NASA launches ‘Sustainability Base’

August 26, 2009,AEST

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 | Read More

Seeing the tree from the forest

August 24, 2009,AEST

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 | Read More

What is Crossrail?

August 20, 2009,AEST

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 | Read More

Toyota uses LA & SF Interstates to launch Prius

August 20, 2009,AEST

“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 | Read More

Biking ‘fastest growing’ way to get around NYC

August 17, 2009,AEST

Newsday.com reports Despite the dangers, biking is New York City’s “fastest growing mode of transportation,” says City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, who herself bikes to work in lower Manhattan, about a mile from her Greenwich Village home. The number of | Read More

Creative Urban Gardeners in Washington D.C.

August 16, 2009,AEST

Adrian Higgins of the washingtonpost.com reports Suzanna Dennis surveys the fruits of months of tender care: a vegetable garden of vigor, health and bounty………………All this can be found in the meager 9 by 5 feet of a sidewalk bed on | Read More

Urban Wind Turbines installed in Portland

August 14, 2009,AEST

The first set of small-scale urban wind turbines in the U.S. are being installed in Portland atop the new Twelve|West tower this week. Today the Hoffman Construction should raise the final blades to the top of  Twelve|West a 22 storey | Read More

Vital wetland restored to natural glory

August 14, 2009,AEST

JournalLive reports A 50-YEAR healing operation for internationally-important wetlands in the North has taken a major step forward. A £700,000 project to push forward the restoration of the 12,000-year-old Border Mires has been completed nearly two years ahead of schedule. | Read More

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