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Discovery Communications Headquarters
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The Dell at the University of Virginia
The Dell at the University of Virginia

Enhancing the practice and benefits of landscape architecture in Virginia through advocacy, education, and service.


Livable Communities Forum

Partnership for Smarter Growth (PSG) will join with Virginia Center for Architecthure (VCA) and other partners to examine livable communicate and the meaning of "livable" in the various localities in the Richmond region. They will identify areas of revitalization efforts that embrace the principles of livability, and discuss ways in which other communties may apply the principles to increase their economic, environmental and physical health.

Register today for Livable Communties Forum. Space is limited!

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

ODELL, Power Plants @ Lucky Strike
2700 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23223

Presentations and discussion lead by:

Lauren Bell - Programs Manager, Virginia Center for Architecture
The 10 Principles of Livable Communities
Marcia DuBois - Livable Communities Coordinator, Virginia Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services
Impact of livable communities on aging and disabled populations
Lane Pearson - Attorney; former General Counsel and Program Director, Better Housing Coalition
Strategies for creating livable communities in the Richmond region
Nick Cooper - Senior Project Designer, ODELL
Adaptive reuse of the American Tobacco Company Lucky Strike Power Plant

Register here 



Call for Entries: Inform Awards

Inform Magazine announces the call for entries to the 23rd annual Inform Awards. The program is intended to recognize and encourage outstanding LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, INTERIOR DESIGN, and OBJECT DESIGN. Award winners in both the Honor and Merit categories will be featured in a special section of Inform magazine and announced to the public.

The Inform Awards are open to anyone in Inform magazine’s primary circulation area—architects, interior designers, landscape architects, furniture designers, industrial designers, students, and faculty. Your business address must be located in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, the District of Columbia, or North Carolina. All work submitted must have been completed after January 1, 2008.

Read the fine print or enter onlineAfter entering, you can upload your project submittal here enter online.


March 21, 2014: Registration closes

March 28, 2014: Project submissions must be received by 4 p.m.

April 18, 2014: Winners will be announced by Inform Magazine and

May 16, 2014: Winners appear in a special section of Inform Magazine.



Virginia Beach Flood Maps Open House

Public Open House scheduled for March 26, 2014

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Municipal Center, Building 19

2416 Courthouse Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23456

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released updates to the flood maps, known as Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), for the City of Virginia Beach.

The City of Virginia Beach will hold a Flood Risk Open House on the updates in Building 19, 2416 Courthouse Drive, in the Municipal Center on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Property owners are encouraged to learn more about their risk for flooding and view the updates shown on the preliminary maps. City staff will be available to answer flood risk questions and explain the preliminary maps using interactive flood maps for those attending.

Additional information is also available at 

Residents with questions can contact Rebecca Lear, CFM, at 757-385-1948 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  


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