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
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.
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
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.
Cabe has strongly criticised HOK Sport for failing to address concerns about the London 2012 main stadium design. Cabe also raised concerns over the lack of integration of the Olympic venues in the wider landscape, calling for a “park-wide attitude” to create a holistic strategy. Read more @ the SOURCE: | Read More
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
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
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
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
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