Nissan’s New ESD Building with WSUD landscape

July 23, 2008,AEDT

An exceptional feature of Nissan Americas is the 2.5-acre wetlands, now thriving due to Nissan’s investment in its restoration. In an effort to restore natural balance to the area while enhancing biodiversity and natural beauty, Nissan has planted more than 50,000 plants native to Middle Tennessee. The wetlands, located on | Read More

Green roofs improving

July 21, 2008,AEDT

In the past 10 years, green roofs in Portland have come a long way. Jason King, a landscape architect with GreenWorks PC, said constant sharing among those in the design community helps him and others learn from mistakes and advance green roof designs. “It’s amazing to see how much better | Read More

The Landscape Institute and the Trees and Design Action Group

July 21, 2008,AEDT

Championing the value of large trees in the urban environment The environmental, economic and social benefits of trees are well documented. Members of The Landscape Institute routinely work to ensure that trees form an integral part of the urban landscape and public realm. However, the valuable contribution made by large-growing | Read More

BDP acquires Khandekar

July 16, 2008,AEDT

Several news outlets have reported that BDP has acquired Khandekar – a 30 strong Netheralands urban planning and landscape firm. BDP with more than 1200 staff across 15 studios many working in architecture, interiors and engineering adds a Khandekar to strengthen its business and gain market share in India. The | Read More

Earthquake museum preliminary planning complete – People’s Daily Online

July 15, 2008,AEDT

According to the Urban Planning Bureau of Miaoyang City in Sichuan Province, preliminary planning for an earthquake museum in Beichuan, which has received much public attention and concern, has been completed. Beichuan County suffered heavy damage from the May 12 earthquake in Wenchuan; the county seat was virtually flattened. Mianyang | Read More

New parks in the capital

July 13, 2008,AEDT

The Phnom Penh Post reports that the new and improved parks are providing Phnom Penh residents some much-needed respite from the squeeze of the capital city’s increasingly cramped quarters. The Wat Botom, Hun Sen, Vimean Ekreach and Wat Phnom parks have all undergone makeovers and are drawing hoards of locals | Read More

Public hold key to $25m city facelift – NZ Herald

July 11, 2008,AEDT

Aucklanders have three weeks to comment on a $25 million plan to revitalise Aotea Square and turn it into the city’s premier civic open space, able to host events for 20,000 people. Urban design professionals are divided over the draft plans for the square, which opened in 1979 and has | Read More

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