THE English have their allotments; in Sydney we use the streets. In a variation on guerilla gardening, Sydneysiders are moving veggie plots from the backyard to the street verge, and converting formerly fallow public land into mini-market gardens. read more @ the SOURCE: The Sydney Morning Herald – green and | Read More
Schmidt Hammer Lassen is working on the masterplan for an 481,000m2 eco-town, named EcoBay, overlooking the Baltic Sea near Tallinn in Estonia, to house 6,000 people. Read more @ the SOURCE: Schmidt Hammer Lassen masterplans eco-town for Estonia – Building.co.uk
The Mayor, Boris Johnson has this week launched the London Planning Awards and is calling for planners, developers and architects to enter projects that display industry excellence and will positively impact the capital for decades to come. read more @ the SOURCE: 24dash.com – Boris Johnson searches for timeless designs | Read More
“The Pentagon memorial will be inaugurated today 7 years after 9/11. This memorial is the result of a competition won by KBAS Studio, who worked closely with the familiars of the victims. Pre fabrication and computer modelling where vital on the design and construction process of this memorial.” For pictures | Read More
Oklahoma has a unique history that differentiates it from any other state in the nation. Oklahoma’s newest earthen architectural landform, the “Central Promontory Mound” located at the American Indian Cultural Center & Museum (AICCM) is rising proudly on the Oklahoma River. Strategically positioned at the intersection of I-35 and I-40, | Read More
The Landscape Institute today welcomed the Mayor of London’s proposals for more green spaces in the capital as part of his climate change adaptation strategy and stressed the importance of a green infrastructure approach to planning. Read more @ the SOURCE: Landscape Institute welcomes Mayor’s plans for ‘greener’ London.
Part 2 of the great article about landscape architects by Michael Spencer Make It Green: What IS Landscape Architecture, Part II : News : Naples Daily News.
Gulf Landscaping organisers UK’s CMPi have announced their support for the 2030 initiative – Estidama – devised to make Abu Dhabi the sustainability capital of the Middle East. “We support the initiative as it is an integrated program to devise guidelines and regulations for sustainable (green) design, operation | Read More
After 33 years, Chennai has got its second master plan, and much hope is placed on it to positively shape the metroplis. However, even before the plan could be implemented through a Government Order, an important railway link has been dropped and land uses are changed. The recent fire accident | Read More
CONSTRUCTION of the world’s second seven star hotel will begin in Sanya, Hainan Province this year with a budget of up to 2 billion yuan (US$292 million). The 120-meter-high hotel is expected to open to the public in 2011. It will be managed by Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Inc, which | Read More