Landscape Architecture

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Best of B.C. developments honoured by UDI

The Urban Development Institute Pacific Region (UDI) has announced the winners of the 2016 UDI Awards for Excellence. More than 700 people from the real
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Understanding regenerative design

Current green building practice remains focused on individual buildings without acknowledging the larger system context as regenerative design would.
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Achieving the most from regenerative design

Architects committed to sustainability have focused, rightly, on minimizing damage to the environment. But today, thanks to new research, innovation and technology, it is clear that designers can do even more: they can use their work to improve the environment through what is known as regenerative design.
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Landscape Architecture degree offered in Calgary

As of September 2015, the University of Calgary will offer a Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) degree program through the Faculty of Environmental Design (EVDS). The program will be the first of its kind in Canada since 1980 and the only one in Alberta.
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Banff pedestrian bridge a feat of engineering

Designed with the beauty of Canada’s first national park in mind, the Bow River Pedestrian Bridge in Banff, Alta., is a striking timber superstructure.
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Privately owned public spaces in Toronto

As density increases in cities and land for new parks becomes scarce, areas including Toronto are now looking to privately owned public spaces.
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Horticultural practices for green roofs

When designing a green roof, three elements have to be optimized: drainage, growing media and plants.