Newark renewing naturally | Newark USA | Urban Data Design

November 27, 2011,AEDT

Strategy: Implement Environmentally Smart Beacons which newly symbolize Newark’s history, growth and promise as a modern city, diverse, eco conscious, and dedicated toward advancement. The creation and distribution of a comprehensive system will introduce VISUAL CULTURE, URBAN CULTURE, ECOLOGICAL CULTURE, HISTORICAL CULTURE, CLEAN INDUSTRY CULTURE and LEARNING CULTURE.

Craiglinn Underpass | Cumbernauld Scotland | Bigg Design

June 15, 2011,AEDT

North Lanarkshire Council commissioned Bigg Design and Zero-Waste Design to deliver an exciting project that saw the regeneration of an underpass in Cumbernauld with stunning lighting and mural designs. Working with local school pupils and engaging with members of the community, we developed a design that transforms the experience of | Read More

Google Earth 6 – now with 3D trees *UPDATE*

December 1, 2010,AEDT

Google has released the latest version of must have tool for every the landscape architect and urban designer – Google Earth 6. *UPDATE* Yesterday we reported we were having difficulties with the Desktop version of Google Earth 6. Today, the ‘trees’ function appeared under the 3D buildings menu that was | Read More

Autodesk releases AutoCAD freestyle

April 28, 2010,AEDT

Autodesk recently announced the availability of AutoCAD Freestyle software, a new, easy-to-use application for 2D drawing and sketching that specialty contractors and do-it-yourselfers can use to create professional-looking drawings, layouts and plans. I think this will be good for people who are just starting their landscape architecture firms or design | Read More

Vectorworks 2010 gets new Service Pack

December 21, 2009,AEDT

Recently Nemetschek released Service Pack 2 for English Vectorworks 2010 and its variations (eg Landmark, etc). Vectorworks 2010 now has Service Pack 2 which fixes issues with DXF/DWG import & export, wall joining as wells as a few other updates. For all you techies who want to know everything that | Read More

Eli Cohen’s sustainability and phytoremediation lecture

December 11, 2009,AEDT

Eli Cohen recently gave a lecture as one of the Freshkills Park lecture series and the Freshkills Blog posted this on Wednesday Eli Cohen gave a terrific talk Monday night on his work, as director of Ayala Water and Ecology, using plants to remove pollutants and contaminants from water, soil and | Read More

Ecological Agriculture: can it feed the world?

November 23, 2009,AEDT

The latest edition of the Monthly Review (November 2009, Volume 61, Number 6) includes a paper from Jules Pretty is professor of environment and society at the University of Essex, UK. titled Can Ecological Agriculture Feed Nine Billion People? Below is an extract from the paper Something is wrong with | Read More

Scientists unveil plant DNA barcode

November 16, 2009,AEDT

Telegraph reports Scientists meeting at the third International Barcode of Life conference in Mexico City last week have agreed on a region of DNA that will be used to identify plants by genus in a new system of codification. Although genetic “barcoding” of animals, which allows scientists to identify animals | Read More

Masdar to use more PV’s to power city

November 12, 2009,AEDT

With the recent drop in costs for photovoltaics (PV) and the effect of dust and haze on solar-thermal technology(the technology originally planned) has caused a rethink in supplying energy to Masdar. The utilities management company has decided to use 50% photovoltaics and 50% solar thermal due to costs. Although photovoltaics | Read More

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