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Landscape Forms Introduces the Central Park Conservancy Recycling System Developed with Design and Brand Leader Landor

Central Park Conservancy Recycling System by Landscape Forms

Kalamazoo, MI  - March 11, 2015 - Landscape Forms is very pleased to announce the introduction of a new litter and recycling system designed by leading design and branding firm Landor for the Central Park Conservancy (CPC), a non-profit that funds maintenance and capital improvements for the New York City landmark and nation’s largest public park.  “This is our first product to start as a custom job and then become a standard product – and our first experience working with Landor, ” states Landscape Forms President, Richard Heriford. “ It was a great collaboration that resulted in a great product.”

Renown for its creative work for major international clients ranging from FedEx, BMW Group DesignworksUSA, and Japan Airlines to PepsiCo and the NFL, Landor created the program for a sustainable, custom designed receptacle to advance the park’s environmental stewardship program. The Landor team, led by Anthony Deen, Creative Director for Environments and Experiences, designed a three-unit system along with the branding and signage that support it.  Landor chose Studio 431, Landscape Forms custom products division, to develop, engineer and manufacture their design. Alcoa provided technical expertise in sustainable materials.

   

The design, which was inspired by the classic 1939 Corona Park bench (also known as the World’s Fair bench), brilliantly re-envisions hooped arms and seat slats for a new purpose and creates a visual prompt to encourage parks visitors to appropriately discard their waste. The tilt of the vertical slats, the spiral flow of the lid, and the placement of typography all draw the eye up to the receptacle’s aperture. “The design is very strong but doesn’t overwhelm,” explains Kirt Martin, Vice President of Design and Marketing at Landscape Forms. “When you walk around the park you see how well the units compliment their setting. They are visually delightful. We are very happy for the opportunity to partner with Landor and the Central Park Conservancy on this important project in one of the world’s great parks.” Central Park Conservancy receptacles are identical in size and shape, different in color and in the size of top openings: gray with blue around the aperture for cans and bottles, “Conservancy” green for paper, and tan for waste. Made of 30% recycled aluminum and 100% recyclable, the units have a hinged top and hold a polyethylene liner that can be used with or without a plastic bag, making them easy for park workers to empty and transport. On the job the receptacles are keeping tons of recyclable material out of landfill, helping to streamline the waste management process, and enhancing cleanliness and convenience for 40 million annual Central Park visitors. On the design front the Central Park Conservancy Recycling System has received multiple accolades, including GOOD DESIGN and SEGD awards, the Spark Design Silver Award and the Cannes Festival of Creativity Award (a prestigious Cannes Gold Lion) in the new “Social Good” product category. 

About Landor

As a global leader in brand consulting and design, Landor helps clients create agile brands that thrive in today’s dynamic, disruptive marketplace. Landor’s work enables top brands—from Barclays to BMW and Tide to Taj—to stand for something while never standing still.

Landor’s branding services include strategy and positioning, identity and design, brand architecture, innovation, naming and verbal branding, research and analytics, environments and experience, engagement and activation, and digital and social media.

Founded by Walter Landor in 1941, Landor pioneered many of the research, design, and consulting methods that are now standard in the branding industry. Today, Landor has 27 offices in 21 countries, working with a broad spectrum of world-famous brands. Clients include Barclays, Bayer, BMW, BP, Diageo, FedEx, GE, Intuit, Kraft Foods, MillerCoors, Procter & Gamble, Samsung, and Taj Group.

Landor is a member of the Young & Rubicam Group network within WPP, the world's largest marketing and communications firm.

About Landscape Forms

Landscape Forms is the industry leader in integrated collections of high-design site furniture and advanced LED lighting. Since its founding in 1969 Landscape Forms has earned a reputation for excellent design, high quality products and exceptional service. The Landscape Forms U.S. headquarters and manufacturing facility is located in Kalamazoo, Michigan with sales representatives throughout North America, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, South America and Asia. Landscape Forms collaborates with renowned industrial designers and consultancies, landscape architects, and architects to design and develop integrated collections of products that address emerging needs and help create a sense of place. Additionally, the company has formed global marketing partnerships with select companies that share its commitment to design. Landscape Forms has an installed base of products around the world. Clients include municipalities, transit centers, corporate, college and health care campuses; and familiar brand leaders such as Boeing, Cisco Systems, Disney, Sprint, American Airlines, Herman Miller and Nike. The company was recently named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the Top 15 Small Workplaces in the US.

