Permeable hardscapes let the water soak in

June 21, 2008,AEDT

San Franciso Chronicle has published a practical artile on permeable pavement – sort of a Sustainable Landscape Design 101 Does your driveway look like a patchwork quilt, with raised and sunken surfaces; chipped, off-color mortar stuffed into jagged cracks; and a generation’s worth of oil, paint and mold stains? Has | Read More

Target Center roof going green

June 20, 2008,AEDT

Another major “green roof” project is set to move forward atop a high-profile building in downtown Minneapolis. City officials are putting together construction documents for a green roof over Target Center, even as the city – with help from a project team led by RSP Architects – continues the job | Read More

EU Commission discusses soil degradation and climate change – Jerusalem Post

June 18, 2008,AEDT

The European Commission last week hosted a high-level conference on the relationship between soil and climate change, and the role of soil management in climate change mitigation and adaptation. Organic matter plays a fundamental role supporting soil fertility, retaining water, sustaining biodiversity and regulating the global carbon cycle. But organic | Read More

Making San Francisco into a people-oriented city

June 17, 2008,AEDT

Tim Holt of San Francisco Chronicle interviews urban planning guru, Jan Gehl about San Francisco and create urban spaces and a more pedestrain city(Ed– Maybe hard with those hills) and open air shopping. Read more @ the SOURCE: – Making S.F. into a people-oriented city

Good design requires innovation –

June 17, 2008,AEDT

GRAHAM BLACK AND BRAD KHOURI have written a comprehensive article about designing residential developments in Seattle. Town homes don’t have to be ugly and dampen the human spirit. But so many of them are eyesores that town homes have become a lighting rod in the local debate over housing. They’ve been | Read More

Tackling the Energy Monster – landscape architects in the news

June 16, 2008,AEDT

Other companies are trying to save on gas by buying hybrids. Rana Creek Habitat Restoration, a Carmel Valley, Calif., landscape-architecture and ecological-design firm with 32 employees, traded in four of its 10-auto fleet for various hybrids. They altogether cost about $130,000, but each uses only about $25 a week in | Read More

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