La Sociedad de Arquitectos Paisajistas de México, A.C. y la Facultad de Arquitectura de la UNAM convocan a participar en la I Bienal Latinoamericana de Arquitectura de Paisaje 2014 y 3ª Bienal Mexicana con obras de Arquitectura de Paisaje realizadas en Latinoamérica entre los años 2009 y 2014.
La Bienal se realizará del 10 al 11 de junio de 2014 en la Ciudad de México.


  • Identificar las mejores obras de Arquitectura de Paisaje realizadas en Latinoamérica.
  • Reconocer a sus autores a nivel individual o de grupo.
  • Difundir las obras más relevantes para permitir, mediante el análisis y crítica, una reflexión acerca de la Arquitectura de Paisaje Latinoamericana Contemporánea.

Podrán participar:
-Arquitectos Paisajistas, Arquitectos, Urbanistas y profesionales de ramas afines con título y cédula profesional.
-Estudiantes de licenciatura, maestría, posgrado o doctorado en arquitectura de paisaje, arquitectura, urbanismo y ramas afines.
-Escuelas superiores de Arquitectura de Paisaje y afines.
– Otras entidades públicas o privadas de carácter cultural como Fundaciones, Institutos, Secretarías, entre otras.
– No podrán participar miembros del jurado o sus familiares hasta tercer grado.

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Featured Plant: Jewel Orchid

URI Botanical Gardens Blog

Ludisia discolorLudisia discolor, the Jewel Orchid, is an orchid native to Malaysia, Indonesia, and Burma. They are often cultivated for the beautiful, velvety-looking foliage (which doesn’t actually feel velvety at all). Ludisia discolor is a terrestrial orchid, which roots in soil. In it’s native habitat, it is found on the floor of the forest. They prefer high humidity and temperatures above 60F, but tolerate very low light. This makes them relatively easy to grow at home, or in a shady spot in the greenhouse. In addition to the deep maroon-green (is that a word?) leaves with pinkish veins, they have beautiful, delicate white flowers, and I was pleasantly surprised to see last week that they were beginning to flower.

To propagate Jewel Orchids, the fleshy stems can be nestled horizontally into the potting mix (well drained, please). They will also root in a glass of water. These little plants were repotted…

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The State of the Debate on Climate Change, Part 1


“Sea level rise is a definite,” said Richard Alley, professor of geosciences at Pennsylvania State University, at a conference by the National Council on Science and the Environment (NCSE) in Washington, D.C. “There will also be significant heat impacts on agriculture,” particularly corn and rice production, given those crops are often grown in areas already a bit too hot for them. “The average summer will be hotter than we’ve ever seen. In the tropics, it may be too hot to work outside during the day.” And what’s the worst that could happen? Alley said “it could get so hot people could no longer live in the tropics. And sea level rise could wipe out territory where one-tenth of humanity now lives.” These are the “‘mights,’ the risks.”

To spur the globe to action on the climate, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is now finalizing its latest assessment report

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