 

Victor Stanley Steelsites ™ Bistro Tables and Seats

Our Steelsites™ bistro tables (Canada Reg. Des. 153591; other patents pending.) and seats are a modern take on the traditional small group table and seats. Tables and seats are available in two heights and two diameters, with backless or backed seats, and optional integrated footrests.

Their round shape provides for ease of access whether standing or sitting, while the perforated tabletops and seats shed water. The two different height options allow for the creation of an inviting space that encourages lingering over a cup of coffee and pleasant conversation, or a standing space for a quick snack or meet-up, whichever best suits your needs.

These bistro style tables and seats require minimal space while still maximizing utility. Their inviting look and well-thought-out proportions can fit in any space — dress them up in a funky color for a little whimsy, or take advantage of our color matching options to blend them to their surroundings in your site.

 

Paver Grates by IRONSMITH

Denver’s 14th Street, also known as the “Ambassador Street” for Denver’s Downtown corridor was designed to enhance the pedestrian experience and increase retail and business opportunities. The $14 million improvements included reconstructing and widening the sidewalks and adding dedicated bike lanes. Bulb-outs were also added to extend the corner sidewalk area at intersections to minimize the crossing distance for pedestrians.

Sidewalk improvements included bike racks, granite seating, and custom shaped planting pots. The unique planter shape was carried throughout the project including IRONSMITH’s Paver-Grates™ which were installed in various sizes along 14th Street. The Paver-Grate’s™ custom triangular trim rings were created to match the other streetscape elements continuing the cohesive look.

Paver-Grate™ is an excellent choice for urban areas; it seamlessly provides root space without impeding on pedestrian walk areas. Adding a custom trim ring to the Paver-Grate™ is an easy way to create a unique and one of a kind feature for any project.

For more information about the Paver-Grate™ system and other IRONSMITH products visit us at the ASLA Expo, booth #1616.

 

Landscape Forms

15 Tips for Placemaking

You recognize a great place when you arrive. Its full of people engaged in group or individual activities. You feel pulled in and want to linger; to grab a seat, read a book, knit a row or simply people watch

Bryant Parks custom receptacle designed in-house then engineered & manufactured by Landscape FormsStudio 431.

Placemaking is both SCIENCE and ART…

The SCIENCE begins with gathering input from those who often use the space; people who work, live or visit. It continues with rough formulas for the number of tables and chairs, amount of green space vs. hard surfacing, and programmed versus non-programmed activities.

The ARTprovides the bones for the researched activities through beautifully functional design. Finishing touches like seating, receptacles, signage, logos and even fresh flowers in the ladies room combine to create a sense of place.

15 Placemaking Tips easily spotted in New York’s successful Bryant Park:

1. Create an oasis amidst the clamor

2. Bring green space to the city

3. Expand boundaries to invite engagement

4. Pleasantly communicate park guidelines

5. Include touchable water features

6. Randomly arrange movable seating

7. Add community desired activities like ping pong

8. Combine branding, fun and cleanliness

9. Support active and passive behaviors

10. Turn barriers into welcome mats

11. Add family activities

12. Move the library outside

13. Provide food and beverages; possibly recruit Corporate Sponsors

14. Train maintenance and security crews as ambassadors

15. Pay attention to every detail

 

represented locally:

Stacy Ernst

stacye@landscapeforms.com

 

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Landscape Architects wish to Thank PGASLA Annual Sponsors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Pete Loughlin

Public Relations Committee Chairperson         

Prairie Gateway Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects

(816)356-5005

lough-clan@juno.com

ANNUAL SPONSORS – FEBRUARY 1, 2012

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS THANK 2012 ANNUAL SPONSORS

Kansas City, MO - - The Prairie Gateway Chapter of The American Society of Landscape Architects would like to thank its 2012 Annual Sponsors.  Their contributions will make a positive impact that help the chapter enhance existing programs and events; activities which would not occur without support.   The Prairie Gateway Chapter joins together in saying, “Here’s to a great 2012” to the following sponsors:       

 

Annual Platinum Level

Site Source, LLC/Landscapeforms

Victor Stanley, Inc. 

