate cities.”

 

Shawn T. Kelly, FASLA, Installed as President of ASLA

Landscape Business

12/27/2018

“The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) installed Shawn T. Kelly, FASLA, PLA, as its president for the 2018-2019 term. Kelly was sworn in during the President’s Dinner at the ASLA 2018 Annual Meeting and EXPO in Philadelphia.”

 

Dunkirk Pier Gets Updated Design

The Post Journal

12/27/2018

“Parking was the biggest change put forth for the updated design of the Dunkirk City Pier. At a recent Harbor Commission meeting, Landscape Architect and Urban Planner Keith F. Ewald of Barton & Loguidice presented the new layout.”

 

When a Developer Comes for Your Little Neighborhood Park

The Intelligencer

12/31/18

“This is a tale of two parklets, 1,000 miles apart. Combined, they cover less than an acre. They harbor no endangered species and embody no distinguished landscape design.”

 

Town Will Honor All Veterans with Newly Designed Public Memorial Plaza

The Times Record

1/1/2019

“A new $250,000 monument honoring veterans of all branches of the military service and the Merchant Marines has been designed and may be under construction as early as this summer. Plans call for the memorial to be open for public viewing by Veterans Day.”

 

Seattle's Waterfront Overhaul Saved by $160m Tax Deal

Crosscut

1/3/2019

“Visions of a grand new downtown waterfront for Seattle moved one significant step closer to reality Thursday after Mayor Jenny Durkan announced that the city had quelled threats of obstruction from downtown property owners.”

 

ASLA Warns Landscape Architects Could Be Liable for Climate Impacts on Projects

Total Landscape Care Online

1/4/2019

“During the 2018 annual meeting of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), it was determined that landscape architects could potentially face liability due to climate impacts on their projects.”

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