Get soul into the city, landscape chief urges

December 20, 2007,AEST

Perth’s vast potential is being strangled by over-reliance on cars and poor use of public space resulting in bland, soulless suburbs, according to Australian Institute of Landscape Architects new WA president Greg Grabasch. Mr Grabasch said Perth, with its abundance | Read More

1,000-home Hawaii subdivision planned

December 19, 2007,AEST

A California partnership is moving ahead with plans to develop a nearly 1,000-home subdivision in south-central Maui despite opposition from the County Department of Planning and some nearby residents. Ma’alaea Properties LLC recently filed a draft environmental impact statement for | Read More

EFLA – Winter Newsletter No.18 Available

December 19, 2007,AEST

The year is coming to an end. 2007 EFLA General Assembly took place at the end of October in Brussels – it certainly was one of the largest ever. EFLA ExCo decided to have the Seminar and General Assembly at | Read More

DEFRA consultation – Landscape Institute

December 19, 2007,AEST

DEFRA is currently in consultation on the review of schedule 9 to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and a ban on the sale of certain non-native species. Pages 12 to 23 and 27 to 31 are perhaps of most | Read More

Blue Ridge Parkway Destination Center Opens

December 18, 2007,AEST

The National Park Service and the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area announce the opening of the Blue Ridge Parkway Destination Center at milepost 384 on the parkway on December 17. The building itself reflects the cutting edge of energy saving | Read More

Cities cultivate 2 types of green

December 18, 2007,AEST

Squatting on the roof of a row house with a panoramic view of the sewage plants and warehouses that surround the South Bronx, James Wells sounds like a tree-hugger. He photographs the progress of seedlings he planted on the roof, | Read More

Surprise from the streets: Art!

December 18, 2007,AEST

Shards of glass arranged randomly on a wooden utility pole. A jaunty human body carved out of a dead tree, wearing a tire as a hat. Ceramic benches in a vacant lot. The face of an elf painted on the | Read More

5 greening master plans to launch in Sept in Hong Kong

December 18, 2007,AEST

Greening master plans for Sheung Wan, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay, Mong Kok and Yau Ma Tei will be implemented in September, the Development Bureau says. It has proposed creating a directorate post to boost professional landscape architectural expertise within Government. | Read More

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