Project to create wetland habitat – BBC

October 21, 2009,AEDT

BBC NEWS reports Conservationists at the Skinflats RSPB sanctuary, near Falkirk, are preparing to allow sea water to flood the site. They hope to create saline pools and salt marshes, boosting the the number of birds and otters on the reserve. The £150,000 project is also designed to alleviate pressure | Read More

6 storey high green wall installed in Pittsburgh

October 14, 2009,AEDT

Green walls are becoming more and more common place in cities across the world. However, they are usually implemented as apart of a new architectural design rather than an existing building.  Until recently when a 2,380 square-foot, six storey high green wall was installed by PNC on their existing corporate | Read More

Urban farming: the new city career

October 13, 2009,AEDT

The State reports Tucked away in a three-acre former vacant lot in Rosewood between an empty warehouse and an industrial laundry is an odd sight: an organic farm and fish hatchery. From worm dirt up, architect Robbie McClam is creating a closed-loop system to grow micro-greens, vegetables and, eventually, two-pound | Read More

TED Talk – Carolyn Steel – How food shapes our cities

October 6, 2009,AEDT

Carolyn Steel recently gave a presentation at TED Global 2009 in Oxford, UK last July. Architect and author Carolyn Steel uses food as a medium to “read” cities and understand how they work. In her book Hungry City she traces — and puts into historical context — food’s journey from | Read More

San Francisco tilts toward wind power

October 5, 2009,AEDT

SFGate.com (San Francisco Chronicle) reports The two famous windmills in Golden Gate Park could soon have a lot of company as a broad array of city officials, business leaders and environmentalists push for streamlined, modern versions to spring up at famous spots all over the city. Wind turbines could soon | Read More

Call for water savings proposals for Australian towns and small cities

October 2, 2009,AEDT

The Australian Government is seeking proposals to develop and implement practical projects to help secure urban water supplies in Australian towns and cities with fewer than 50,000 people. “Funding under this program will support cities and towns with fewer than 50,000 people to improve the reliability, efficiency and sustainability of | Read More

Mayor announces 10 low carbon neighbourhoods in the capital

September 11, 2009,AEDT

Energy ‘doctors’ and loans for solar panels are among the green projects which will be pioneered in 10 ‘low carbon zones’ in the capital, the Mayor of London announced today. Speaking at the London Congress, a meeting of the Mayor of London and the capital’s 33 boroughs at the Guildhall, | Read More

Low2No Competition winners announced

September 8, 2009,AEDT

Images from the submission by ARUP (London, UK) – Sauerbruch Hutton – Experientia – Galley Eco Capital The Low2No Competition for an energy and innovation block in Jatkasaari, Helsinki, is shifting from ideas to implementation. The five international teams, selected out of 74 applicants to take part in the competition | Read More

5,000 shared bikes for High-Tech Park in Shanghai

September 6, 2009,AEDT

ZHANGJIANG High-Tech Park in Shanghai plans to make 5,000 rental bikes available by early-2010 to help workers in the park travel between the Metro Station and offices. The 150 bike rental stations will be positioned every 300 meters in the 25 square kilometer area. The project is to stated in | Read More

Planting the landscape from 400 years ago

September 3, 2009,AEDT

A stylised native woodland is being planted at Schwartz Plaza at New York University by George Reis, N.Y.U.’s supervisor of sustainable landscapes. The Manhatta project inspired Reis to propose the landscape using plants from before settlement of Manhattan. The design was completed by Darrell Morrison after Reis won the funds from | Read More

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