Annapolis’ floating wetland

November 24, 2009,AEST

baltimoresun.com reports Annapolis intends to test a floating island in a local lagoon that, if successful, could help clean the water in the Chesapeake Bay, according to Mayor Ellen O. Moyer…… Floating islands are created from recycled plastics and planted | Read More

Suburbs stop growing due to housing bust

November 24, 2009,AEST

USAToday reports The recession and housing collapse have halted four decades of double-digit growth for nearly half of the nation’s biggest rapidly expanding suburbs. Twenty-four of the 53 cities of 100,000 or more that grew by at least 10% every | Read More

Ecological Agriculture: can it feed the world?

November 23, 2009,AEST

The latest edition of the Monthly Review (November 2009, Volume 61, Number 6) includes a paper from Jules Pretty is professor of environment and society at the University of Essex, UK. titled Can Ecological Agriculture Feed Nine Billion People? Below | Read More

Hong Kong Building regulations under review

November 23, 2009,AEST

news.com.hk reports The Council for Sustainable Development will recommend ways to deal with the problem of ‘inflated’ buildings in the first half of next year, Secretary for Development Carrie Lam says, adding the Government will review parking space proportions in | Read More

The Rooftop Garden Climbs Down a Wall

November 20, 2009,AEST

Ken Belson of the New York Times has written an interesting piece about green walls which looks at the green wall as a source of food production. Belson talks to a varied number of designers, universities and manufacturers about the | Read More

Urban Garden inside Bank of America

November 20, 2009,AEST

WRT’s New York office have installed living sculptures in the Urban Garden Room at Bank of America Tower’s 60-foot high street-level atrium space at One Bryant Park, New York. The Durst Organization, the building’s owner and developer, commissioned WRT to | Read More

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