Proposed safety guidelines could lead to serious loss of trees, warns Landscape Institute President

Proposed new guidelines could lead to people chopping down or not planting new trees, the Landscape Institute warned.

President Neil Williamson called on the British Standards Institution (BSI) to change their plans for guidance on tree safety and criticised proposals for failing to properly balance the risks and benefits of trees and failing to differentiate between private householders and larger landowners or public bodies

SOURCE: Landscape Institute – Proposed safety guidelines could lead to serious loss of trees, warns Landscape Institute President.

Going native right for Aotea Square, claims landscape architect

A native planting theme makes a nice, simple statement for Aotea Square, says landscape architect Rod Barnett.

Mr Barnett, part of the team that has come up with a proposed $25 million makeover of Aotea Square, yesterday hit back at criticism over the loss of flower beds and exotic trees.

Read more @ the SOURCE: Going native right for Aotea Square, claims landscaper – 06 Aug 2008 – NZ Herald: New Zealand National news.

Eco-towns: a design for life – Times Online

Eco-towns: a design for life
They could be the answer to our housing and carbon-footprint problems, so why are people opposed to new towns?

SOURCE: Eco-towns: a design for life – Times Online.

ArquitectonicaGEO Team Designs Landscape for New Miami Art Museum

ArquitectonicaGEO has been selected as the landscape architect for the new Miami Art Museum (MAM). According to
the Miami-based firm, the design team has brought to life a highly artistic and rigorous landscape image envisioned by Herzog & de Meuron and has added significant elements of sustainable design, native plants, and a program of public artwork.

The site is four acres of land in Museum Park (formerly called
Bicentennial Park), “a central element of the City of Miami’s master plan for the refurbishment and renovation of the Park and the revitalization of Miami’s downtown area,” according to museum officials.

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A rare chance to get the Sydney’s waterfront right – smh.com.au

Whether called Barangaroo, East Darling Harbour or the historically evocative Hungry Mile, the site is Sydney’s greatest opportunity in a century to rethink the relationship between the city and harbour.

Read more @ the SOURCE: smh.com.auA rare chance to get the city’s waterfront right 

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