Vancouver buys building, first of 12 planned sites – globeandmail.com

August 16, 2008,AEDT

The city of Vancouver has purchased a two-storey building at 514 Alexander Street for approximately $860,000, and the 20 single-occupancy units currently on the property will be upgraded to provide supportive housing. This comes on the heels of last week’s approval of 12 city-owned sites for social housing. read more | Read More

‘Superblocks add to green space’ – The Jakarta Post

August 16, 2008,AEDT

Public parks within superblocks run by private developers can alleviate the lack of green public space and help urban revitalization, an expert said Friday. “The city administration needs to revitalize the city but doesn’t have the cash. So permitting private superblocks is a part of urban revitalization,” University of Indonesia | Read More

Making your garden grow sustainably

August 16, 2008,AEDT

Landscape architect Kate Bridger outlines the latest thinking on landscaping newly-built developments and designing sustainable gardens. SOURCE: icNewcastle – Making your garden grow sustainably.

Creating an environment to foil crimes

August 14, 2008,AEDT

THE harmonisation of landscaping and the enhancing of street lighting are two essential aspects in environmental design that the Selangor state government can implement to help curb crime in residential areas, according to a Chinese association in Klang. Read more @ the SOURCE: the star online – Creating an environment | Read More

Shanghai closes in on green roof target – China Daily

August 12, 2008,AEDT

Shanghai is well on the way to turning most of its rooftops green. The Shanghai landscaping administration bureau said Monday that so far more than 95,000 sq m of rooftops have been covered in grass and shrubs, very close to the annual target of 100,000 sq m. The city will | Read More

Top 20 Indian cities hold keys to urban growth-The Economic Times

August 10, 2008,AEDT

Economic Times of India reports that Twenty top boom cities in India are projected to have their household income grow at 10% annually over the next 8 years, and they already account for 60% of the surplus income (income minus expenditure) generated at present. Even as businesses search for promising new | Read More

A DIY Guide To Building A Green Roof Hits The Virtual Shelves.

August 10, 2008,AEDT

London, England. Two of the UK’s leading proponents of green roofs have teamed up to produce ‘THE DIY GUIDE TO GREEN & LIVING ROOFS’ – a guide aimed at individuals with a Do-It-Yourself inclination along with those having trouble persuading local contractors to take up the challenge of installing a | Read More

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