Sustainable Urbanization in the Information Age

April 6, 2008,AEDT

The Sustainable Urbanization in conference addresses the global challenges posed by rapid urbanization and its impact on global warming and the natural environment – from poverty and inequality to natural and manmade disasters – by calling for better sustainable planning for urban growth. The conference will be held during Earth | Read More

Urban agriculture exploding in Vancouver

April 6, 2008,AEDT

As our cities grew and our housing settlements changed, we began to separate the places where we live from the places where food is grown. The average North American food item now travels 1,500 kilometres to reach the grocery store shelves. The quest for a more sustainable way of living | Read More

The push to greener housing – Canada

April 5, 2008,AEDT

“Once people become more aware of green issues, they recognize the advantages,” he says. “If a house, because it is well-insulated and has an efficient heating system, costs $300 less a month to maintain than a similar neighbouring house, that house is worth more.” An Eco Home survey conducted by | Read More

Can eco-density be beautiful? – Crosscut Seattle

March 29, 2008,AEDT

Can eco-density be beautiful? By Adele Weder Vancouver, B.C. wrestles with how to make new buildings and greater density produce better, less uniform architecture. It turns out nobody has a very clear image of what that would look like. …..Nobody has a clue what an eco-dense city will actually look | Read More

UIC release Sustainable Urbanism Guide

March 28, 2008,AEDT

The University of Illinois at Chicago’s City Design Center has produced a 96-page electronic publication illustrating ideas for green development in Garfield Park as a case study for use by Chicago neighborhoods and individuals. “Green Schemes: Sustainable Urbanism for Garfield Park” presents 80 concepts such as filtration gardens, narrowed roadways, | Read More

How Sustainable is your office printer?

March 27, 2008,AEDT

As landscape architects and design professionals we try our hardest to be green in our designs with water sensitive design, plants from the local ecology and materials from close to the project. And we also try to bring that green environment to our offices and work places with recycling bins, | Read More

WORLD WATER DAY – 22 MARCH 2008

March 21, 2008,AEDT

Saturday 22 March 2008, World Water Day and an opportunity to reflect on water as our main resource for life. It not only a source of energy for drinking but this year it is also become a focus as the worlds source of Sanitation. Many countries and people around the | Read More

South Bank to reduce carbon footprint

March 17, 2008,AEDT

A new project to help the South Bank reduce its carbon footprint has been unveiled by the London Development Agency (LDA), the South Bank Employers’ Group (SBEG) and London South Bank University (LSBU). The project is the first of its kind to focus on a whole area in central London. | Read More

An opportunity to create a truly sustainable future for Wales

March 7, 2008,AEDT

The Sustainable Development Commission (SDC) and the Design Commission for Wales are holding a meeting on 10 March. Key stakeholders, including the Landscape Institute Wales, have been convened in a process that will create momentum in efforts to tackle climate change through changes to the built environment and to develop | Read More

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