The Wave, Muscat adopts sustainable development practices

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 water through a selection of gravels, paving and a palette of plant species

read more @ the SOURCE: The Wave, Muscat adopts sustainable development practices– The Wave.

Eco-friendly redeveloping

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

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.com4,500 sign up to Dubai car sharing scheme – Transportation –

Green roofs could stop sewage from flowing into waterways

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.

HOK Sport has not tackled Olympic stadium problems, says Cabe – Building Design

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: Building Design(bdonline.co.uk): HOK Sport has not tackled Olympic stadium problems, says Cabe

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