Developer ordered to pay settlement for draining wetland

November 8, 2009,AEDT

Image via WikipediaA developer was ordered to pay a $250,000 settlement for draining a wetland near Cabrillo Mobile Home Park in Huntington Beach. The developer must also restore the environmentally sensitive area. The settlement will be paid to coastal regulators. The developer was attempting to build a parking lot in place | Read More

Naples Botanical Garden Set to Open – November 14

November 6, 2009,AEDT

The Naples Botanical Garden (that WLA previously reported on) will be officially opened to the public at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 14, 2009. “This is the world’s first significant tropical botanical garden to open in decades and the only garden in the U.S. with a superstar design team,” Holley | Read More

Boom in design review prompts new guidance

November 5, 2009,AEDT

The number of design review panels has more than doubled in the last five years, so that now almost every local authority has access to high quality independent design advice. Over 80 panels are up and running across England. New guidance has been launched, Design review: principles and practice, to | Read More

Need for green farming schemes in England

November 4, 2009,AEDT

Natural England has published a report titled “Agri-environment schemes in England 2009: A review of results and effectiveness”, the report draws on research from the entire 22-year history of the schemes and analyses the impact they have made on England’s farmed environment. Poul Christensen, Acting Chairman of Natural England, said: | Read More

4 Asean capitals join forces to turn ‘green’

November 4, 2009,AEDT

Bangkok Post reports Jakarta, Manila, Vientiane and Bangkok have agreed to move towards becoming green cities and join forces to fight climate change. Representatives from the four cities have also adopted the draft founding declaration of the “Cool Asean, Green Capitals Initiative” aimed at improving the urban landscape of Southeast | Read More

Delhi lagging behing other cities

November 3, 2009,AEDT

The Times of India reports The Capital has failed to show the way as Delhi is lagging way behind other metros when it comes to execution of path-breaking reforms under Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), aimed at revamping infrastructure and urban governance in cities. Delhi does figure along with | Read More

Elements of Urban Agriculture – Jason King

November 3, 2009,AEDT

Jason King, is a Senior Associate at Greenworks and an enthusiastic landscape architect who shares his passionate views at his sites Landscape+Urbanism and veg.itecture. He is also a member of the Sustainable Sites Technical Advisory Group (see our interview). He has has just posted Elements of Urban Agriculture on his blog | Read More

WPA 2.0 SYMPOSIUM – 16th November

November 3, 2009,AEDT

WPA 2.0 SYMPOSIUM at The National Building Museum 401 F Street NW Washington, DC 20001 – Red Line Metro, Judiciary Square November 16th – 10 AM to 6 PM SCHEDULE of events: Keynote: Ron Sims Deputy Secretary, Department of Housing and Urban Development Presentations by the six WPA 2.0 finalists | Read More

Scotland’s flowers under threat

November 2, 2009,AEDT

BBC NEWS reports One in four species of wild flower in Scotland is under threat according to the campaign group Plantlife Scotland.Among those flowers most at risk are the corn marigold, heath cudweed, and the lesser butterfly orchid.The group said the most significant declines are taking place in uplands and | Read More

Vectorworks gets European versions

November 2, 2009,AEDT

Nemetschek North America announced recently that they have released a European versions of Vectorworks 2010 software and are now available in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands. “Our localized version is developed by Nemetschek North America, and then enhanced by us to meet the local | Read More

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