Work begins on Preston parks restoration

November 30, 2009,AEDT

lep.co.uk reports Work to restore two Lancashire parks to their original Victorian designs has under way. Diggers moved into the wet and muddy Avenham and Miller Parks to kick off phase two of the multi-million pound restoration project. It has been made possible due to £2.35m of funding which was | Read More

Putting the green in the O.C. Great Park

November 30, 2009,AEDT

latimes.com reports Emile Haddad has of what would become the site of the Orange County Great Park and the location of his biggest development project dates from 1986…… The cost and pace of work on the project, which at the moment consists of a tethered balloon ride and a small | Read More

Malaysian designers told to return to rain forest and cultural roots

November 30, 2009,AEDT

The Star.com.my reports A prominent landscape designer urged Malaysian designers to put natural beauty and art back into its garden designs and return to her tropical forest roots. Made Wijaya, a landscape designer, said local designers should look towards the rich local culture like those in Kelantan and Terengganu for | Read More

Plan to make Dubai greener with grass car parks

November 29, 2009,AEDT

The National newspaper reports Dubai is about to become a little greener, and its car parks a little softer underfoot. As part of its efforts to increase the amount of green space, the municipality announced plans yesterday to gradually replace the concrete and sand surfaces of all car parks with | Read More

Atkins: Another two years of recession

November 27, 2009,AEDT

Architects Journal recently reported that the chief of Atkins has warned that …We are in for another two years of recession…. Although on the positive side he also intimated that we are at the bottom of the recession. read the full article at the [SOURCE: Architects Journal – Expect another two years | Read More

Edinburgh College of Art launches its ‘Vision’ of academic research

November 27, 2009,AEDT

Edinburgh College of Art is delighted to launch Vision, a major new publication about its current and future research projects in the creative disciplines. A lavishly illustrated book, Vision includes focus features on the College’s current research groups as well as profiles of over 100 staff and their ‘visions’ of | Read More

Plans submitted for Paignton seafront playground

November 27, 2009,AEDT

thisissouthdevon.co.uk reports DETAILS of the new £500,000 Lottery-funded playground for Paignton seafront have been submitted to Torbay Council. The ideas by landscape architect Rob McGuiness at Bay architectural firm Kay Elliott include a timber board walk bridging the play area and offering views in both directions; earth mounds between two | Read More

Guelph students present ideas for pit rehabilitation

November 27, 2009,AEDT

Recently University of Guelph landscape architecture students presented design concepts for rehabilitation of  Puslinch quarries. Concepts included wind-turbines to power local industry, resorts, cottages, golf courses, recreational facilities, lakes, wetlands, and trails. The concepts showed numerous uses and activities to enable the park to be used year-round. GuelphMercury.com cited Puslinch Councillor | Read More

Polnoon: Scotland’s first eco-village

November 26, 2009,AEDT

Herald Scotland reports Scotland’s first eco-friendly village is set to be built on the outskirts of Glasgow.The pioneering development would see a low-carbon village called Polnoon created near Eaglesham, in East Renfrewshire.The Scottish Government has worked with developers on the design of the community, which they are dubbing the “conservation | Read More

Green group criticizes delay of wetlands protection plan

November 25, 2009,AEDT

Calgary Herald reports Environmentalists are disappointed that another plan for Alberta‘s water resources pushes back to at least 2012 a strategy for protecting wetlands. “After a decade of debate and the loss of thousands of hectares of wetlands in Alberta, we can no longer afford to delay taking action to | Read More

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