The term “urban village” has often appeared in the media, especially in the newspapers of Shenzhen and Guangzhou (coastal cities in southern China where migrant population congregate). In recent years, a “makeover” for these urban villages has become urgent task for local authorities. read more @ the SOURCE: Economic Observer | Read More
Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Donald Tsang said Wednesday the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) will press ahead with sustainable development, in order to upgrade the quality living environment for residents in this “modern world city”. When delivering the 2008-09 Policy Address at the Legislative Council Wednesday, | Read More
Newsweek looks at some of the lgreen essons learned by China during the Olympics and how it may keep some of temporary restrictions to improve the environment. Read more @ Keeping It Green | Newsweek International | Newsweek.com.
“NEW DELHI (AFP) — It’s been touted as a solution to urban India’s traffic woes, chronic pollution and fossil fuel dependence, as well as an escape from backbreaking human toil.” read [email protected] the SOURCE: AFP – India’s humble rickshaw goes solar.
China Daily gives an insight into the companies moving inland from the Shanghai and surrounding coastal cities – higher land, construction and labour costs. “A changing industrial landscape is unfolding in China’s most prosperous coastal region…….read more @ the SOURCE: China Daily Companies moving inland from coastal region.
16th Street in Morningside Park, which had its ribbon-cutting a few weeks ago, could have been envisioned by some of those designers, to judge from the tasteful, creative layout, a vision of bright blues and greens. The playground was designed by Alexander Hart, a 33-year-old assistant landscape architect at the | Read More
Play England, the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) have launched, for the first time in the England, detailed guidance for the design of children’s play spaces. Free copies of the guide can be ordered by calling (+44) 0845 60 | Read More
For places as far gone as this one, however, a new breed of landscape architects is recommending a radical solution: not so much to restore the environment as to redesign it. Read more @ the SOURCE: Redesigning a polluted province in Italy – International Herald Tribune.
Designing the living roof at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco was a natural for the SWA Group, a landscape architecture firm based in Sausalito. The 50-year-old company had designed a planted roof previously, did the master plan for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and has been | Read More
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