Maine Today reports
“A proposal for an arboretum at Fort Williams Park gained unanimous approval from the town Planning Board on Tuesday night.
Backers of the project now will embark on a private fundraising campaign. They hope to raise $80,000 to construct the first phase of the arboretum, on roughly half an acre that would be visible from the park’s main entrance.”
SOURCE: MaineToday.com | News Update: Arboretum approved for Fort Williams.
“Nakheel PJSC, the state-owned developer planning a kilometre-high tower in Dubai, will scale back some of its projects because of the global economic slowdown.”
SOURCE: Gulfnews: Nakheel to scale back projects on slowdown.
Los Angeles, CA (Vocus/PRWEB ) November 18, 2008 — The Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach, CA. was one of six competition winners at the 2008 AFLA Green Gala, hosted by the Los Angeles chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. Jim Wirick, Managing Principal at LPA Inc., accepted the award at the Wallis Annenberg Building in Los Angeles.
SOURCE: PRweb.com – Los Angeles Architects Recognize Top Green Design Firm.
San Francisco Chroncile reprts that
“Susan Van Atta, from Santa Barbara, is explicitly engaged in ecological restoration in many of her Southern California projects. Bernard Trainor, now in Monterey but active from the Carmel Valley to Marin County, says his gardens aren’t about replicating nature. But both converged on similar themes: looking at natural landscapes for inspiration and, as Trainor puts it, “learning tricks from nature and applying them.”
SOURCE: SFgate.com – Landscape designers apply nature’s tricks.