K-STATE PROFESSORS TEST NATIVE PLANTS AS ROOFING ALTERNATIVE

July 17, 2009,AEDT

image source: Kansas State University MANHATTAN — Two faculty members from Kansas State University’s College of Architecture, Planning and Design have taken gardening to new heights. R. Todd Gabbard, assistant professor of architecture, and Lee Skabelund, an assistant professor of landscape architecture, have installed an experimental green roof — or | Read More

Fire safety concerns raised for green roofs – Daily Commercial News

July 14, 2009,AEDT

Daily Commercial News reports California brush fires frequently make the news as they destroy homes and businesses. Supposing a brush fire occurs on top of a downtown highrise? Read more at the SOURCE: Daily Commercial News – Fire safety concerns raised for green roofs

Beyond the Crisis: Towards a New Urban Paradigm – Archinect : Features

July 8, 2009,AEDT

Archinect reports “This article by Laura Burkhalter and Manuel Castells explores the urban dimension of the current economic crisis, describes the failure of the city forms developed in the 20th century, and outlines a series of alternative proposals on transportation, housing, public space, and urban planning………..” read the full article | Read More

PUB (Singapore) launches Water Design Guidelines for developments

June 29, 2009,AEDT

PUB reports The ABC Waters Design Guidelines has been launched by Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, Dr Amy Khor, on 25 June 2009. It is a document to introduce PUB’s ABC Waters Programme (a strategic programme aims to transform our drains, canals and reservoirs into | Read More

Futuristic roof garden opens to the public in Hammersmith, London

June 14, 2009,AEDT

The Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith and environmental charity Groundwork London are behind the remarkable garden, which is now open to the public. The garden was developed from a sketch on a paper napkin into a futuristic oasis of subtle lighting, sustainable timber decking, low planters, seating, shrubs and trees. Designed by | Read More

Fear of green building costs unfounded – Business 7

March 23, 2009,AEDT

Business 7 reports “Research conducted on behalf of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Scotland (RICS Scotland) has found green building design is not as costly as developers believe.” Read the full article @ the [SOURCE: Business 7 – Fear of green building costs unfounded]

Futurist: Toronto in 2010 – Torontoist

March 17, 2009,AEDT

The Torontoist is running a special section this week to look at the future of Torontogoto Futurist: Toronto in 2010 – Torontoist to find out more information

Brazil Promotes Sustainability with São Paulo Eco-Park – Inhabitat

March 13, 2009,AEDT

Inhabitat reports “Anna Dietzsch, Managing Director of Davis Brody Bond Aedas‘ São Paulo office and Levisky Arquitetos Associados designed a beautiful eco-park on what was once a contaminated brownfield in São Paulo, Brazil.” Read & see more @ the [SOURCE: Inhabitat » Brazil Promotes Sustainability with São Paulo Eco-Park] Technorati | Read More

Fire-safe designs for the future – theage.com.au

February 23, 2009,AEDT

  Geoff Maslen of The Age reports “Ian Weir is baffled. Why is it that local authorities in Australia are so blase about having residents in fire-prone landscapes? Dr Weir earned his PhD at the University of Western Australia after seven years of research that has resulted in a “bushfire | Read More

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