Monthly Archives: June 2013

This Is Market Street, a short film by Darryl Jones

The film inspires dialogue about the future of Market Street and preserves the experience of the corridor before it’s transformation. View film trailer. WHEN: July 11, 2013 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm WHERE: SPUR Urban Center 654 Mission Street San Francisco,CA 94105 COST: $10

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Restoring San Francisco’s Urban Watersheds

BY LAURA TAM, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT POLICY DIRECTOR, SPUR Restoring urban watersheds benefits cities in countless ways. Seoul undertook a two-year effort to tear down an elevated highway and restore the Cheonggyecheon Creek, which opened in 2005 as a 5-mile-long public recreation space downtown. Photo courtesy flickr user stari4ek. Before we paved the streets of San Francisco, little […]

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Call for Entries – Park(ing) Day Competition

Interested in designing and implementing a temporary Public Open Space in San Francisco? Then mark your calendar for July 19th and September 20th, and here is why:  “PARK(ing) Day is an annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places. The project began in 2005 […]

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Tactical Ruralism

An evening with: Thomas Woltz, FASLA, principal at Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects and Ames Morison, winemaker and proprietor, Medlock Ames Winery The Medlock Ames Tasting Room in Healdsburg is a model of the potential of landscape architecture to reflect and encourage stewardship and conservation practices, uniting the Russian River Valley’s legacy of innovation in […]

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Eames Generation: A Legacy of California Design

EXHIBIT OPENS NEXT WEEK! Eames Generations: A Legacy of California Design is a new exhibit featuring artwork by Lucia Eames and Llisa Demetrios, daughter and granddaughter of California designers Charles and Ray Eames.  This exhibit will be at The California Museum which currently displays the Ray Eames: A Century of Modern Design exhibit. “Lucia Eames […]

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Revitalizing with Art

Miami, Florida…. A city in which affluence and poverty are both extremely visible to the naked eye.  Sky high glass buildings, mansions, yachts, designed and manicure open spaces, as well as a plethora of high end retail and restaurants are harshly juxtaposed by parts of the city that have literally and figuratively been forgotten. My […]

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ASLA 2013 Annual Meeting & Expo

“More than 6,000 landscape architecture professionals and students from across the U.S. and around the world will gather in Boston, November 15-18, to earn up to 21 professional development hours, to enjoy the fellowship of our profession, and to reconnect with the fundamental elements of design.” (Source: www.asla.org) The annual ASLA meetings and expos are […]

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Urban Agriculture

What is Urban Agriculture? How does it concern Landscape Architects? Is it some hipster trend that everyone seems to be latching on to these days, or does it have its roots in historic precedents? Is it a sustainable form of food production? If you’re interested in these questions, be sure to check out the books […]

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HELP BUILD A GARDEN AT CORNERSTONE THIS SUMMER!

HELP BUILD A GARDEN AT CORNERSTONE THIS SUMMER! Work with artists and sculptors!!!!!!! Cornerstone Gardens is an ever-changing series of walk-through gardens, showcasing new and innovative designs from the world’s finest landscape architects and designers. The first such gallery-style gardens in the United States, the nine-acre Cornerstone Gardens was created as an inspiration and resource […]

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Spring Show 2013

From May 21st – June 3rd, the Palace of Fine Arts designed for the 1915 Pan Pacific Exposition by world class Architect, Bernard Maybeck, was home to thousands of jaw dropping pieces of student work from every School within the Academy of Art University. Leading industry professionals, students, parents, and general public were amazed by […]

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