Vertical Landscape – the only way is up – Gizmag

Darren Quick writes at Gizmag

……..This shortage of land in many cities has unfortunately also led to a scarcity of natural vegetation in urban settings. We’ve looked at several vertical-farming concepts – dedicated buildings that provide space to grow crops in city centers – but a new architectural system from Vertical Landscapes (VL) seeks to invite nature back into our cities on a broader scale.

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In the News – 28th July

Kenya to build Africa’s biggest windfarm as rains fail and hydropower falters – guardian.co.uk

Workshop to target invasive plant species – FARMINGTON – Sun Journal

Dougco parks embrace sustainable landscapes – Castle Rock – Yourhub.com

Green toilets win sustainability award – Mid Sussex District – Clickgreen.org.uk

More trails, shelters part of proposal in upgrade to Capital Springs Rec Area – Madison WI -The Capital Times

8 states sign High-speed Rail agreement – Chicago Breaking News Center

Park to commemorate Paralympics launched – Malaysia

TheStar.com.my reports

A 4.9ha park to commemorate the Paralympic Games has been set up in Bukit Jalil with the planting of 2,000 trees. Each tree will represent a medal up for grabs at the 5th Asean Paralympics to be hosted by Malaysia from Aug 15 to 19……..

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A sustainable park grows in Allston – The Boston Globe

A sustainable park grows in Allston – The Boston Globe

Harvard University planners, Boston redevelopment officials, and a Cambridge landscape design firm are working together to reincarnate the 1.74-acre space, behind the Honan-Allston branch of the public library, into a “sustainable’’ park……

Michael Van Valkenburgh, head of the landscape architecture firm [Michael Van Vlakenburgh Associates] designing the park, said Library Park’s green features won’t be obvious to most people.

SOURCE: The Boston Globe – A sustainable park grows in Allston

Urban Footpaths Find Support – Moscow Times

Moscow Times reports

Look at Moscow from the air and you’ll see a network of little muddy tracks, skipping over metal railings and concrete barriers, and ignoring the official, paved paths.

Urban planning student Fyodor Novikov said he never really noticed them until he came back from a year studying in the United States…….“The whole reason for the existence of those small paths is that people don’t know how to draw paths,” Novikov said.

SOURCE: Moscow Times – Urban Footpaths Find Support

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