Work begins on Preston parks restoration

November 30, 2009,AEST

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 | Read More

Putting the green in the O.C. Great Park

November 30, 2009,AEST

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 | Read More

Plan to make Dubai greener with grass car parks

November 29, 2009,AEST

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 | Read More

Atkins: Another two years of recession

November 27, 2009,AEST

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 | Read More

Plans submitted for Paignton seafront playground

November 27, 2009,AEST

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 | Read More

Guelph students present ideas for pit rehabilitation

November 27, 2009,AEST

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 | Read More

Polnoon: Scotland’s first eco-village

November 26, 2009,AEST

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 | Read More

Green group criticizes delay of wetlands protection plan

November 25, 2009,AEST

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, | Read More

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