Homebush Bay tree felling for V8 Supercars

July 31, 2009,AEST

One of the landscape architecture firms involved in designing Homebush Bay – the host site of the 2000 Olympics has come out in outrage that 147 trees have been felled for a motor car race to be held once a | Read More

Houston Zoo starting work on $50 million African Forest

July 29, 2009,AEST

Houston Zoo(existing exhibit) – Image Source: Flickr – Tracy_N_Brandon Houston Chronicle reports Moving away from the concept of bars and cages, the Houston Zoo in September will break ground for a $50 million African Forest, a 6.5-acre exhibit…… Jim Brighton, | Read More

Vertical Landscape – the only way is up – Gizmag

July 29, 2009,AEST

Darren Quick writes at Gizmag ……..This shortage of land in many cities has unfortunately also led to a scarcity of natural vegetation in urban settings. We’ve looked at several vertical-farming concepts – dedicated buildings that provide space to grow crops | Read More

In the News – 28th July

July 28, 2009,AEST

Kenya to build Africa’s biggest windfarm as rains fail and hydropower falters – guardian.co.uk Workshop to target invasive plant species – FARMINGTON – Sun Journal Dougco parks embrace sustainable landscapes – Castle Rock – Yourhub.com Green toilets win sustainability award | Read More

A sustainable park grows in Allston – The Boston Globe

July 28, 2009,AEST

A sustainable park grows in Allston – The Boston Globe Harvard University planners, Boston redevelopment officials, and a Cambridge landscape design firm are working together to reincarnate the 1.74-acre space, behind the Honan-Allston branch of the public library, into a | Read More

Urban Footpaths Find Support – Moscow Times

July 28, 2009,AEST

Moscow Times reports Look at Moscow from the air and you’ll see a network of little muddy tracks, skipping over metal railings and concrete barriers, and ignoring the official, paved paths. Urban planning student Fyodor Novikov said he never really | Read More

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