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Trend Watch March 2020
Eerily Empty Public Spaces During Coronavirus:
The Atlantic has published a gallery of eerie images from around the world, showing what happens when quarantine measures and self-isolation keeps everyone at home.
Here are just some of the images, taken between February 21 and March 9, 2020:
Top photo: Friday prayers with very slim attendance at the Kaaba in Mecca’s Grand Mosque, March 6 2020.
Go to The Atlantic’s full gallery.
Paris Mayor Calls for 15-Minute City:
In her re-election campaign Mayor Anne Hidalgo proposes plans to ensure that every Paris resident can meet their essential needs within a short walk or bike ride, writes Feargus O’Sullivan forCity Lab.
Mixing many uses within the same space challenges much of the planning status quo of the past century, O’Sullivan writes. It once made sense to separate residential zoning from industrial sites when urban factories posed health risks, he says, and car-centric suburban style zoning intensified the separation. Now some of the world’s most ambitious planning projects are bringing the zones back together: Barcelona’s superblocks, East London’s Every One Every Day and Portland, Oregon’s plans for 20-minute neighbourhoods.
The project could be relatively easily achievable for Paris’ Mayor Anne Hidalgo, who oversees the city’s heavily populated historic centre where pre-industrial roots already facilitate some use-mixing, O’Sullivan writes.
Paris en Commun – Hidalgo’s campaign – proposes to remove more car lanes in favour of pedestrians and bicycles, assigning multiple uses to public spaces (such as schoolgrounds hosting sports at night) and encouraging small retail outlets such as green grocers.
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ASLA San Diego, AILA NSW and Street Furniture Australia proudly present this online event connecting landscape architects from the US and Australia. US participants (Pacific Time): Thursday February 25th, 2021 at 5pm Australian participants (AEDT): Friday February 26th, 2021 at 12pm Registrations essential via Zoom. Topic: Homifying Sydney Olympic Park Public space owners, managers and designers in the US and Australia are dealing with the impacts of Covid-19. This webinar presents an Australian case study: Homifying Sydney Olympic Park, for discussion. This Olympic precinct turned business-and-events hub has pivoted towards its growing residential population during Covid. Human-centred design methodologies have been applied to understand how to ‘Homify’ the park’s everyday spaces. The aim is to recreate the comfortable ambience of home, to support the community and local businesses. The presentation …
Could city parklands be used to house endangered fauna? UNSW students have proposed to create research and veterinary labs for native bats, birds and eels. Restored patches of habitat in Sydney’s Centennial Parklands could become sanctuaries for threatened species, they say. The proposal come from a two-week Sydney Urban Lab studio in January, overseen by US-based landscape architect Professor Richard Weller and Hassell. “In the case of Sydney, we decided to get a list of the species endangered both in the city and its region and the broader hotspot, which is really the eastern portion of Australia, and ask the question: could we take a piece of land in Sydney and use that as an incubator for these species, and from there the species could be relocated over time back …
Greta Thunberg Named Time Person of the Year 2019: The 16-year-old Swedish schoolgirl who inspired a global movement to fight climate change is the youngest person to be chosen by the magazine, in a tradition that began in 1927. “Thunberg began a global movement by skipping school: starting in August 2018, she spent her days camped out in front of the Swedish Parliament, holding a sign painted in black letters on a white background that read Skolstrejk för klimatet: ‘School Strike for Climate’,” Charlotte Alter, Suyin Haynes and Justin Worland write for Time. “In the 16 months since, she has addressed heads of state at the U.N., met with the Pope, sparred with the President of the United States and inspired 4 million people to join the global climate strike …
What is the Future of Concrete in Architecture? According to Lucy Rodgers at BBC News, “if the cement industry were a country, it would be the third-largest emitter in the world – behind China and the US. It contributes more CO2 than aviation fuel (2.5%), and is not far behind the global agriculture business (12%).” At the UN 2018 COP24 Climate Change Conference in Poland, it was highlighted that in order to meet the requirements of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, annual cement emissions must fall by 16% by 2030. Experts and activists at the Architecture of Emergency climate summit in London in September called upon architects to fight climate change by ditching concrete. Niall Patrick Walsh writes in ArchDaily that designers may not need to avoid concrete altogether – but support innovations to …