Annual Gold Level

Ironsmith 

Annual Silver Level

Rain Bird

Hunter Industries

Musselman & Hall Contractors

NiteLites of KC

Cunningham Associates, Inc.

Annual Bronze Level

Athco/Landscape Structures

ABCreative

Hydro Dramatics

Industrial Sales

Key Lighting

Sturgis Materials

 

AboutPGASLA

The Prairie Gateway Chapter of The American Society of Landscape Architects (PGASLA) promotes the development, education and awareness of the landscape architecture profession throughout Kansasand Western Missouri.  PGASLA members are dedicated to inspiring the public through work that enhances natural and built environments.  For more information about the chapter, please visit us at www.pgalsa.org.

About ASLA

Founded in 1899, ASLA is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing more than 16,000 members in 48 professional chapters and 68 student chapters.  Learn more about landscape architecture online at www.asla.org.

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Landscape Architects Organize Memorial Design Panel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  29 February 2012

Contact:  Pete Loughlin

Public Relations Committee Chairperson         

Prairie Gateway Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects

(816)356-5005

lough-clan@juno.com 

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS ORGANIZE MEMORIAL DESIGN PANEL

Kansas City, MO - - The Prairie Gateway Chapter of The American Society of Landscape Architects welcomes visitors to the National WW I Museum on Wednesday, March 7th to learn about Memorial Design from a panel of experts.  This free public event is part of the 2012 Kansas City Design Week activities. 

Moderated by Kevin Collison, the lecture will explore the creative process and lessons learned on the following projects:  the Oklahoma City Memorial, the Skywalk Memorial and the Overland Park 9/11 Memorial.  The event is being held in the Museum’s J.C. Nichols Auditorium, 100 W. 26th Street, in Penn Valley Park.  More information for Kansas City Design Week may be found at www.KCDesignWeek.org

About PGASLA

The Prairie Gateway Chapter of The American Society of Landscape Architects (PGASLA) promotes the development, education and awareness of the landscape architecture profession throughout Kansasand Western Missouri.  PGASLA members are dedicated to inspiring the public through work that enhances natural and built environments.  For more information about the chapter, please visit us at www.pgalsa.org.

About ASLA

Founded in 1899, ASLA is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing more than 16,000 members in 48 professional chapters and 68 student chapters.  Learn more about landscape architecture online at www.asla.org.

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Landscape Architects to Host Conference in Kansas City

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  23 April 2012

Contact:  Pete Loughlin
Public Relations Committee Chairperson          
Prairie Gateway Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects
(816) 356-5005
lough-clan@juno.com

 

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS TO HOST CONFERENCE IN KANSAS CITY

Kansas City, MO - -  Local landscape architects will join other Midwestern states’ landscape architects for a professional, mid year conference.  This year, the Seventh Annual 2012 Central States Conference is hosted by the Prairie Gateway Chapter and will be held in Kansas City, Missouri on May 2-4, 2012 at the Country Club Plaza Mariott hotel.

The ASLA Central States is comprised of five individual chapters of the American Society of Landscape Architects.  The Central States Chapters come together once a year for camaraderie, learning, advancing the profession and to celebrate their good work.   The five ASLA Central States chapters are Great Plains, Iowa, Oklahoma, Prairie Gateway and St. Louis.  These chapters encompass the seven states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.

Presenters at the conference include professional leaders from around the country and Australia speaking on a variety of contemporary topics including Low Impact Development, Public Placemaking, Intelligent Use of Water and Building Materials Reuse.  Attendees may also opt to take tours where local landscape architects will guide them through their site improvement projects at the Kansas City Sculpture Park, the Kansas City Art Institute, the Stowers Institute and the Kauffman Foundation.

