Eli Cohen’s sustainability and phytoremediation lecture

December 11, 2009,AEDT

Eli Cohen recently gave a lecture as one of the Freshkills Park lecture series and the Freshkills Blog posted this on Wednesday Eli Cohen gave a terrific talk Monday night on his work, as director of Ayala Water and Ecology, using plants to remove pollutants and contaminants from water, soil and | Read More

European Green City Index – how green is your city?

December 11, 2009,AEDT

Siemens recently published on their website the European Green City Index showing the results of a study conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Copenhagen was ranked #1 with Stockholm (2) and Oslo (3). Dense city centres such as Berlin (8), Paris (10) and London (11) scored high on the test. | Read More

Landscape architects help Australians keep an outdoor lifestyle

December 10, 2009,AEDT

Landscape architects will be among the leaders in the battle to keep Queenslanders cool – and outside – as the world deals with climate change, according to QUT’s Professor Gini Lee. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the first graduates in landscape architecture from Queensland University of Technology and | Read More

‘Karachi needs to be connected to its hinterland’

December 9, 2009,AEDT

The News reports All mega cities were deeply connected with their hinterland and until we see Karachi in relation to its hinterland, we won’t be able to solve many of its problems, said Chairman, Department of Architecture and Planning, NED University of Engineering and Technology, Dr Noman Ahmed. Read Dr | Read More

Businesses asked to sign up to Jakarta Charter

December 3, 2009,AEDT

During the Convention for Biological Diversity being held in Jakarta from November 30 to December 2, representatives from about 200 companies worldwide in mining, fisheries, construction, forestry, tourism and cosmetics business released a draft charter called the Jakarta Charter which will requires companies to integrate biodiversity into their business strategies | Read More

Construction begins on Scottsdale rain garden

December 2, 2009,AEDT

Rain garden construction begins – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Construction is under way on the water garden and patio just outside of the Scottdale Public Library.The nearly $60,000 project includes a rain garden and permeable concrete………. Kathy Hamilton, landscape architect and storm water technician with the Westmoreland Conservation District, said Jacobs Creek | Read More

£1.5 billion contract awarded for regeneration of Elephant & Castle

December 1, 2009,AEDT

London Borough of Southwark announced that they have awarded the £1.5 billion (circa A$2.7 billion) regeneration of Elephant & Castle to Lend Lease. The project is one of the most significant schemes of its type in Europe, comprising over 300,000 square metres of new build, mixed-use development, together with major | Read More

Malaysian designers told to return to rain forest and cultural roots

November 30, 2009,AEDT

The Star.com.my reports A prominent landscape designer urged Malaysian designers to put natural beauty and art back into its garden designs and return to her tropical forest roots. Made Wijaya, a landscape designer, said local designers should look towards the rich local culture like those in Kelantan and Terengganu for | Read More

Atkins: Another two years of recession

November 27, 2009,AEDT

Architects Journal recently reported that the chief of Atkins has warned that …We are in for another two years of recession…. Although on the positive side he also intimated that we are at the bottom of the recession. read the full article at the [SOURCE: Architects Journal – Expect another two years | Read More

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