For places as far gone as this one, however, a new breed of landscape architects is recommending a radical solution: not so much to restore the environment as to redesign it. Read more @ the SOURCE: Redesigning a polluted province in Italy – International Herald Tribune.
Designing the living roof at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco was a natural for the SWA Group, a landscape architecture firm based in Sausalito. The 50-year-old company had designed a planted roof previously, did the master plan for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and has been | Read More
Matt Reynolds, Atkins Supervising Senior Landscape Architect at The Wave, Muscat, provides an insight on how a few initiatives can make the hard and soft landscaping both sustainable and environment friendly. ‘The landscape designers (Landscape Designs LLC, Oman) have focused on providing a landscape treatment that minimizes the use of | Read More
Englewood – This community built around the water plans to transform its downtown into a statewide model for urban redevelopment that puts a stopper on polluted storm runoff. read more @ the SOURCE: Eco-friendly redeveloping | HeraldTribune.com | Southwest Florida’s Information Leader.
More than 4,500 people have joined a new scheme to ease congestion on Dubai’s roads, it has been announced. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said the number of subscribers to its carpooling service, known as ‘Sharekni’, has exceeded 4,525 – just one month after launching this service. SOURCE: ArabianBusiness.com | Read More
Cities could stop raw sewage from being dumped into local waterways during heavy rains if they installed more rooftop gardens on their buildings, says a Canadian environmental group. SOURCE: cbc.ca – Green roofs could stop sewage from flowing into waterways: group.
Seagull nests will be destroyed under plans to tackle aggressive birds in towns and cities, it was revealed. Environment minister Michael Russell outlined plans to destroy nests and discourage breeding on a visit to Dumfries, a town he said had a long-standing gull problem. SOURCE: Nests destroyed to curb seagulls | Read More
Urgent action is needed to remove pollutants from urban wastewater, which is often used in cities to grow food, an international study has warned. Data collected by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) found that 85% of cities discharged the water without any appropriate treatment. read more @ the SOURCE: | Read More
Chen Zhili, head of the Beijing Olympic Village, received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold award here on Wednesday presented by the U.S. Green Building Council. On behalf of the council, U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson honored the award to Chen, who is also vice president of | Read More
Shanghai is well on the way to turning most of its rooftops green. The Shanghai landscaping administration bureau said Monday that so far more than 95,000 sq m of rooftops have been covered in grass and shrubs, very close to the annual target of 100,000 sq m. The city will | Read More