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Landscape Architecture Foundation announces winners for 2019 Olmsted Scholars Program -

Friday, May 24, 2019

Promenade extension nearing completion -

Friday, May 24, 2019

Arbor City Awards -

Friday, May 24, 2019

Bringing Home the Gold! -

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Alison Hirsch appointed as USC’s director of Masters of Landscape Architecture + Urbanism program -

Friday, May 17, 2019

City mulls a ‘fresh coat’ to curb bark stripping -

Friday, May 17, 2019

New outdoor gym for Bellville Campus -

Friday, May 17, 2019

CAPE TOWN’S ABSA BUILDING TO BE REDEVELOPED -

Friday, May 17, 2019

FutureScape 2019. Book Your Stand Today! -

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Property developer John Rabie launches new venture in Portugal -

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Cape Town winner in City Nature Challenge thanks to residents -

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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Friday, May 3, 2019

OMA and Laboratorio Permanente to transform two Milanese railway yards into “ecological filters” -

Friday, May 3, 2019

Nature conservation champion soars his way to success at the City -

Friday, May 3, 2019

PPC launches brick-making workshops in Gauteng townships -

Friday, April 26, 2019

Phase one of White River Crossing development nearing completion -

Friday, April 26, 2019

Exciting redevelopment of Towers Main begins -

Friday, April 26, 2019

Institute of Landscape Architecture Malaysia (ILAM), Regulates the profession of landscape architects -

Thursday, April 18, 2019

JOBURG CITY’S SIGNATURE PROJECT, JABULANI NODE, COMES ALIVE -

Thursday, April 18, 2019

City calls on residents and professionals to assist with new local development plans for Cape Town -

Thursday, April 18, 2019

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  • Landscape Architecture Foundation announces winners for 2019 Olmsted Scholars Program

    The Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) has announced the two winners and six finalists for its 2019 Olmsted Scholars Program, the premier leadership recognition program for landscape architecture students. Areti Athanasopoulos, a master’s student at the University of Colorado Denver, and Anjelyque Easley, an undergraduate at the Pennsylvania State University, were selected as the 2019 National Olmsted Scholars, winning the $25,000 graduate and $15,000 undergraduate prizes, respectively. Also honored are six National Olmsted Scholar Finalists. The graduate finalists, who each receive a $5,000 award, are: Jennifer Lauer (SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry), Fatema Maswood (University of Washington), and Grace Mitchell Tada (University…

  • Promenade extension nearing completion

    Significant progress has been made with the beachfront promenade extension to ensure it is launched in time for the 2019 festive season. Project Manager Afika Ndima said the City looks sets to meet this target as finding “the rhythm” in 2019 has been an easy task having ended 2018 on a positive note with seven of the 10 level two (suspended floor slabs) concrete zones being completed. The first quarter of 2019 has seen the casting of the remaining three zones with work on the amphitheatre and pedestrian ramps and bridges commencing as the project is fast nearing completion. Internal…

  • Bringing Home the Gold!

    South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden has won a gold medal at the 2019 Chelsea Flower Show. South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden has won a gold medal at the 2019 Chelsea Flower Show, this is the 37th time that SANBI Kirstenbosch will be bringing home gold from this highly anticipated event on the British calendar. The Kirstenbosch Chelsea Flower Show Exhibit has been proudly representing South Africa’s diverse floral kingdom at the Chelsea Flower Show for 44 years. This year’s exhibit was indeed a show-stopper, with its cutting edge design featuring a…

  • Alison Hirsch appointed as USC’s director of Masters of Landscape Architecture + Urbanism program

    University of Southern California School of Architecture appointed associate professor Alison Hirsch as the new director of the Master of Landscape Architecture + Urbanism program, effective August 2019.   As a landscape theorist, designer, and historian, Hirsch’s work focuses on how the interpretation of sociocultural practices and marginalized histories and memories can contribute to the design of meaningful urban places. Her research areas include: cultural landscapes; spatial politics of landscape architecture; contested urban landscapes; activist design methods; practices of representation; and landscape’s intersections with performance and choreography. Last month, Hirsch won her second Graham Foundation grant for Landscape and “the Working Country”: Food Justice and…

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Cape Town winner in City Nature Challenge thanks to residents

May 14, 2019

The City of Cape Town is proud to announce that Cape Town is the official winner of two categories in the 2019 City Nature Challenge. Cape Town came out tops in the categories for making the most observations and recording the most species. This international competition saw over 150 cities from around the world compete to see who could make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people. Cape Town has won the most recorded observations and most recorded species categories of the 2019 City Nature Challenge. Together, Cape Town participants were able to…

May 3, 2019

The 2019 IDEA DESIGN CONFERENCE & SAJAH CONFERENCE (PIA) The conference is aimed at all design professionals and architects in order to inspire exceptional design and to explore synergies across the different disciplines of design. Delegates will be spoilt with an array of talks that are sure to birth new ideas. As conference hosts, the Pretoria Institute for Architecture (PIA) believes that this will be an absolutely memorable event for all creatives. PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME IDEA DESIGN CONFERENCE 2019 Organised by the Art Historical Work Group of South Africa that sponsors the South African Journal of Art History, in collaboration with…

