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.
Englewood – This community built around the water plans to transform its downtown into a statewide model for urban redevelopment that puts a stopper on polluted storm runoff.
read more @ the SOURCE: Eco-friendly redeveloping | HeraldTribune.com | Southwest Florida’s Information Leader.
More than 4,500 people have joined a new scheme to ease congestion on Dubai’s roads, it has been announced.
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said the number of subscribers to its carpooling service, known as ‘Sharekni’, has exceeded 4,525 – just one month after launching this service.
SOURCE: ArabianBusiness.com – 4,500 sign up to Dubai car sharing scheme – Transportation –
Cities could stop raw sewage from being dumped into local waterways during heavy rains if they installed more rooftop gardens on their buildings, says a Canadian environmental group.
SOURCE: cbc.ca – Green roofs could stop sewage from flowing into waterways: group.
Seagull nests will be destroyed under plans to tackle aggressive birds in towns and cities, it was revealed.
Environment minister Michael Russell outlined plans to destroy nests and discourage breeding on a visit to Dumfries, a town he said had a long-standing gull problem.
SOURCE: Nests destroyed to curb seagulls – Scotsman.com News.
Urgent action is needed to remove pollutants from urban wastewater, which is often used in cities to grow food, an international study has warned.
Data collected by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) found that 85% of cities discharged the water without any appropriate treatment.
read more @ the SOURCE: BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Wastewater fears for urban farms.