“They were driven to the edge of extinction by pollution, but now otters are staging a comeback that is seeing them even move into Britain’s towns and cities.”
Read the full article @ the SOURCE: Telegraph.co.uk – Urban otters join foxes and squirrels in Britain’s towns and cities
Halt the Greenwash
A new publication aimed at raising awareness of false eco and ethical pledges within the landscaping industry
This competition is sponsored by the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) and directed by the Brazilian Society of Landscape Architects Organization Committee (ABAP):
Lucia Costa, Maria Cecilia Barbieri Gorski, Raul Pereira and Saide Kahtouni, as the Local Competition Director)
The objective of the competition is to recognize superior environmental design achievements made by students in Landscape Architecture programs. The 2009 46th IFLA World Congress in Brazil aims to encourage achievement of the highest standards in landscape architecture education worldwide. The competition invites submissions from teams of students in Landscape Architecture programs or allied disciplines.
All entries must reach the 46º IFLA World Congress Competition Director at the following address by final date, 18th August, 2009.
46th IFLA WORLD CONGRESS 2009 – RIO DE JANEIRO – BRAZIL.
“In a research project at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s Watershed Research and Education Center, graduate student Channon Toland is studying the use of green roofs to control the storm water that now runs off of manmade structures. Working with Brian Haggard, director of the Arkansas Water Resources Center, and Mark Boyer, head of the department of landscape architecture, Toland built 15 mock green roofs at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s Watershed Research and Education Center in Fayetteville”
[SOURCE: KHBS NW Arkansas – Engineers Study Environmental Benefits Of Green Roofs]
The Boston Globe (Boston.com) reports on Paula Meijerink, assistant professor of landscape architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design(GSD) who has been looking at innovative ideas for asphalt design and has started a website – onasphalt.com – that brings together students, designers and industry professionals.
For more information go to the SOURCE: Architect finds beauty in the asphalt jungle – The Boston Globe.
Korean Air Donates $160,000 to Mayor Villaraigosa’s Million Trees Los Angeles Initiative As Part of its 40th Anniversary Celebration and International Commitment to Reforestation and Tree Preservation
SOURCE: PRNewswire(Market Watch) – Korean Air Partners With Los Angeles to Plant and Care for Urban Trees
”Ivanhoe Cambridge, the owner, developer and manager of the Metrotower Office Complex in Burnaby, announced today that it is developing the complex’s third office tower, Metrotower III. Occupancy of the 29 storey office tower is expected in summer 2011.
Metrotower III is the first project in Canada to be pre-certified for LEED® CS (Core and Shell) Platinum by the U.S. Green Building Council. The LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings.”
SOURCE: Ivanhoe Cambridge – News – Ivanhoe Cambridge Officially Breaks Ground on Metrotower III.