More information on the 2012 Central States Conference may be viewed at www.aslacentralstates.com.

About PGASLA

The Prairie Gateway Chapter of The American Society of Landscape Architects (PGASLA) promotes the development, education and awareness of the landscape architecture profession throughout Kansas and Western Missouri.  PGASLA members are dedicated to inspiring the public through work that enhances natural and built environments.  For more information about the chapter, please visit us at www.pgalsa.org.

About ASLA

Founded in 1899, ASLA is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing more than 16,000 members in 48 professional chapters and 68 student chapters.  Learn more about landscape architecture online at www.asla.org.


 

Landscape Architects Speak to the Public about their Professions Role in Water Quality and Safegaurding Public Health

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  23 April 2012

Contact:  Pete Loughlin
Public Relations Committee Chairperson          
Prairie Gateway Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects
(816) 356-5005
lough-clan@juno.com


LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS SPEAK TO THE PUBLIC ABOUT THEIR PROFESSION’S ROLE IN WATER QUALITY AND SAFEGUARDING PUBLIC HEALTH 
 

 

Kansas City, MO - - Landscape architects from the Prairie Gateway Chapter of The American Society of Landscape Architects will gather in Kansas City’s “government district” on April 26th to showcase several design projects where surface and street rainwater is collected and cleansed before it is released into the public storm water sewers and ultimately the Missouri River.

 

In honor of Frederick Law Olmsted’s birthday, professionals will speak to Kansas Citians about the types of projects that allow landscape architects to be leaders in innovative storm water systems and in green infrastructure.   Mr. Olmsted is known for his national public health efforts and he is one of the founders of the landscape architectural profession.  He is famous for his design and development of Central Park in New York City as well as many other great works.   

Citizens interested in talking about health, design and public spaces are invited to join with local professionals on the south side of City Hall on April 26th.  The event will start at 12:00 noon and will finish at 1:30pm. 

 

About PGASLA

The Prairie Gateway Chapter of The American Society of Landscape Architects (PGASLA) promotes the development, education and awareness of the landscape architecture profession throughout Kansas and Western Missouri.  PGASLA members are dedicated to inspiring the public through work that enhances natural and built environments.  For more information about the chapter, please visit us at www.pgalsa.org.

 

About ASLA

Founded in 1899, ASLA is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing more than 16,000 members in 48 professional chapters and 68 student chapters.  Learn more about landscape architecture online at www.asla.org.


 

 

Central States Conference Design Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  8 June 2012
Contact:  Pete Loughlin
Public Relations Committee Chairperson          
Prairie Gateway Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects
(816) 356-5005
lough-clan@juno.com

 

 

CENTRAL STATES CONFERENCE DESIGN AWARDS PRESENTED MAY 3, 2012

 

 

Kansas City, MO--   Landscape architects of the Prairie Gateway Chapter, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) hosted other Midwestern states’ landscape architects for a professional, mid year conference.  The ASLA Central States is comprised of five individual chapters encompassing the seven states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.  This year, the Seventh Annual 2012 Central States Conference was held in Kansas City, Missouri on May 2-4, 2012 at the Country Club Plaza Mariott hotel.  Awards for exceptional achievement in several categories were bestowed on the Midwest’s best professionals in a ceremony during the convention.  The project categories and awardees are as follows:

Communications

            Honor Award for Conservation Buffers - Design Guidelines for Buffers, Corridors and Greenways awarded to USDA/Cary Bentrup.

            Merit Award for Main Street District: Corridor History Program awarded to Confluence.

            Merit Award for Fort Atkinson - Interpretive Audio Tour awarded to Genus Landscape Architects.

Planning and Analysis

            Honor Award for Relieving Food Uncertainty awarded to the Iowa State University Community Design Studio.

            Merit Award for North Riverfront Commerce Corridor awarded to HNTB.

            Merit Award for Municipal Farm: Sustainable Reuse Plan awarded to BNIM.

            Merit Award for Urban Vision Plan for the West Bottoms awarded to KCDC Urban Design Studio.

