Assistant or Associate Professor Wanted!

Job Description
Assistant or Associate Professor
The College of Environment and Design at The University of Georgia is seeking applicants for a nine-month tenure track faculty position in Landscape Architecture. This nine-month appointment will be at an Assistant or Associate level and is a 65% teaching and 35% research & service position. The position will begin in August 2014.

Teaching: The appointee will be expected to develop and teach a wide range of both undergraduate and graduate studio and technical courses in Landscape Architecture. The ability to bring professional practice experiences into the classroom is important. The successful candidate must possess a passion for teaching, be an effective communicator, and be an enthusiastic mentor. Mentorship will include advising graduate students at the graduate level during thesis development.

Research: The appointee will be expected to pursue an agenda of research and creative activity relevant to the College, the University, and the discipline of Landscape Architecture on a level that garners national and international recognition.
Service: The University and the College have a long history of local, state, and international engagement; the appointee will be expected to participate in this ongoing endeavor. Service contributions within the College and University are also expected.

Required Qualifications:
Candidates for this position must have a professionally accredited MLA degree or an accredited BLA degree with a terminal degree in an allied design discipline. Preference will be given to candidates who have been recognized for their professional design work, outstanding professional practice experience, and licensure.

Application:
Applicants should submit a letter of interest addressing the job qualifications and describing areas of teaching and scholarly interests; a portfolio illustrating built works, professional practice experience, or other creative work; a curriculum vitae; and four references with names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers. Applicants with prior teaching experience should submit samples of course syllabi, student work, and course evaluations. Send all application materials in hard copy and digital form (CD or USB Drive) by December 2, 2013 to:
David Spooner, Chair
Faculty Search Committee
College of Environment and Design
The University of Georgia
285 Jackson Street Building
Athens, Georgia 30602-1845

The College of Environment and Design and the Athens community:
Located in vibrant and historic Athens, Georgia, UGA’s College of Environment and Design is home to the oldest landscape architecture program in the Southeast and the largest BLA program in the U.S. The College houses accredited BLA and MLA programs as well as a Master of Historic Preservation and a Master of Environmental Planning and Design. There is a strong spirit of collegiality and a wide range of research interests within its large and diverse faculty. The BLA and MLA programs within the College consistently rank among the top programs in
the U.S. The College’s global presence includes regular programs at UGA’s campuses in San Luis, Costa Rica, and Cortona, Italy, and a strong working relationship with Nanjing Forest University in Nanjing China.
Learn more about the College of Environment and Design at http://www.ced.uga.edu. The University of Georgia (www.uga.edu) is the nation’s first chartered state-supported university, is a land/sea grant institution, and is located 70 miles from Atlanta. The historic campus is well situated between downtown Athens and the Oconee River, allowing easy pedestrian access to the lively downtown scene or to bike trails along the river. Athens is a progressive city noted for its beautiful surroundings, great neighborhoods, rich history, and diverse intellectual, recreational, and cultural opportunities. It is consistently named one of the best college towns in the United States and is perhaps best known for its music scene and college athletics (www.visitathensga.com).
Diversity and inclusion have been and continue to be a part of our heritage. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Institution.

A-Typical Plan

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A-Typical Plan
Projects and Essays on Identity, Flexibility and Atmosphere in the Office Building
Edited by Jeannette Kuo
Paperback
202 pages, 11 color and 68 b/w illustrations, 8 facsimiles, 137 floor plans and sections
19 x 28.5 cm
ISBN 978-3-906027-09-8
Euro 48.00 | GBP 39.00 | USD 59.00

As a typology conceived in the twentieth century, the office building is often the architectural manifestation – not only of global capital, but also of technological might and mass production. But when we think of these buildings, we often think more of objects than of space; more of appearance than of atmosphere. In A-Typical Plan, Jeannette Kuo offers a reversal of the experience, starting from the inside out, and prioritizing space over symbol. In particular, the book reconsiders the deep plan within the European context for a discussion on density, economy and, not least, sustainability.

