DEVELOPERS have planted a grass roof on Cardiff’s new central library. The sedum turf will help insulate the 55,000sq ft six-storey building in the winter and keep it cool in the summer. read more @ WalesOnline – Greenroof for library
Virna Bussadori, president of the European Council of Spatial Planners, told The Irish Times that “green land shouldn’t be used for building houses everywhere” and the Government should be doing more to protect these areas. read more @ the SOURCE: The Irish Times – Top European planner ‘astonished’ by rural | Read More
As economic conditions worsen, LI members need to be aware that there is a risk of an increased number of complaints or insurance claims being brought against them by clients. read more @ the SOURCE: Landscape Institute – PI Insurance claims predicted to increase.
A landscape architect refused yesterday to give his view on the acceptability of long-term landscape damage caused by parts of the proposed Aberdeen bypass’s southern leg. read more @ the SOURCE: Press & Journal – Look at the bigger picture, says landscape architect
The Landscape Institute has published a Climate Change Position Statement, ‘Landscape architecture and the challenge of climate change’. Read more @ the SOURCE: Landscape Institute (UK) – Climate Change Position Statement.
Westside Shopping and LeisureCentre, an exciting new development designed by famed architect Daniel Libeskind, opened its doors to the public on Wednesday, October 8. What manyyears ago seemed a visionary, perhaps even utopian, concept for a new city district of Bern has finally become a reality. In addition to the | Read More
For places as far gone as this one, however, a new breed of landscape architects is recommending a radical solution: not so much to restore the environment as to redesign it. Read more @ the SOURCE: Redesigning a polluted province in Italy – International Herald Tribune.
Telegraph.co.uk is listing the world’s 50 most beautiful gardens a great list and quick summary for all those students learning landscape architecture history. Also good for those of us who have dreamt of travelling around the world visiting beautiful gardens. The world’s 50 most beautiful gardens – Part one: Europe | Read More
Landscape architect Kate Bridger outlines the latest thinking on landscaping newly-built developments and designing sustainable gardens. SOURCE: icNewcastle – Making your garden grow sustainably.
London, England. Two of the UK’s leading proponents of green roofs have teamed up to produce ‘THE DIY GUIDE TO GREEN & LIVING ROOFS’ – a guide aimed at individuals with a Do-It-Yourself inclination along with those having trouble persuading local contractors to take up the challenge of installing a | Read More