Taipei to hold Internation Flora Expo in 2010

September 1, 2009,AEDT

Taipei, Taiwan will hold a International Gardening and Horticulture Expo from the Nov. 6, 2010 to April 25, 2011. The expo will showcase the indigenous vegetation and be a unique fusion of horticulture and technology. The Expo site is 91.8 hectacres with 14 pavillions and four areas featuring different themes. | Read More

Cross programming Urban Park in Singapore

August 28, 2009,AEDT

Ong & Ong have proposed a new Urban Park design for City Square Mall at 17th Kitchener Road, Singapore. The site is  approximately 0.45 ha with few facilities besides the entry to the Mass Rapid Transit Station. Ong & Ong‘s design incorporates several programs including a Butterfly Garden, Sculptures, a | Read More

Expo Wetland to be used for toilet flushing

August 28, 2009,AEDT

A wetland park will be built by the City of Chengdu on the 2010 Expo site in Shanghai that will use soil and vegetation to purify site rain water that will be used toilet flushing. The wetland park wil be 2,680 square metres on the Puxi section (north)  and also | Read More

City replacing ash trees before destructive insect’s arrival

August 28, 2009,AEDT

Northfield news reports that Northfield city will start replacing ash trees to avoid the devastation from the emerald ash borer – Agrilus planipennis. City Engineer Katy Gehler-Hess said the move is an attempt to avoid a mass die off like that which occurred when Dutch elm disease sickened trees across | Read More

Birlingham wetland to double in size

August 27, 2009,AEDT

Planners have agreed to a proposal to double the size of the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust wetland to 34 hectares. The wetland in Birlingham is set to increase biodiversity and increase water flora and fauna. The water will be supplied by a wind pump the river Avon into the wetland of | Read More

NASA launches ‘Sustainability Base’

August 26, 2009,AEDT

Yesterday, NASA’s Ames Research Center held a ground breaking ceremony for its new ‘Sustainability Base’ – a high performance Platinum LEED Rated building in Moffett Field California. The building will feature near zero net energy consumption, use 90 percent less potable water than conventionally built buildings of equivalent size and | Read More

Governors Island – Useless Beauty – The New Yorker

August 25, 2009,AEDT

Wondering what’s happening to Governors Island after the International Design competition was won by the design group led by WEST 8. Well, the August 31, 2009 edition of the New Yorker (subscription only) on p. 56 has an article titled ‘Useless Beauty’ by local correspondent Nick Paumgarten, who discusses plans for | Read More

Seeing the tree from the forest

August 24, 2009,AEDT

Sean Hammond and Karl Niklas have published a paper in the August 2009 edition of  American Journal of Botany presenting an algorithm that could be used to predict plant communities. The algorithm known as spatially explicit, reiterative algorithm, or SERA explores whether changes occurring in plant communities, such as self-thinning | Read More

What is Crossrail?

August 20, 2009,AEDT

You may have noticed coverage of Crossrail at World Landscape Architect and other sites. So I thought it best to summarise what Crossrail is and who is involved. Crossrail is the new high frequency, convenient and accessible railway for London and the South East. From 2017 Crossrail will travel from | Read More

Toyota uses LA & SF Interstates to launch Prius

August 20, 2009,AEDT

“Harmony Floralscape” along the Pasadena Freeway (SR-110) (Credit: Toyota) Toyota has unveiled “Harmony Floralscape” along the Pasadena Freeway (SR-110), this is one of the nine oversized floral designs that will appear alongside California freeways in support of the ongoing launch of the 2010 Toyota Prius hybrid vehicle. Seven of the | Read More

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