Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Donald Tsang said Wednesday the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) will press ahead with sustainable development, in order to upgrade the quality living environment for residents in this “modern world city”.
When delivering the 2008-09 Policy Address at the Legislative Council Wednesday, Tsang said the local government achieved substantial progress in striking a balance between economic development and environmental conservation last year.
read more @ the SOURCE: Xinhua – Tsang: HK to upgrade living environment through sustainable development_
Newsweek looks at some of the lgreen essons learned by China during the Olympics and how it may keep some of temporary restrictions to improve the environment.
Read more @ Keeping It Green | Newsweek International | Newsweek.com.
“NEW DELHI (AFP) — It’s been touted as a solution to urban India’s traffic woes, chronic pollution and fossil fuel dependence, as well as an escape from backbreaking human toil.”
read more@ the SOURCE: AFP - India’s humble rickshaw goes solar.
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 at the forefront in creating projects that are in harmony with the land and natural systems
SOURCE: Sausalito landscape architect SWA Group builds living roof at California Academy of Sciences in S.F. – Marin Independent Journal.