Imagine: Rain, rain, stored away

January 17, 2008,AEDT

Savvy designers are helping homeowners collect and reuse storm water rather than see it all wash away. WHILE you watched much-needed showers race down the driveway and spill into street drains two weeks ago, did you perhaps think: How can | Read More

The Sustainable Landscape

January 16, 2008,AEDT

Visualize a lush, green expanse of lawn surrounded by vibrant beds of flower blossoms anchored by ornamental shrubs. Tall, majestic trees loom overhead. Silent butterflies float and bees buzz happily, gathering nectar and pollinating. Joy filled birds dart from branch | Read More

NZILA Conference registrations open

January 16, 2008,AEDT

The 2008 NZILA SHIFT Conference will highlight and discuss these emerging modes of design practice in the context of the fluid and unpredictable nature of urban change. A diverse range of speakers will consider legal and planning implications, contemporary design | Read More

Chongqing to spend $13b on housing

January 15, 2008,AEDT

Chongqing municipality will spend 100 billion yuan ($13.8 billion) over the next five years on the demolition and renovation of all old and dangerous houses in its nine urban districts, officials have said. The mammoth project aims to build affordable | Read More

L.I. to address workplace shortages

January 12, 2008,AEDT

The Landscape Institute is set to launch a major new campaign to promote the study of landscape architecture at university. “I want to be a landscape architect” will raise awareness of the benefits of landscape architecture as a career option | Read More

IBI, Landplan team up in world of urban design

January 12, 2008,AEDT

The Calgary office of IBI Group, a multi-disciplinary organization offering services in the areas of urban land, facilities, transportation and systems, has welcomed Landplan Associates in a merger that will operate as a unit of IBI under the name of | Read More

Fifteen Group Unveils Vision for Model Community

January 12, 2008,AEDT

Fifteen Group Land & Development LLC today announced a plan to redevelop the 1930s era-Wyvernwood Garden Apartments into a 21st century, sustainable community that increases the amount of rental and for-sale housing, retail and commercial space in Boyle Heights. Los | Read More

Eastview park to be ‘one of a kind’

January 12, 2008,AEDT

City hall is looking at creating a “one-of-a-kind” park for pollinators – including bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and moths – as part of its plans for turning the former Eastview landfill site into a big community park. “It’s going to be | Read More

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