Greece to transform airport into a park | Spero News

December 29, 2007,AEDT

A MULTIMILLION-EURO plan to transform Athens’ former airport into a residential park complete with sports venues and leisure and business centres has been met with mixed reactions by experts. On November 26, Public Works Minister George Souflias opened the Elliniko project to public consultation, giving architects, landscape architects, civil engineers, | Read More

Ecotourism in Yunnan (5 Part Series)

December 28, 2007,AEDT

Ecotourism is becoming more popular in China and Lila Buckley of the Globalist took a hands on approach to reasearching Eco-tourism for herself.An interesting read about the growing trend of Eco-tourism in China. read more at The Globalist

Beijing air pollution ‘as bad as it can get,’ official says

December 27, 2007,AEDT

Beijingers were warned to stay indoors on Thursday as pollution levels across the capital hit the top of the scale, despite repeated assurances by the government that air quality was improving. “This is as bad as it can get,” a spokeswoman for the Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau told AFP. “Level | Read More

Small-Scale Businesses Forestall a Green India

December 27, 2007,AEDT

With one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, India is expected in the coming years to produce ever more of the greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming. But many business owners in small industries either fail to understand the relevance of climate change or are unable to afford the changes | Read More

DEFRA consultation – Landscape Institute

December 19, 2007,AEDT

DEFRA is currently in consultation on the review of schedule 9 to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and a ban on the sale of certain non-native species. Pages 12 to 23 and 27 to 31 are perhaps of most relevance to members and any views that you may have | Read More

Gray water recycling gains momentum: Is it safe?

December 19, 2007,AEDT

That’s why, especially in the midst of a drought, some Atlantans cringe at the thought of flushing it down the commode. “Putting drinking water down our toilets doesn’t make sense,” said Danny Feig-Sandoval. The Atlanta contractor is among a handful of Atlantans who have installed gray-water systems in their homes, | Read More

Blue Ridge Parkway Destination Center Opens

December 18, 2007,AEDT

The National Park Service and the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area announce the opening of the Blue Ridge Parkway Destination Center at milepost 384 on the parkway on December 17. The building itself reflects the cutting edge of energy saving technology. Constructed to LEED certification standards (Leadership in Energy and | Read More

Cities cultivate 2 types of green

December 18, 2007,AEDT

Squatting on the roof of a row house with a panoramic view of the sewage plants and warehouses that surround the South Bronx, James Wells sounds like a tree-hugger. He photographs the progress of seedlings he planted on the roof, one of his first “green roof” installations, and explains how | Read More

5 greening master plans to launch in Sept in Hong Kong

December 18, 2007,AEDT

Greening master plans for Sheung Wan, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay, Mong Kok and Yau Ma Tei will be implemented in September, the Development Bureau says. It has proposed creating a directorate post to boost professional landscape architectural expertise within Government. In a paper tabled to lawmakers, the bureau said at | Read More

Madrona Woods creek again flows free

December 18, 2007,AEDT

For decades, the cool, clear water from springs in the city-owned Madrona Woods flowed through stormwater pipes into Lake Washington. But no more. Madrona residents are taking back their creeks. Seattle landscape architect Peggy Gaynor, who has worked on rerouting creeks from pipes at Thornton Creek, Meadowbrook and Ravenna, said | Read More

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