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 housing sprawl
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.
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.