Future Cities 3

Thursday 10th April 2014 9.45am – 6.00pm Howe Lecture Theatre [QA080] Greenwich Maritime Campus Old Royal Naval College London SE10 9LS Much of our current urban view is characterised by a swingeing human fall-back position that values sophism, tardiness and economic stringency. This view is predicated on a concern, and a commercialisation of this concern, that we have finite resources and runs hand in hand … Continue reading Future Cities 3

Landscape Architecture and Urban Design Internship of the Week – West 8

If you are looking for an internship or year-out position over the coming year don’t look beyond West 8. Check out their invitation below: West 8 urban design & landscape architects is continuously looking for trainees for minimum period of 6 months. In order to apply as a trainee at West 8, you have to be in School or University and, where necessary, have a valid working/residence … Continue reading Landscape Architecture and Urban Design Internship of the Week – West 8

Landscape dressed as architecture

The Guardian newspaper has given landscape issues significant coverage over recent days. Look past the headlines and see some great Landscape Architects and other disciplines at work across London. 1. Exterior Architecture progress their proposals for London’s Skyride by including Normal Foster in their team. Although many questions remain, check out these links to how London may accommodate bicycling in the future: http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/architecture-design-blog/2014/jan/02/norman-foster-skycycle-elevated-bike-routes-london 2. Public space … Continue reading Landscape dressed as architecture

Project Manager for Living Walls and Green Roofs Centre – Job of the week

Project Manager – Living Walls and Green Roofs Centre School of Architecture, Design and Construction Location:  Avery Hill campus Salary:   £24,766 to £29,541 plus £3,337 London weighting per annum, pro rata Contract Type:  Fixed Term – 16 weeks maximum up to 31 July 2014 Closing Date:   Sunday 05 January 2014 Interview Date:   To be confirmed Reference:  453 The Sustainable Landscapes Research Group anticipates that living … Continue reading Project Manager for Living Walls and Green Roofs Centre – Job of the week

New Exhibition shows Jellicoe’s ambitions for Soho

Almost Lost: London’s Buildings Loved and Loathed opened this month at Wellington Arch. The exhibition by English Heritage presents striking designs for London by leading designers and planners. Included in the exhibition is a 1954 scheme for Soho by the landscape architect and former lecturer at the University of Greenwich (then Thames Polytechnic), Geoffrey Jellicoe. If you see the exhibition let us know what you … Continue reading New Exhibition shows Jellicoe’s ambitions for Soho

Double Awards for Greenwich Landscape Graduate

Greenwich graduate Bethany Gale has been recognised in two prestigious awards this year. In November Bethany was highly commended in the 2013 Landscape Institute Awards for her outstanding design portfolio, while earlier in the year her project, Reclaiming the Canalside, was shortlisted for the RIBA Forgotten Spaces 2013 Competition. Bethany Gale graduated from the MA Landscape Architecture programme in 2012 and currently works for BDP. Continue reading Double Awards for Greenwich Landscape Graduate

Unnatural Futures

From genetically modified foods to zombie apocalypse, concerns about the future are increasingly reflected in contemporary media, policy and culture. An unnatural future is being shaped by rapidly escalating anxieties about the social, cultural, environmental and technological risks that now pervade everyday life. This climate of fear and uncertainty about the future requires careful consideration around how best to respond and intervene in debates, discussion … Continue reading Unnatural Futures

The Manhattan Grid Expanded to Every Point on Earth

For those of you who miss the exactness of the New York City gridiron you can find your place relative to the grid on the Extended NY website. The website extends the New York City grid of streets across the planet, so you can be in New York while you are also in London. You will see from the image that our new building at … Continue reading The Manhattan Grid Expanded to Every Point on Earth

Biodesign exhibition in Rotterdam

Living trees support houses and bridges; mushrooms replace synthetic foam for packaging and insulation; leaves grow into decorative patterns inside glass tiles. For a forthcoming exhibition at The New Institute, curator William Myers has selected dozens of projects that illustrate new ways to harness living systems for art, design and production. Biodesign: On the Cross-Pollination of Nature, Science and Creativity will run from 27 September through 5 … Continue reading Biodesign exhibition in Rotterdam