SNRE students contribute to winning paper on climate change

April 17, 2008,AEDT

Global climate change and coastal brownfield redevelopment are two subjects that on the surface don’t play well together. But a group of University of Michigan graduate students, including four from its School of Natural Resources and Environment ( SNRE ), have come up with an award-winning strategy. Their proposal calls | Read More

2008 CSLA EXCELLENCE & RECOGNITION AWARDS

April 17, 2008,AEDT

(OTTAWA) – The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) is pleased to announce that 26 projects located in Canada as well as in South Korea, Cuba and the United States have won national and regional recognition in the prestigious 2008 CSLA Awards of Excellence in Landscape Architecture. In addition, the | Read More

CSLA’s New Executive

April 17, 2008,AEDT

2008-09 CSLA Executive: Cathy Sears of Calgary Becomes President, Linda Irvine of Markham is President-Elect of Canada’s National Landscape Architecture Association Cathy Sears, a vice president and leader for Stantec’s Planning & Landscape Architecture practice, was appointed President of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) during the organization’s annual | Read More

Urban forest grows in Soweto

April 15, 2008,AEDT

The target is to plant 200 000 trees in dry and dusty Soweto by the end of the year. Already well on the way, City Parks has a number of tree-planting projects on the go. WITH thousands more trees being planted in the dusty, denuded areas of Soweto, this area | Read More

CABE – Designing streets for people – not traffic

April 15, 2008,AEDT

Most streets in this country are failing pedestrians, and need to become destinations again, and not simply ways of getting traffic from A to B. Radical new thinking in urban street design may point the way forward. Civilised streets, a new report from CABE, sets out the opportunities and challenges | Read More

ADB invests US$4m for water projects in China

April 15, 2008,AEDT

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is investing $4 million in a new company that will help promote public-private partnerships in water supply and sanitation in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The new company, Asia Infrastructure Project Development Company (AIPC), will help local governments develop projects in water supply, sanitation | Read More

Discovery Green, Houston opens

April 13, 2008,AEDT

Downtown Houston celebrated the Grand Opening of Discovery Green and the start of the Spring/Summer programming season at the park. The Discovery Green Family Day opening featured 12 acres of urban green space including a one-acre lake, children’s playground, interactive water features, amphitheater stage and slope, small and large dog | Read More

Conceptual gardens: It’s all in the mind – Telegraph

April 12, 2008,AEDT

Conceptualism is the “next big thing” in garden design: there is an international conference on the topic in July at Tate Britain, a new book seeks to define it, and it has gone mainstream by dint of the conceptual gardens section at Hampton Court Flower Show. But we can be | Read More

Views sought on HK harbourfront options

April 12, 2008,AEDT

The Planning Department has launched the Stage 2 Public Engagement for the New Central Harbourfront Urban Design Study to seek views on the concepts for the re-assembly of Queen’s Pier and reconstruction of the old Star Ferry Clock Tower. The department today said the urban design framework for the new | Read More

Field Operations wins Shelby Farms Park Masterplan Competition

April 11, 2008,AEDT

Landscape architect James Corner unveiled plans yesterday for creating America’s largest urban park in Memphis: a 4,500-acre site, five-times the size of Manhattan’s Central Park. Corner’s firm, Field Operations, beat out Hargreaves Associates and Tom Leader Studio, the other finalists in a six-month competition to master plan Shelby Farms, a | Read More

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