OMA and Laboratorio Permanente to transform two Milanese railway yards into “ecological filters”

May 3, 2019

OMA and Laboratorio Permanente’s Agenti Climatici masterplan will turn two abandoned goods yards in Milan into public parks to filter the city’s air and water pollution. The Agenti Climatic masterplan will see the transformation of the Scalo Farini and Scalo San Cristoforo railway yards on the outskirts of the Italian city. OMA and Laboratorio Permanente plan to turn the former train depots, to the north and south of the city, into “ecological filters”. Scalo Farini, which covers 468,301 square metres, will be transformed into a “green zone” with a large park, while the 140,199-square-metre San Cristoforo site, will become a “blue zone” containing a linear waterway. The green…

Nature conservation champion soars his way to success at the City

May 3, 2019

From volunteer to head of department, Mfundo Tafeni’s career path at the City of Cape Town tells an inspirational story of vision; courage and passion. The City recently appointed Mfundo Tafeni as the Head of Invasive Species Programme within its Biodiversity Management Department. Tafeni started his career at the City in 2008 as a volunteer at the Wolfgat Nature Reserve where he would assist with the youth holiday programmes. This is also where his vision started of working for the City and of making an impact on the way that the City manages its natural resources. Tafeni was in the…

PPC launches brick-making workshops in Gauteng townships

Apr 26, 2019

PPC is running brick-making workshops in various townships across Gauteng with the aim of improving the skills of local brick-makers, enabling them to not only understand the science of accurate mixing of all the necessary materials to produce quality bricks, but also to run their brick-making business efficiently and profitably. Thando Bricks and Hardware workers mixing SureCem and Crusher Sand at PPC brickmaking workshop. Workshops are being run from Katlehong in Ekurhuleni and Soweto in Johannesburg to Mamelodi in Pretoria, where there is a high concentration of brick-makers. “To live up to our brand ethos of ‘Strength beyond’, we aim…

Phase one of White River Crossing development nearing completion

Apr 26, 2019

Fortress REIT says the first phase of its White River Crossing development, a retail and leisure centre near the Kruger National Park, is nearing completion and is on course for its scheduled opening on 22 August. “We started our earthwork in the middle of last year and construction has really gained momentum which puts us on course for a successful opening towards the end of August,” says Izak Kriel, an asset manager at Fortress. “This centre is aimed at both local residents from all walks of life as well as the numerous tourists who visit the area as well as…

Exciting redevelopment of Towers Main begins

Apr 26, 2019

Divercity Urban Renewal Fund has taken transfer of the iconic 30-storey Towers Main building in Johannesburg’s ABSA Precinct and is giving it an exciting new future. An innovative redevelopment will extend the lifespan of this landmark on the Joburg Skyline. The game-changing development will be valued at over R400m once completed. The WBHO / Motheo Joint Venture has been appointed as the contractor for the project and is already on site. The first steps in constructing the next chapter of this tower have already begun. A hoist has been erected up the entire elevation of the 140-metre tall building, one…

Institute of Landscape Architecture Malaysia (ILAM), Regulates the profession of landscape architects

Apr 18, 2019

A LAW is needed to ensure landscape architects are held responsible for the work they do. Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (Ilam) president Assoc Prof Dr Suhardi Maulan said as professionals, landscape architects should be accountable for any project they undertake. “This is to ensure that during the design and planning stage, they have thoroughly thought about the plants and materials used and that standards and safety aspects specified are met.” Dr Suhardi said there should be a Landscape Architects Act, similar to legislation like the Town Planners Act 1995, Architects Act 1967 and Registration of Engineers Act 1967 to…

JOBURG CITY’S SIGNATURE PROJECT, JABULANI NODE, COMES ALIVE

Apr 18, 2019

The Jabulani node is fast becoming a symbol of how catalytic intervention and strategic capital investments in areas that have been previously marginalised, or have failed to attract private investment, can unlock development potential, stimulate local economies and boost job creation and entrepreneurial development.The development, undertaken by the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA), will now enter Phase 6B and has become one of the City’s signature projects for using transit-oriented development (TOD) as a catalyst for attracting investment into an area while improving the quality of life of local residents. Phase 6B entails the development of a community and recreational environment…

City calls on residents and professionals to assist with new local development plans for Cape Town

Apr 18, 2019

The City of Cape Town will, over the next few months, review the eight district plans which guide spatial development and land use management on a local level. Residents are directly affected by land use, and the nature, form and location of developments in their areas. Land owners and developers are similarly affected as these plans inform the City’s decisions when we assess development applications. The existing spatial development plans for the eight districts, namely the Cape Flats; Helderberg; Blaauwberg; Khayelitsha, Mitchells Plain and Greater Blue Downs; Tygerberg; Table Bay; Northern; and Southern, were approved by the City Council in…