Wheelchairs teach street lesson

March 27, 2008,AEDT

 The people who design New York’s streets and sidewalks found out what it’s like to roll on someone else’s wheels Wednesday. “It was very difficult,” said landscape architect Steve MacAvery as he stepped out of the wheelchair he’d used to travel about a hundred yards up State Street and back. | Read More

How Sustainable is your office printer?

March 27, 2008,AEDT

As landscape architects and design professionals we try our hardest to be green in our designs with water sensitive design, plants from the local ecology and materials from close to the project. And we also try to bring that green environment to our offices and work places with recycling bins, | Read More

WORLD WATER DAY – 22 MARCH 2008

March 21, 2008,AEDT

Saturday 22 March 2008, World Water Day and an opportunity to reflect on water as our main resource for life. It not only a source of energy for drinking but this year it is also become a focus as the worlds source of Sanitation. Many countries and people around the | Read More

Green challenge to China’s MEGA-projects

March 21, 2008,AEDT

Local governments in China, keen on attracting big investment projects to boost local economies, are starting to listen to a public increasingly concerned with potential environmental hazards. Some projects, such as a chemical plant planned for Xiamen, in southwestern Fujian province, are being shelved, suspended or relocated due to public | Read More

America’s cleanest cities

March 20, 2008,AEDT

Want to live where the air is sweet, the water is pure and the streets are clean? Try the country. But what if you don’t like the sticks? Then try Florida. Source Financial Post – America’s cleanest cities.

South Bank to reduce carbon footprint

March 17, 2008,AEDT

A new project to help the South Bank reduce its carbon footprint has been unveiled by the London Development Agency (LDA), the South Bank Employers’ Group (SBEG) and London South Bank University (LSBU). The project is the first of its kind to focus on a whole area in central London. | Read More

The Chinese: from Yellow Peril to Green Peril?

March 11, 2008,AEDT

Daniel Ben-Ami writes a thought provocating essay on China that debunks some of the generalisations that we have read over the years about China and its disregard for the environment The possibility that China could become a fully industrialised and urbanised society, with living standards akin to those in the | Read More

Melbourne 2030 – no longer a true vision

March 4, 2008,AEDT

Victorian Premier John Brumby freed-up land today for 90,000 new homes in the councils of Wyndham, Melton, Hume, Whittlesea and Casey. The land will be zoned residential. The governments actions are as a result of research and calls from various social and government department research stating that this is a shortage | Read More

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