Ecotowns: for and against – Times Online

June 16, 2008,AEST

The Times has published an insightful article about the ‘eco-towns’ proposed by the UK Government Ten new clean, green ‘eco-towns’ will be built by 2020. And pigs might fly, say critics. They argue that the government is bulldozing through a | Read More

New green materials testing lab for Dubai – Xpress

June 15, 2008,AEST

Dubai Municipality has established a new laboratory for testing green materials. The new initiative will be used for assessing the characteristics of these materials as per the international approved standard specifications, said Eng. Hawa Abdullah Bastaki, Director of Dubai Central | Read More

Seattle Treescape: A bigger canopy

June 13, 2008,AEST

In a city that says it wants to restore its green, two Seattle City Council members have a good idea: Protect remaining groves of trees. Council President Richard Conlin and Councilwoman Sally Clark say the city needs to update Department | Read More

Talking green: A guide to eco-English

June 9, 2008,AEST

Denise Ryan of the Times Colonist (Canada) has written a great article on the language, lexicon, jargon of Eco-English. Terms that we use in day to day life as professionals and educators but often we forget what they actually mean. | Read More

Urban Farmer II – Vancouver Sun

June 4, 2008,AEST

Neophyte farmer Nicholas Read is spending the summer learning how to grow food. With the help of City Farm Boy Ward Teulon, who runs a network of 14 backyard vegetable farms in Vancouver, he hopes to learn to tell the | Read More

Vertical farms and future cities

June 3, 2008,AEST

What do vertical farms, green roofs, soft cars, breathing walls, and Dongtan, China, have in common? They were all subjects of discussion at Friday’s Future Cities event in New York City, part of the four-day 2008 World Science Festival. To | Read More

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