Houston Zoo(existing exhibit) – Image Source: Flickr – Tracy_N_Brandon
Houston Chronicle reports
Moving away from the concept of bars and cages, the Houston Zoo in September will break ground for a $50 million African Forest, a 6.5-acre exhibit……
Jim Brighton, a landscape architect with Seattle-based PJA Architects, the project’s designer, said the exhibit will tell stories about the African forest, not simply provide an opportunity to look at wild animals in captivity.
SOURCE: Houston Chronicle – Houston Zoo starting work on $50 million African Forest
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.
That is an excerpt read the full article at the SOURCE: Gizmag: Vertical Landscape – the only way is up
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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……..
read the full article at the SOURCE: The Star.com.my – Park to commemorate Paralympics launched
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