            Merit Award for Grand Boulevard Streetscape Plan awarded to BNIM and Crandall Arambula.

            Merit Award for University of Iowa: Arts Campus Master Plan awarded to Confluence and Balmori Associates.

            Merit Award for SRTS - Integrating Web awarded to Chris Seeger.

            Merit Award for Downtown Greenspace Vision Plan awarded to the K-State University City Ecologies Studio.

Design - Unbuilt

            Honor Award for The Little Light House awarded to SWT Design.

            Merit Award for Des Moines Water Works Park awarded to Yi Hou.

            Merit Award for Leftovers; Using Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes as a Framework for Gravel Pit Excavations award to Lauren Ewald.

            Merit Award for Decentralize Denver: Closed Loop Wastewater Treatment awarded to Natalie Martell.

            Merit Award for Wild Rice Renaissance awarded to Shengyi Yue.

            Merit Award for Recalibrating for Resistance: An Agrarian EcoReserve Network in the South Platte Basin awarded to Kevin Cunningham and Elise Fagan.

Design - Built

            Honor Award for Novus International Global Headquarters awarded to SWT Design.

            Merit Award for Kansas City Power and Light District awarded to Dring+Young.

            Merit Award for Drake University 28th Street Walkway awarded to Confluence.

            Merit Award for Cleary Courtyard awarded to RDG.

            Merit Award for Saint Louis Zoo South Entry Arrival Experience awarded to SWT Design.

Stewardship

            Stewardship Award for Novus International Global Headquarters awarded to SWT Design.

Excellence

            Award of Excellence for Relieving Food Uncertainty awarded to Iowa State University Community Design Studio.

Alton B. Thomas Award

            Alton B. Thomas Award presented to Alton A. “Tony” Barnes, Jr., FASLA.

Kessler Legacy Award

            Kessler Legacy Award awarded to Leavenworth National Cemetery.

MetroGreen Visionary Award

            MetroGreen Visionary Award awarded to Arkansas River Bicycle Path accepted by City of Wichita, Kansas/Larry D. Hoetmer, ASLA.

 

About PGASLA

The Prairie Gateway Chapter of The American Society of Landscape Architects (PGASLA) promotes the development, education and awareness of the landscape architecture profession throughout Kansas and Western Missouri.  PGASLA members are dedicated to inspiring the public through work that enhances natural and built environments.  For more information about the chapter, please visit us at www.pgalsa.org.

About ASLA

Founded in 1899, ASLA is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing more than 16,000 members in 48 professional chapters and 68 student chapters.  Learn more about landscape architecture online at www.asla.org.

 

 

 

 

 

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Midwest Landscape Architecture Projects Earn Awards at Central States Conference

FOR RELEASE:  11 June 2012
Contact:  Pete Loughlin
Public Relations Committee Chairperson          
Prairie Gateway Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects
(816) 356-5005
lough-clan@juno.com

 

Kansas City, MO -- Landscape architects of the Prairie Gateway Chapter, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) brought home awards from this year’s Central States Conference.  The ASLA Central States is comprised of five individual chapters encompassing the seven states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.  This year, the Seventh Annual 2012 Central States Conference was held in Kansas City, Missouri on May 2-4, 2012 at the Country Club Plaza Marriott hotel.  Chapter Awards (PGASLA only) for exceptional achievement by professional landscape architects or their projects were awarded to the following:

 

Alton B. Thomas Award – Awarded to Alton A. “Tony” Barnes, Jr., FASLA

            The Alton B. Thomas Award is the Prairie Gateway Chapter’s highest honor given to a person who has performed in a manner beyond what would be considered normal with the results directly promoting or enhancing the image of landscape architecture.  Tony Barnes, FASLA, joined the faculty at Kansas State University in 1967, was an outstanding and often-awarded professor, and was instrumental in the growth and success of this now nationally-prominent program.  He also guided the curriculum development and implementation of the graduate program, which is now the primary landscape architecture degree offered at Kansas State.  Tony also served CLARB (Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Board) in numerous capacities for 25 years.  He served as a member of the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB) for 30 years, and just this year retired as chairman of that board.

