Something from Nothing – Sasaki Feaure in The Boston Globe

June 23, 2008,AEDT

Why would a company want employees diving into its trash bins? Because at Sasaki Associates, one of the country’s hottest landscape and urban-design firms that’s shaping the Olympic village in Beijing, life is all about salvaging good from bad. FOREST PARK IS A LARGE GREEN space on the northern fringes | Read More

Is it time for ‘Toronto, the Green?’ – TheStar.com

June 23, 2008,AEDT

Politicians, business leaders and advocacy groups across the GTA will launch a plan tomorrow to make this the greenest urban region in the world. “It’s amazing. Everyone believes this is an idea whose time has come,” says Eva Ligeti, who heads the non-profit Clean Air Partnership. “Greening Greater Toronto” will | Read More

An art center worth the climb – The Boston Globe

June 22, 2008,AEDT

The Clark is one of the country’s best small art museums, and in Stone Hill Center, which opens today, it has added a wonderful piece of architecture. The architect is Japan’s Tadao Ando, the 1995 winner of the Pritzker Prize, architecture’s equivalent of the Nobel. Stone Hill houses a mix | Read More

Permeable hardscapes let the water soak in

June 21, 2008,AEDT

San Franciso Chronicle has published a practical artile on permeable pavement – sort of a Sustainable Landscape Design 101 Does your driveway look like a patchwork quilt, with raised and sunken surfaces; chipped, off-color mortar stuffed into jagged cracks; and a generation’s worth of oil, paint and mold stains? Has | Read More

Where’s our Central Park? – Los Angeles Times

June 21, 2008,AEDT

Great cities have great urban parks. Central Park in New York, Millennium Park in Chicago, Washington’s Mall. They are magnets for the key ingredients that make a successful city center: housing and hotels, shops and cafes, museums and concert halls, public festivals and recreation from active sports to leisurely strolling. | Read More

Target Center roof going green

June 20, 2008,AEDT

Another major “green roof” project is set to move forward atop a high-profile building in downtown Minneapolis. City officials are putting together construction documents for a green roof over Target Center, even as the city – with help from a project team led by RSP Architects – continues the job | Read More

World-Class Design and Sustainable Development Take the Spotlight at 38th Los Angeles Architectural Awards

June 20, 2008,AEDT

Los Angeles Business Council (LABC) honored the region’s finest architecture design projects, including the new Los Angeles Green Building Award, at the 38th Annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards. The Awards Program, which recognizes entire project teams (architects, developers and contractors), spotlighted the abundance of world-class architecture and sustainable development being | Read More

First Landscape Park Opens in Sochi :: Russia-InfoCentre

June 20, 2008,AEDT

The first landscape mini-park has opened in the Russian city of Sochi. On the territory of the park visitors can get acquainted with various forms of the urban environment organization, including an unusual fountain made from solitary and gardens of cactuses of different shapes. Besides, on the territory of the | Read More

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