The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) today announced the winners of the 2008 National Awards in Landscape Architecture. Twenty seven projects were awarded, from a record ninety seven submissions.
The AILA 2008 Australian Medal for Landscape Architecture Recipient: Urban Initiatives Pty Ltd in association with Meinhardt Infrastructure & Environment Pty Ltd Coastal Towns Design Frameworks
AILA 2008 National Landscape Architecture Award of Excellence Recipient: Taylor Cullity Lethlean with Paul Thompson The Australian Garden Stage One, Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne Category: Design
AILA 2008 National Landscape Architecture Award of Excellence Recipient: Urban Initiatives Pty Ltd Kubu River Hippos Exhibit Category: Land Management
See the AILA website for other 2008 award winners
SOURCE: AILA E-Bulletin.
California lawmakers passed a bill aimed preventing urban sprawl and improve public transportation.
Read more @ the SOURCE: California Seeks to Curb Sprawl – WSJ.com.
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SOURCE: Landscape Institute Conferences – Housing, Land Use and Community.
Three 2012 Olympic Games venues could be ditched after the government ordered accountancy firm KPMG to carry out a ‘top-level’ review as to whether they give ‘value for money’
SOURCE: Architects Journal.co.uk – Three Olympic venues could be dropped.
Hong Kong now places far greater importance on greening the urban landscape and caring for landmark trees. Indeed, the collapsed century-old coral tree in Stanley that killed Chong Chung-yin, 19, was among the best tended in the city and was inspected as recently as last week. But landscape consultants and environmentalists reckon the tragedy stems partly from the government’s lack of a comprehensive tree management policy….
read more @ the SOURCE: SCMP.com – the online edition of South China Morning Post, Hong Kong’s premier English-language newspaper.