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

Uncontrolled outdoor advertising floods Ukrainian capital

August 7, 2008,AEDT

Caught in a blizzard of outdoor advertising, Kyiv seems to have turned into a slick commercial capital. But while some find the advertising blitzkrieg alluring and profitable, others are desperately trying to cut through the clutter. Read more @ the SOURCE: Kyiv Post – Uncontrolled outdoor advertising floods Ukrainian capital.

New entrance at Vale do Lobo

August 7, 2008,AEDT

JARDIM VISTA, led by Richard Westcott, has recently landscaped a new entrance at one of the Algarve’s most prestigious tourist resorts – Vale do Lobo. Read more @ the SOURCE: Euro Weekly News – New entrance at Vale do Lobo

Going native right for Aotea Square, claims landscape architect

August 6, 2008,AEDT

A native planting theme makes a nice, simple statement for Aotea Square, says landscape architect Rod Barnett. Mr Barnett, part of the team that has come up with a proposed $25 million makeover of Aotea Square, yesterday hit back at criticism over the loss of flower beds and exotic trees. | Read More

Eco-towns: a design for life – Times Online

August 5, 2008,AEDT

Eco-towns: a design for lifeThey could be the answer to our housing and carbon-footprint problems, so why are people opposed to new towns? SOURCE: Eco-towns: a design for life – Times Online.

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