Cities cultivate 2 types of green

December 18, 2007,AEST

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, | Read More

5 greening master plans to launch in Sept in Hong Kong

December 18, 2007,AEST

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. | Read More

Madrona Woods creek again flows free

December 18, 2007,AEST

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 | Read More

SPG Solar Installs 69 Kilowatt Solar PV System

December 18, 2007,AEST

MCA Architecture Planning Interiors, Payroll Masters and vanderToolen Associates, in partnership with SPG Solar, Inc., announced today the completion of a 69 kW roof-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) powered energy system at their headquarters in Napa. “As a landscape architectural firm | Read More

China Must Go Green, and Soon

December 17, 2007,AEST

When it comes to environmental issues like global warming, America and China behave like a couple in a bad marriage, playing the blame game. But to tackle the problem of global warming, neither country can go it alone. The University | Read More

Renewable Energy Powers Italian Town and Its Economy

December 17, 2007,AEST

Europeans believe that renewable energy will bring economic benefits. But in Varese, Italy that prosperity has already arrived.by , Contributing Writer Varese, Italy has added 140 jobs in the past ten years. That’s pretty good for a town with a | Read More

‘Disneyfication’ of NY city Parks?

December 17, 2007,AEST

GREENWICH VILLAGE. Last week’s dispute over the cost of relocating Washington Square’s fountain is just the latest wrinkle in a longer debate that’s sure to continue. A request to interview Parks Dept. designer George Vellonakis was denied, but the National | Read More

Best cities to live in Canada- Calgary tops the list

December 17, 2007,AEST

Calgary is the best Canadian city in which to live and the third best in North America, a Conference Board study released this week suggests. The report rates urban centres’ attractiveness along seven main categories, such as economy, housing and | Read More

Going green with a cycleway above the streets

December 17, 2007,AEST

LIKE the walkways built in the canopies above rainforests, North Sydney Council hopes to lift pedestrians and cyclists above the urban jungle, with an ambitious plan to build an elevated path running from the southern end of the Harbour Bridge | Read More

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