Featuring buildings by architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Kenzo Tange, Giuseppe Terragni, Le Corbusier, SANAA, Herzog & de Meuron, Toyo Ito, Christian Kerez, and many others, the book presents a collection of projects through history that have attempted to bring character to the deep plan as a spatial experience for the workspace. The work features essays by renowned authors, including Iñaki Ábalos, Pier Vittorio Aureli, Andrea Bassi, Florian Idenburg, Jeannette Kuo, Freek Persyn, and Antoine Picon. A conversation with Inès Lamunière and a graphic essay by Jimenez Lai round out the diverse perspectives. A final chapter presents the work of students at the EPFL, with whom this research began. Succinct and beautifully illustrated, A-Typical Plan is a reminder that even buildings created for quotidian uses can be spatially and experientially rich.

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Les ateliers dans le Champs

Montréal, le 24 septembre 2013 – Les ateliers dans le Champs, le rassemblement artistique, horticole et festif organisé par l’Association des architectes paysagistes du Québec et ses partenaires au Champ des possibles le 19 septembre dernier a été un réel succès et a attiré quelque 200 professionnels de plusieurs horizons partageant une même vision, celle de verdir la ville et d’améliorer la qualité de vie de ses citoyens.

24 septembre- Politiciens, designers, artistes, horticulteurs et autres professionnels ayant à cœur la création d’espaces collectifs de qualité au sein de la ville se sont joints aux architectes paysagistes membres de l’AAPQ lors d’un rendez-vous au Champ des Possibles.  Une série d’ateliers suivi d’une soirée festive dans le Champ ont marqué le coup de ce lieu unique et a affirmé l’appui que donne l’AAPQ  au comité de citoyens Les Amis du Champ des Possibles dont elle partage la vision et les valeurs.  

Les Amis du Champ des Possibles ayant entre autres comme mission de créer et protéger la biodiversité du Champ en y développant un lieu identitaire qui permette des interventions artistiques, l’AAPQ a souhaité contribuer à l’aménagement du site avec les idées et l’énergie de ses membres et partenaires.   Des ateliers de plantation de végétaux indigènes (vivaces, arbres et arbustes) se sont tenus, grâce à nos partenaires Pépinière Pouce-Vert et Horticulture Indigo, tandis qu’un atelier de tressage de saule a été offert par l’équipe de Les Écrans Verts. Au total, ce sont près de 300 plantations qui ont eu lieu dans le Champ des Possibles jeudi dernier, supervisées par l’équipe de l’AAPQ et de la Société de verdissement du Montréal métropolitain (SOVERDI).

Déclaré premier parc sauvage protégé par la ville de Montréal et cogéré par l’Arrondissement et ses citoyens au début de l’été 2013, la fracture industrielle qu’est le Champ des Possibles n’aurait obtenu ce statut sans les efforts et la concertation des Amis du Champ des Possibles dont certain membres du Conseil d’administration qui étaient présents jeudi dernier : Charlotte Gaudette, Emiliy Rose Michaud, Roger Latour et Marke Ambard y ont présenté différents aspects de la création de cet espace aujourd’hui très fréquenté. 

Favorisée  par un temps splendide, la partie festive de l’événement fût particulièrement exquise et nos partenaires Transpavé et Victor Stanley ont grandement  contribué  au charme de la fête en offrant aux participants des consommations tout au long de la soirée qui s’est prolongée dans la nuit. 

Informations : Katerine Boisclair, responsable des communications AAPQ (514) 990-7731 info@aapq.org

INTA-NAHRO Summit 2013

REGISTER FOR THE INTA-NAHRO SUMMIT on housing and urban regeneration
23-25 October 2013 – Cleveland, OH, USA

INSCRIVEZ-VOUS POUR LE SOMMET INTA-NAHRO sur le logement et la régénération urbaine
23-25 octobre 2013 – Cleveland, Ohio, États-Unis

Do not miss the forthcoming NAHRO-INTA SUMMIT on housing and urban regeneration in Cleveland. Taking as case study the local projects of the CDCs and the overall development strategy of the City of Cleveland, a restricted number of urban practitioners from North America and from the rest of the world will exchange and share their views around the following issues: Bottom up approach of urban development, Housing funding mechanisms, Land policy, New urban regeneration projects…
Limited number of registrations!! Registration fee gives access to the NAHRO National Conference.
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Register at http://cleveland2013.inta-aivn.org

 

