City may amend Dark Sky Ordinance

Ketchum was the first city in the state of Idaho to adopt regulations to preserve the integrity of the night sky, but city officials are considering amending the city’s Dark Sky Ordinance to provide for more leniency along the Fourth Street Heritage Corridor.

Idaho Mountain Express: City may amend Dark Sky Ordinance – December 5, 2007.

National Parks Conservation Association Reveals New Vision to Rebuild Flamingo in Everglades National Park

This week, Everglades National Park is hosting public meetings to gather input from stakeholders on their Flamingo Commercial Services Plan. The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) today announced its support to develop a “New Flamingo,” consistent with the park’s Alternative C in the Flamingo Commercial Services Plan. The national parks group has also identified six basic principles that should further guide the redevelopment of Flamingo.

“The redevelopment of Flamingo will depend on many factors, including limited funding and high insurance costs,” said National Parks Conservation Association Regional Director John Adornato. “The new Flamingo should leave a reduced footprint, incorporate “green” architecture, and restore the park’s natural habitats.”

National Parks Conservation Association Reveals New Vision to Rebuild Flamingo in Everglades National Park.

Viridian still king of the hill

After winning a swag of awards for its stunning architecture, the first two completed stages of the $300 million Viridian Noosa development, including several architecturally-designed homes, have been recognised for excellence in landscape management.

Set on Noosa Hill on a former banana plantation that later became a weed-infested goat paddock, the project has taken out the Queensland Excellence Award for Land Management at the Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture (Qld) awards.

Viridian still king of the hill | thedaily.com.au.

Phenomenal response to Riffa Views Eden Challenge

Entries closed in three of the Competition’s five categories on Sunday, with competing schools delivering their finished projects to The Bahrain Exhibition and Convention Centre.

The aim of The Riffa Views Eden Challenge is to inspire the younger generation of Bahrain to engage and interact with their external environment by asking them to design and create artworks and functional models for exhibition at the RVBIGS 2008.

Phenomenal response to Riffa Views Eden Challenge | Riffa Views.

Creating the Future Awards 2008

Creating the Future Awards 2008

The Creating the Future Awards 2008 have opened for entries. The awards celebrate achievement in the public, private and third sectors.

This is the Government’s national awards scheme for sustainable communities. This high profile event is an opportunity to showcase ground breaking work.

Each winner will feature on a state-of-the-art case study website which is being launched in 2008.

Applications must be submitted to the awards team by 5.00pm on 25th January 2008. The actual awards ceremony will take place on 5th June 2008.

Creating the Future Awards 2008.

Metro: Integrating Habitats. A design competition.

Integrating Habitats. A design competition.

Planning and stewardship › Land and development › Nature-friendly development › Integrating Habitats. A design competition.

Integrating Habitats calls for innovative, visionary design proposals that combine design excellence, ecological stewardship and economic enterprise.

Metro: Integrating Habitats. A design competition..

A walk in progress

A tour of the (more or less) finished sections of the new Greenway reveals that intentions have been met – and missed
There might as well be three Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenways. That’s how varied are the segments into which it’s divided.

Each was designed by a different landscape architect. The Greenway, as a result, is an instructive little anthology of three different design goals, three different attitudes toward public space in the city.

It wouldn’t be fair to make final judgments about the Greenway or how well, eventually, it will turn out. Chunks remain unfinished. There are four sites along its length where buildings are proposed. We don’t know yet which of these will be realized, or what they will look like.
more at the Boston Globe

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