The Wave, Muscat adopts sustainable development practices

September 10, 2008,AEDT

Matt Reynolds, Atkins Supervising Senior Landscape Architect at The Wave, Muscat, provides an insight on how a few initiatives can make the hard and soft landscaping both sustainable and environment friendly. ‘The landscape designers (Landscape Designs LLC, Oman) have focused on providing a landscape treatment that minimizes the use of | Read More

Eco-friendly redeveloping

September 8, 2008,AEDT

Englewood – This community built around the water plans to transform its downtown into a statewide model for urban redevelopment that puts a stopper on polluted storm runoff. read more @ the SOURCE: Eco-friendly redeveloping | HeraldTribune.com | Southwest Florida’s Information Leader.

4,500 sign up to Dubai car sharing scheme – ArabianBusiness.com

September 8, 2008,AEDT

More than 4,500 people have joined a new scheme to ease congestion on Dubai’s roads, it has been announced. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said the number of subscribers to its carpooling service, known as ‘Sharekni’, has exceeded 4,525 – just one month after launching this service. SOURCE: ArabianBusiness.com | Read More

Green roofs could stop sewage from flowing into waterways

September 4, 2008,AEDT

Cities could stop raw sewage from being dumped into local waterways during heavy rains if they installed more rooftop gardens on their buildings, says a Canadian environmental group. SOURCE: cbc.ca – Green roofs could stop sewage from flowing into waterways: group.

Expansion of bike paths keeps city moving forward

August 26, 2008,AEDT

In a case of “build it and they will come,” cyclists have been crowding onto Montreal’s first year-round bicycle path, along de Maisonneuve Blvd., since it was opened last November. Last month alone, more than 25,000 cyclists a week used the $3.5 million path, which crosses downtown on an east-west | Read More

New California Academy of Sciences green building to open 27th September

August 23, 2008,AEDT

The Renzo Piano designed Calfornia Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco is set to open on Spetember 27th. The new Platinium LEED certified musuem will house the Kimball Natural History Museum, Steinhart Aquarium and the Morrison Planetarium. The new energy saving building with its 2.5 acre roof was design by Renzo Piano in | Read More

Nests destroyed to curb seagulls – Scotsman.com News

August 23, 2008,AEDT

Seagull nests will be destroyed under plans to tackle aggressive birds in towns and cities, it was revealed. Environment minister Michael Russell outlined plans to destroy nests and discourage breeding on a visit to Dumfries, a town he said had a long-standing gull problem. SOURCE: Nests destroyed to curb seagulls | Read More

Wastewater fears for urban farms

August 18, 2008,AEDT

Urgent action is needed to remove pollutants from urban wastewater, which is often used in cities to grow food, an international study has warned. Data collected by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) found that 85% of cities discharged the water without any appropriate treatment. read more @ the SOURCE: | Read More

Second biggest Green roof in North America nearing completion

August 17, 2008,AEDT

With the completion next spring of the new convention centre in Vancouver’s Coal Harbour, there will be a few blocks of new parkland added to the city — but they’re strictly for the birds and the bees. The expansion project, west of the current convention centre, is being topped off | Read More

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