JOHN LORINC of Globe & Mail in a special report states
“In the City of Toronto’s looming $8.7-billion operating budget, this year’s $1.6-million allocation for tree planting looks like little more than a sapling-sized line-item. It’s an outlay that will add 100,000 young trees to Toronto’s parks, public spaces and front yards.”
[SOURCE: globeandmail.com: $1.605MNEW PLANTING $3.853MMAINTENANCE $0.686MPROTECTION]
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This week construction works have started at the Noorderpark in Amsterdam. The first part to be developed is Volewijk-Oost and will be ready mid-2009. When all parts are completed, Amsterdam will have a real green central park that functions as a central meeting point, with spaces that can be used for large gatherings and functions.
The design by West 8 for the new park will transform the urban landscape that was created by construction works on the new local railway line, the North-South line. In addition to tying together three existing parks that were isolated from each other, West 8’s design also proposes a broad circuit track that links the existing disjointed parks, with new bridge connections which span across the canal and over the road and railway line.
SOURCE: West 8
reportonbusiness.com: When to cut a deal, when to run
“When times were good, Scott Wentworth’s clients thought little of spending $150,000 to spruce up their properties with outdoor kitchens, hot tubs and babbling pools.
Mr. Wentworth, a landscape architect and owner of Scott Wentworth Landscape Group in Kingston, specializes in large residential projects …….instead of pitching pricey projects that would see his customers have their dream yards by the end of the summer, he’s showing them how to spread the cost over several seasons.”
[SOURCE: reportonbusiness.com: When to cut a deal, when to run]
“U.S. playgrounds with their slick stretches of asphalt, colorful, convoluted slides and free-form sculptures for climbing, are among the world’s safest, cleanest and most indestructible. But are they what children want?”
read the full article @ the SOURCE: Junkyard Playgrounds – TIME
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