The Magic is in the Mundane: Evolving role of landscape architecture in greening Metro Manila amidst rapid urbanisation

Pasig City Completely Devoid of Trees; Photo by Daphne Oseña-Paez

Pasig City Completely Devoid of Trees; Photo by Daphne Oseña-Paez

Introduction

“Within its moss-covered walls, hoary with the scars of centuries, are contained a priceless collection of objects of high historic value, beautiful shrines, and age-defying temples – things which the tourist in his search for the strangely new, strangely old, will discover in no other part of the world”. - Daniel O’Connell, 1908

This is a quote from Manila, The Pearl of the Orient, a tourist guide book published i

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Remembering victims under the National Socialist regime in Berlin through creative storytelling

Holocaust Memorial by Roberta CaldasBerlin is said to be a city of ghosts (Ladd, 1997). It has staged the most horrific political regime of the 20th century, which has left traces in the landscape. These traces remain even if the sites of terror have being torn down, reused as something completely different or memorialised in the city. This article will analyse traces of commemoration in urban spaces in Berlin for the victims of the National Socialist (Nazi) regime from 1933 to 1945. It will explore how these victims are remembere

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Design Ideas Competition – A Public Park for the 21st Century: A celebration of the work of Joseph Paxton.

Design Ideas Competition 
A Public Park for the 21st Century:
A celebration of the work of Joseph Paxton.
Public Park for the 21st Century
The Landscape Institute North West Branch and the MMU Landscape Architecture Department in conjunction with the Landscape Institute have launched a design ideas competition to celebrate the work of Joseph Paxton.Joseph Paxton was the designer of some of the earliest public parks in the world, in Birkenhead and Liverpool. As such, he is one of the most influential figures for the landsc

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