Arup are one of of the leaders in planning of green cities, well known as the designers of Dontang Eco-City, which although sadly seemingly now downgraded was a seminal model for similar projects worldwide.
Their competition winning C-Life -City as a Living Factory of Ecology for the Jatkasaari brownfield develpeoment in Helsinki FInland is equally interesting and state of the art in Sustainable design as it takes a significant portion of its input from public engagement with future users, which is remarkable for an engineering oriented approach.
The Arup Journal profiled here although heavily biased to engineering contains some interesting articles on landscape interventions as well – look especially at 3/2009 with an article on Songdo IBD Central Park, Korea. This also gives me an opportunity to profile Arup’s contribution to sustainable design along with their remarkable engineering acomplishments continues the tradition of their founder Ove Arup.
via dA Digital Lab