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

Glenn Murcutt speaks out about Newcastle University

August 14, 2009,AEST

Glenn Murcutt, the Pritzker prize-winning architect has spoken out about the new and revised architecture and landscape architecture at Newcastle University. Murcutt, particlarly points out that he is amazed at the cutting down of trees and the change in plant | Read More

Robot Carpark opens in Dubai

August 14, 2009,AEST

Sick of driving around and around on the carpark ramp to get to that elusive spot on the second last or last level of your cities carpark. Well, the future is here. A 765 car stall robotic carpark has just | Read More

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