Kessler Legacy Award – Awarded to Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, KS

            This award recognizes those works of Landscape Architecture that have endured in the Prairie Gateway region and are a viable component of our regional landscape heritage.  The works must be located within the Prairie Gateway boundary, must be constructed and/or completed at least twenty years ago and must remain as viable today as they were when originally completed. Originally called the Landscape Legacy Award, the name was changed to the Kessler Legacy Award to honor George Kessler who first helped promote the City Beautiful movement in Kansas City.  This year’s recipient is the National Cemetery in Leavenworth, KS and is associated with the Western Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers; one of 11 facilities which served as precursors for Veterans Administration Medical Centers.  Today the cemetery encompasses 128.8 acres at the southeast portion of the facility.  The design of the cemetery is attributed to H. W. S. Cleveland, with roads that wind up the hill overlooking the Missouri River valley.  The cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a component of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Medical Center Historic District, the former Western Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, in 1999.  Michael W. Bricker, Cemetery Caretaker Supervisor, accepted the award.

MetroGreen Visionary Award – Awarded to the City of Wichita, Kansas

            The MetroGreen Plan was developed in 1991 by the Prairie Gateway Chapter as a local service project at the conclusion of ASLA’s National Convention held in Kansas City that year.  The MetroGreen Plan identified a regional greenway system for the entire metropolitan area that linked parks, urban spaces and rural greens using a system of trails and bike paths.  This Visionary Award celebrates the vision that the MetroGreen Plan started, and is awarded to the government agency within the PGASLA boundary that conducts outstanding efforts to promote trails and greenways.  The recipient of this year’s award is the Arkansas River Bicycle Path; the longest and most popular bicycle path in Wichita, extending approximately 10 miles along the banks of the Big Arkansas River from 21st Street North to Galena Street on the south.  The crown jewel of this path is located near its midway point; the confluence of the Big and Little Arkansas Rivers and the location of the iconic, Keeper of the Plains.  Two cable-stay bridges were constructed to allow bicycle/pedestrian access across the rivers as well as access to the Keeper of the Plains Plaza.  Larry D. Hoetmer, ASLA, Principal Planner with the City of Wichita, accepted the award.

 

About PGASLA

The Prairie Gateway Chapter of The American Society of Landscape Architects (PGASLA) promotes the development, education and awareness of the landscape architecture profession throughout Kansas and Western Missouri.  PGASLA members are dedicated to inspiring the public through work that enhances natural and built environments.  For more information about the chapter, please visit us at www.pgalsa.org.

About ASLA

Founded in 1899, ASLA is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing more than 16,000 members in 48 professional chapters and 68 student chapters.  Learn more about landscape architecture online at www.asla.org.

 

 

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Call for Entries | APA Missouri State Chapter Awards

The Missouri Chapter of the American Planning Association and the St. Louis Metro Section invite interested members to submit nominations for the Missouri State Chapter Awards Program to be announced at the Chapter Conference on October 10-12, 2012 inKansas City.

Award nomination for the Missouri State Chapter awards may be made in four categories:

  • Plan – a recently completed plan or planning process of outstanding quality and effectiveness.
  • Project, Program, or Tool – a regulation, program, revitalization effort, or other tool of outstanding quality and effectiveness
  • Implementation – implementation of a project or plan that accomplishes its objective in a substantial, timely, and effective manner
  • Special Community Initiative – a planning project that demonstrates the creative and effective use of planning principles, especially in non-traditional situation and application.
  • Outstanding Out-of-State Project by a Missouri Planning Group - a plan, regulation, program, revitalization effort, or other tool of outstanding quality and effectiveness for a project that is not located in the State of Missouri but was completed by a group or firm located and/or headquartered within the State of Missouri.

Nomination may be made by any member of the Missouri Chapter.  A plan or project may be nominated in no more than two categories.  Plans or porjects that received a Missouri Chapter award in a prior year are not eligible for nomination.  Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Questions or to request submission materials may be directed to James Holley at jholley@bluespringsgov.com or 816-228-0124.

