More than 550 companies from across the world have registered their interest in an international design competition to create inspirational public spaces in six town centres in Lancashire.
The brief for Pennine Lancashire Squared will be launched this Friday (August 15) in Nelson, but the competition has already attracted interest from more than 40 countries, including China, Australia, India, Venezuela, Vietnam, Iran, Serbia and Peru. Further interest has come from Qatar, Norway, Jordan and Croatia.
Read more @ the SOURCE: Landscape Institute – More than 550 firms register their interest in international design competition.
Shanghai is well on the way to turning most of its rooftops green.
The Shanghai landscaping administration bureau said Monday that so far more than 95,000 sq m of rooftops have been covered in grass and shrubs, very close to the annual target of 100,000 sq m. The city will spend 5 million yuan ($710,000) this year on the campaign.
SOURCE: China Daily – Shanghai closes in on green roof target.
Economic Times of India reports that Twenty top boom cities in India are projected to have their household income grow at 10% annually over the next 8 years, and they already account for 60% of the surplus income (income minus expenditure) generated at present.
Even as businesses search for promising new markets among thousands of booming small towns that dot the country, they should pause and reassess the potential of India’s top 20 cities, according to a new study “The Next Urban Frontier: Twenty Cities To Watch”, co-authored by National Council of Applied Economic Research’s (NCAER) Rajesh Shukla and Future Capital Research’s Roopa Purushothaman. The two had also authored the BRIC report……”
Read more @ the SOURCE: The Economic Times – Top 20 cities hold keys to urban growth- Indicators
London, England. Two of the UK’s leading proponents of green roofs have teamed up to produce ‘THE DIY GUIDE TO GREEN & LIVING ROOFS’ – a guide aimed at individuals with a Do-It-Yourself inclination along with those having trouble persuading local contractors to take up the challenge of installing a green roof on their behalf.
‘The DIY Guide to Green & Living Roofs’ is available to buy in eBook formats at http://www.livingroofs.org/DIY_Guide_intro.html for GBP 11.65.
SOURCE: PressZoom.com – Global News Service – News and Press Release Distribution.
Caught in a blizzard of outdoor advertising, Kyiv seems to have turned into a slick commercial capital. But while some find the advertising blitzkrieg alluring and profitable, others are desperately trying to cut through the clutter.
Read more @ the SOURCE: Kyiv Post – Uncontrolled outdoor advertising floods Ukrainian capital.
JARDIM VISTA, led by Richard Westcott, has recently landscaped a new entrance at one of the Algarve’s most prestigious tourist resorts – Vale do Lobo.
Read more @ the SOURCE: Euro Weekly News – New entrance at Vale do Lobo
Proposed new guidelines could lead to people chopping down or not planting new trees, the Landscape Institute warned.
President Neil Williamson called on the British Standards Institution (BSI) to change their plans for guidance on tree safety and criticised proposals for failing to properly balance the risks and benefits of trees and failing to differentiate between private householders and larger landowners or public bodies
SOURCE: Landscape Institute – Proposed safety guidelines could lead to serious loss of trees, warns Landscape Institute President.