EFLA – Winter Newsletter No.18 Available

December 19, 2007,AEDT

The year is coming to an end. 2007 EFLA General Assembly took place at the end of October in Brussels – it certainly was one of the largest ever. EFLA ExCo decided to have the Seminar and General Assembly at | Read More

DEFRA consultation – Landscape Institute

December 19, 2007,AEDT

DEFRA is currently in consultation on the review of schedule 9 to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and a ban on the sale of certain non-native species. Pages 12 to 23 and 27 to 31 are perhaps of most | Read More

Cities cultivate 2 types of green

December 18, 2007,AEDT

Squatting on the roof of a row house with a panoramic view of the sewage plants and warehouses that surround the South Bronx, James Wells sounds like a tree-hugger. He photographs the progress of seedlings he planted on the roof, | Read More

5 greening master plans to launch in Sept in Hong Kong

December 18, 2007,AEDT

Greening master plans for Sheung Wan, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay, Mong Kok and Yau Ma Tei will be implemented in September, the Development Bureau says. It has proposed creating a directorate post to boost professional landscape architectural expertise within Government. | Read More

Madrona Woods creek again flows free

December 18, 2007,AEDT

For decades, the cool, clear water from springs in the city-owned Madrona Woods flowed through stormwater pipes into Lake Washington. But no more. Madrona residents are taking back their creeks. Seattle landscape architect Peggy Gaynor, who has worked on rerouting | Read More

Force of nature weighs in on Presidio plan

December 18, 2007,AEDT

If you don’t like Gap founder Donald Fisher’s proposal to erect a modern-looking modern art museum in San Francisco’s Presidio, Lawrence Halprin is on your side. Colorful and commanding, the 91-year-old landscape architect is no stranger to the Presidio: He | Read More

SPG Solar Installs 69 Kilowatt Solar PV System

December 18, 2007,AEDT

MCA Architecture Planning Interiors, Payroll Masters and vanderToolen Associates, in partnership with SPG Solar, Inc., announced today the completion of a 69 kW roof-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) powered energy system at their headquarters in Napa. “As a landscape architectural firm | Read More

‘Disneyfication’ of NY city Parks?

December 17, 2007,AEDT

GREENWICH VILLAGE. Last week’s dispute over the cost of relocating Washington Square’s fountain is just the latest wrinkle in a longer debate that’s sure to continue. A request to interview Parks Dept. designer George Vellonakis was denied, but the National | Read More

Going green with a cycleway above the streets

December 17, 2007,AEDT

LIKE the walkways built in the canopies above rainforests, North Sydney Council hopes to lift pedestrians and cyclists above the urban jungle, with an ambitious plan to build an elevated path running from the southern end of the Harbour Bridge | Read More

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