 

Local Landscape Architects Creating Temporary Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  14 September 2012
Contact:  Pete Loughlin
Public Relations Committee Chairperson          
Prairie Gateway Chapter of The American Society of Landscape Architects
(816)356-5005
lough-clan@juno.com

  

LOCAL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS CREATING TEMPORARY PARK
On-Street Parking Space to be Transformed 

Kansas City, MO, September 21, 2012  -  The Prairie Gateway Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects will be installing an urban park at 47th Street and Central on the Country Club Plaza. The temporary park will be installed for one day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on September 21st  in celebration of PARK(ing) Day.  PARK(ing) Day is an annual, worldwide event that invites citizens everywhere to transform dedicated parking spots into temporary parks for the public good. (www.parkingday.org)

Converting parking to parks challenges people to rethink the way streets are used. Creating a temporary park in an area surrounded by paving and hard surfaces calls to attention the need for visual and physical respites from the often inhospitable urban fabric.  Transforming a parking space also signifies a need to move away from vehicular-focused transit toward alternate modes, including designing streets to favor bicycle and pedestrian traffic.

 

About PGASLA
The Prairie Gateway Chapter of The American Society of Landscape Architects (PGASLA) promotes the development, education and awareness of the landscape architecture profession throughout Kansasand western Missouri.  PGASLA members are dedicated to inspiring the public through work that enhances natural and built environments.  For more information about the chapter, please visit us at www.pgalsa.org.

About ASLA
Founded in 1899, ASLA is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing more than 16,000 members in 48 professional chapters and 68 student chapters.  Learn more about landscape architecture online at www.asla.org.

 

Community Garden to be Planted in Raytown


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  10 October 2012
Contact:  Elisa Bedsworth, Manager
Raytown’s 63rdStreetCommunityGarden         
(816) 401-3069
sixtythirdstreetcg@yahoo.com 

 

        COMMUNITY GARDEN TO BE PLANTED IN RAYTOWN 

Raytown, MO, October 15, 2012  -  Members of The Raytown Main Street Association’s  63rd Street Community Gardens group will be installing an urban, community garden at 9400 East 63rd Street adjacent to downtown Raytown. The community gardens will be installed in a fenced area on the grounds of existing horse stables there.  Gardeners from the University of Missouri Extension’s  educational program, Homeschool Eating From The Garden, will initiate the plantings at 10:00am on Monday, October 15th and Raytown residents are invited to attend and possibly consider signing up for a spot of their own. 

“These gardens will be similar to the sister gardens at the Rice Tremonti home site with raised wooden beds and rich planting soils.” said Elisa Bedsworth, Manager of the Raytown63rdStreetGardens.  “Individual community members may rent a 4’ by 12’ bed for a year at a reasonable cost which may be further reduced, based on their income.  The idea here is to provide a venue where people can grow their own healthy food who may not otherwise have an opportunity to do so.” 

Classes on gardening topics are being planned for later this fall and are to be held in an adjacent class room at the stable complex.  Topics will range from seed selection, to produce canning. 

 

About Community Gardens

Raytown’s 63rd Street Community Garden exists to provide fresh produce and nutrition education as well as satisfying labor, personal exercise, sense of community and connection to the environment.  The gardens will operate under the auspices of the Kansas City Community Gardens organization.  For more information on Kansas City Community Gardens, visit kccg.org.

 

 About Raytown Main Street Association

The Raytown Main Street Association works with City leaders to help our community bring downtown back to life using a Four Point Approach:

Design: Enhancing the physical appearance of the commercial district by rehabilitating historic buildings, encouraging supportive new construction, developing sensitive design management systems, and long-term planning.

Organization: Building consensus and cooperation among the many groups and individuals who have a role in the revitalization process.

Promotion: Marketing the traditional commercial district's assets to customers, potential investors, new businesses, local citizens and visitors.

Economic Restructuring: Strengthening the district's existing economic base while finding ways to expand it to meet new opportunities -- and challenges from outlying development.

For more information on Raytown Main Street Association, visit their web site at RaytownMainStreet.org.