Ne manquez pas le prochain Sommet INTA-NAHRO sur le logement et la régénération urbaine. En partant de l’expérience locale des Community Development Corporations de Cleveland et de la stratégie globale de la ville, un nombre restreint de professionnels nord-américains et internationaux vont échanger leurs expériences et points de vue autour de thèmes comme: l’approche bootom up du développement local urbain, le financement du logement abordable, la régénération urbaine et la mixité fonctionnelle, la politique foncière…
Interprétation en français disponible. Attention, le nombre de place est limité! L’inscription donne accès à la Conférence Nationale de NAHRO.
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Course of restoration of Historic Parks and Gardens

Notice is hereby given that ‘Sapienza’ University of Rome, School of Specialization in Architectural Heritage and Landscape for the study and restoration of monuments, activated for the academic year 2013-2014 a COURSE OF RESTORATION OF HISTORIC PARKS AND GARDENS. This course is alternative but legally equivalent to the traditional course of restoration of monuments (Architectural Heritage and Landscape).

The cultural void and the delay presently existing in Italy in the field of restoration of historic gardens, as opposed to a general European and world situation, gave rise to the idea of setting up a research and dissemination activity; actually, in Italy, historic gardens, both public and private, are neglected or have improper or even dangerous restorations. The awakening of interest in the art of gardens that occurred in Italy since the 80’ of the last century (Carta del Restauro dei giardini storici di Firenze) was not enough to fill the gap, since the initiatives that followed, although in several cases have been of a certain value, have had a different character from that proposed in the present course, since they were focused on the training of a labor or on the modern garden design, neglecting the historical garden theme and its restoration at a professional level. Therefore, considering the large and quality Italian heritage of historic parks and gardens to be protected, the above mentioned cultural void, recognized abroad as in Italy, appears today absolutely serious.

The course has a theoretical and practical character. For this reason specific programs combining past and present, theory and praxis have been developed, thanks to a preliminary work of analysis and synthesis for each disciplines, and then developing a kind of teaching where learning passes through the experience.

The project of restoration of an historic garden will be learn by the student not only through classroom lessons, but also through direct experience, expounding questions, and trying, with the help of teachers, the answers to many problems that will occur along the course. The teaching does not take place by means of seminars (to be used only for specific objectives), but through lectures (theoretical and practical), based on a predetermined schedule.

The structural form and the didactics of the course is therefore carefully planned, but the content and the didactic substance are such to safeguard the freedom of the creative and critical faculties of the students in the relationship between the knowledge and the choices for the restoration plan.

For further information, please visit http://w3.uniroma1.it/speciarestauro/
School secretariat : enza.biamonte@uniroma1.it and carla.tozzi@uniroma1.it

An urban farming future for Singapore

the Human City Project

With the Thought For Food summit just behind us, here’s a short documentary on urban farming in Singapore.

The prospect of a rising population coupled to the limits of our current model of food production led an innovative creation by Jack Ng. His SkyGreens (as it is called) makes use of vertical space to grow salads in green houses over four floors tall. A rotating system powered by a water wheel makes sure each level of the system gets enough sunlight and its dose of water and nutrients below. As a bonus, the system is extremely energy efficient.

It’s a concept we’ll see many more iterations of as we continue to address the problem of feeding the world population in the future.

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2º. Foro Internacional LALI Guayaquil

EL PAISAJE COMO CATALIZADOR

– Miércoles 30 de Octubre 2013 –

 

“Hay varias razones que explican por qué nunca como ahora se había hablado tanto de paisaje, y una de ellas es el papel relevante que el paisaje tiene y ha tenido siempre en la formación y consolidación de identidades territoriales. Esta es la razón que explica que el paisaje actúe a modo de catalizador, de elemento vertebrador de la creciente conflictividad de carácter territorial y ambiental palpable en nuestra sociedad. Ante la pérdida de la idiosincrasia territorial local debida a procesos no consensuados y casi siempre mal explicados, la sociedad civil reacciona de manera cada vez más indignada, generando un estado de opinión que, a su vez, conecta perfectamente con una corriente de fondo que reclama desde hace años, una nueva cultura del territorio”.

D. Joan Nogué i Font, director del Consorci de l’Observatori del Paisatge

El Objetivo…

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