Landscaping Architecture in Breaking News (May 16-31, 2022)

Hurricane Harvey Floods in Texas / SC National Protection, CC BY 1.0.

Fighting floods in Houston and New York – 05/31/2022, Architecture Record
“These types of projects are often spontaneously linked to existing roads, open spaces – or adjacent infrastructure projects,” said Scott Mcredie, SWA Group’s Houston office landscape architect. That approach could lead to more investment in already well-served areas, but also to poor neighborhoods being left behind, which McCready said is ‘an ongoing challenge for all concerned’.

How ‘Slag Queen’ Changes Industrial Areas. – 05/30/2022, New York Times
“For more than 30 years, Julie Bargman, founder of DIRT Studio (Dmp It Right There) at Charlottesville VAT, has focused on solving social and environmental justice by focusing on polluted and forgotten urban and post-industrial sites,” he said.

21 Questions with landscape architect Signe Nielsen – 05/30/2022, Blocked
“New York ’21 Questions’ is back with an eye on New York creators. Signe Nielsen is a landscape architect with more than 40 years of experience in New York. Her company, MNLA, Hudson River Park Design; Little Island in partnership with Heatherwick Studios; And the Master Island Plan of the Purchasing Island, in collaboration with West 8, is the President of the City Public Design Commission.

Yes, you can save lives by planting trees, says a new study – 05/27/2022, Grist
“According to a study published earlier this month Boundaries in public healthResearchers look at 35 metropolitan areas in the United States by comparing satellite data showing changes in how many green plants a city has in 2000 to 2019 Death toll for people 65 and older. Over the past two decades, it has rescued more than 34,000 people.

Social and economic benefits of green gardens – 05/24/2022, Entrusted to public land
“Gray school yards have a relatively low initial renovation cost ($ 2.3 million for green school yards compared to $ 2.6 million), but over time they have not provided any benefits, and schools have continued to pay for paving asphalt. After the initial investment, $ 600,000 for green schools They bring in net worth of dollars.

Covide-19 Relaxed red tape in cities. Then the bureaucracy returned – 05/23/2022, Fast Company
“Fighting in the Cambridge, Massachusetts parking lot is a big problem. The big cities are designed for cars, not people, and even a global epidemic has not changed that.”

Kansas City hopes to plant more trees to create ‘city in parks’ and fight climate change – 05/20/2022, Kansas City PBS / Flatland
“To address the causes and effects of global warming, city leaders are focusing on expanding the city’s green space. In Kansas City, asphalt and buildings can be heated by seven degrees outside per day.

How countries are equipped with landscape design in war – 05/16/2022, Fast Company
“Landscape design presents itself as a source of health and well-being and therefore a tool to influence the hearts and minds of the local people. Finally, by planning and planting green space, it can achieve military objectives.”

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