Making your garden grow sustainably

August 16, 2008,AEDT

Landscape architect Kate Bridger outlines the latest thinking on landscaping newly-built developments and designing sustainable gardens. SOURCE: icNewcastle – Making your garden grow sustainably.

A DIY Guide To Building A Green Roof Hits The Virtual Shelves.

August 10, 2008,AEDT

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

Lisbon developers waiting for buildings to be condemned

August 10, 2008,AEDT

The Portugal Resident reports that “HUNDREDS OF Lisbon city centre buildings are standing empty because owners don’t have the money to do them up. Despite being granted planning permission for improvements and change of use, many 19th and early 20th century buildings remain in a dilapidated and rundown state because | Read More

Uncontrolled outdoor advertising floods Ukrainian capital

August 7, 2008,AEDT

Caught in a blizzard of outdoor advertising, Kyiv seems to have turned into a slick commercial capital. But while some find the advertising blitzkrieg alluring and profitable, others are desperately trying to cut through the clutter. Read more @ the SOURCE: Kyiv Post – Uncontrolled outdoor advertising floods Ukrainian capital.

New entrance at Vale do Lobo

August 7, 2008,AEDT

JARDIM VISTA, led by Richard Westcott, has recently landscaped a new entrance at one of the Algarve’s most prestigious tourist resorts – Vale do Lobo. Read more @ the SOURCE: Euro Weekly News – New entrance at Vale do Lobo

The rise of the urban shepherd – Society – The Guardian

July 21, 2008,AEDT

It’s not often you go from your day job to turning a sheep over and inspecting its hooves,” says Brigitta Richards. A nursery nurse, Richards is one of a growing number of volunteer shepherds recruited by Brighton and Hove city council as part of an initiative to reintroduce grazing to | Read More

The Landscape Institute and the Trees and Design Action Group

July 21, 2008,AEDT

Championing the value of large trees in the urban environment The environmental, economic and social benefits of trees are well documented. Members of The Landscape Institute routinely work to ensure that trees form an integral part of the urban landscape and public realm. However, the valuable contribution made by large-growing | Read More

RMJM help inner city youths become architects

July 14, 2008,AEDT

Scotsman.com reports that RMJM the Edinburgh based firm has launched a  project worth £1m  in conjuction with the Stephen Lawrence Trust to encourage more inner city youths from ethnic minorities to pursue a career in architecture. RMJM worked on the Scottish Parliament building hopes that the project will increase the diversity and creativity of | Read More

230ft wind turbine for Opera House

July 12, 2008,AEDT

Jon Land of 24dash.com reports that Glynedebourne Opera House of East Sussex, UK will install a 230ft (70m) to reduce the venue’s carbon emissions by 70% and will reduce its impact on the environment. SOURCE: 24dash – Glyndebourne Opera House given go-ahead for 230ft wind turbine>

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