Announcements

Nevue Ngan Associates received a 2011 ASLA Honor Award in the Communications category for the firm's development of the San Mateo County Sustainable Green Streets and Parking Lots Design Guidebook. The guidebook is designed to help the user identify green street and parking lot retrofit opportunities, provide solutions to common implementation barriers and offer strategies on how to best design, construct, and maintain successful projects. www.asla.org/2011awards and www.asla.org/2011awards/500.html

Nevue Ngan Associates facilitated community discussion sessions by illustrating design alternatives for a new dedicated natural burial area at River View Cemetery. Based on strong interest from the meetings, River View Cemetery is exploring the designation of a larger, more ecologically diverse part of its property. The expanded features a stream with natural vegetation addition to amenities such as trails, benches and ceremonial spaces. The new burial area is expected to open 2012. 

Meadow Waye Park in Beaverton, Oregon is now complete and will serve the community as a practice site for youth soccer and multi-sport pick-up games and as an open space for neighborhood use. Amid growing density, athletic fields like the one at Meadow Waye are much needed and part of the district wide upgrades. Under the Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation 2008 voter approved bond measure, Meadow Waye Park is the first new park completed. Play equipment, bike racks, stormwater swales, new signage, benches and picnic tables are incorporated into the park.

Produced by the Portland Sustainability Institute, this annual conference focues on neighborhood-scale sustainability. Kevin Robert Perry joined a panel on the topic of Infrastructure, "Grey to Green: Portland’s Green Streets Strategy." The three-day forum is designed to complement the Portland Sustainability Institute’s EcoDistricts Initiative and to catalyze the conversation on Portland’s sustainable development at the district scale.  Biographies of speakers and Power Point presentations are available at the website.  www.ecodistrictssummit.com

International acclaim from Landscape magazine, a monthly publication targeting landscape professionals in the Middle East, has published the article, From "Grey to Green," featuring world-wide examples of successfully retrofitted green infrastructure. Nevue Ngan Associates' recently completed conceptual design for the SW Montgomery Green Street was included in the article.  download here >

Portland-based Nevue Ngan Associates was awarded the 2009 California American Planning Association award for Innovation in Green Community Planning. The honor was presented for the firm's development of the San Mateo County Sustainable Green Streets and Parking Lots Design Guidebook. The guidebook has national significance by providing a "toolbox" of strategies to designers, builders, municipal staff, and interested groups to develop local green streets and green parking lots. read more >

Kevin Robert Perry of Nevue Ngan Associates was invited to present three projects at the 2010 ASLA Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. on September 11, 12, and 13th. These presentations are available for download.

This first-time conference was aimed at professionals improving the performance and sustainability of our streets and highways. Kevin Robert Perry joined transportation planning and design experts in Denver, Colorodo for the 2010 Green Streets and Green Highways Conference.  Kevin presented the San Mateo County Sustainable Green Streets and Parking Lots Design Guidebook and the SW Montgomery Green Street Concept Plan.  http://content.asce.org/conferences/greenstreets-highways2010/index.html