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The Controversial Renovation of Montreal’s Beloved Public Park

CityLab

1/22/19

“Parc-Jean Drapeau’s redesign attempts to balance priceless serenity and outdoor art with profitable festivals. Many Montrealers are skeptical.”

 

Pier 4 ‘Sea Steps’ in Seaport District Opening this Summer

Curbed Boston

1/22/19

“The five so-called Sea Steps next to the future Pier 4 luxury condo complex and the Institute of Contemporary Art area in the Seaport District are expected to open this summer, according to developer Tishman Speyer.”

 

West Aurora Schools Seek Donors to Help Build 'Inclusive' Playgrounds

The Chicago Tribune

1/24/19

“Hope D. Wall and Smith elementary schools in Aurora are calling upon the community for donations to help build new playgrounds at the schools.”

 

OLIN designing a 400-acre Waterfront Park for Southern Indiana

The Architect’s Newspaper

1/28/19

“OLIN has been tapped to design a 400-acre park along the northern shore of the Ohio River in southern Indiana. Set within a swath of waterfront long-occupied by landfill and industrial facilities, the future park will give local residents a much-needed connection with the river and its history, while boosting the area’s link to Louisville, Kentucky.”

 

Joshua Tree National Park Could Take 300 Years to Recover From Government Shutdown Damage

USA Today

1/29/19

“The federal government shutdown may be over, but fans of Joshua Tree National Park are still angry and upset about the furlough that kept park rangers off the job.”

 

Home Buyers Want Outdoor Spaces — and They're Willing to Pay for Them

The Tennessean

1/29/19

“Outdoor features of all kinds, from pools to fireplaces to complete living rooms with furniture designed to stand up to the elements, are being installed in backyards everywhere, said Joe Raboine, a manager for Belgard. The company provides materials and design services.”

 

Landscape Architecture Coalition: We Need More Walkable Streets

Associations Now

1/30/19

“Smart Growth America, which focuses on improving infrastructure around the country, recently released a study highlighting the scope of dangers that pedestrians face due to metropolitan areas not being built for walking. The study was produced in tandem with its subsidiary, the National Complete Streets Coalition.”

 

City’s 10-Year Plan Calls for ‘Responsive, Resilient’ Parks

Rivard Report

1/31/19

“The City’s Parks and Recreation Department has released a draft of a system plan that aims to guide development of and programming for San Antonio’s public parks over the next 10 years.”

 

Once a 5-Star Resort, Salishan Looks to Reclaim Status as 'Benchmark of Northwest Hospitality'

The Oregonian

1/31/19

“Salishan was hailed for its distinct Pacific Northwest architecture, featuring an abundance of Douglas fir, hemlock and cedar thanks to architect John Storrs and landscape architect Barbara Fealy, whose portfolios included the World Forestry Center in Portland's Washington Park, Catlin Gabel School, Sokol Blosser Winery and the Eagle Crest Resort in Redmond. Art throughout was by acclaimed Oregon artists, including Mark Sponenburgh, Wally Schwab and Frank Boyden.”

 

How Companies like Microsoft Are Making a Day at the Office like A Walk in the Park

The Seattle Times

2/1/19

“For years, office architects and designers have been bringing nature into the workplace, incorporating materials like wood and stone and strategically deploying plants and botanical artwork.”

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