Systems, Not Icons

On the Way to the Sea Part of the second Bat Yam biennale of landscape urbanism in Israel, this unfolding series of public spaces—including picnic and performance areas, and a sunbathing deck—connects the town of Bat Yam to the seashore.

Site plan, On the Way to the Sea

Qianhai Water City James Corner’s firm Field Operations recently won a competition to design the Qianhai region of Shenzhen, China, a 4,500-acre area along the waterfront which has nearly 2 million residents.

Toronto Central Waterfront The city hired a clutch of landscape firms to oversee a landscape-driven renewal of Lake Ontario’s urban edge. West 8’s portion includes an undulating wave deck.

Toronto Central Waterfront

London 2012 / AECOM Planning, Design Development AECOM’s master plan for the 2012 Olympics considers the urban site over the long course, with impacts far beyond the Olympic event itself.

AECOM’s plan calls for new green spaces and a network of footpaths, cycle-ways, canal towpaths, and bridges.

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