“Before the City Council held its final meeting of the year Dec. 16, the council’s legislative and environmental committee convened at City Hall to discuss the city’s bid to shift responsibility for street tree maintenance to homeowners, a measure intended to save $189,000 annually and, council members said, to maintain Stockton’s street trees better.”
[SOURCE: Recordnet.com: City looks for ways to trim tree costs].
“A towering cylinder holds rainwater on reserve, which feeds into a pond to irrigate a re-created desert ecosystem.
It is here, at the University of Arizona’s School of Architecture, where students use innovative building materials to adapt to a change in environmental awareness.”
SOURCE: AZSTARNET.COM – UA course offerings are increasingly green – www.azstarnet.com
Editor – UA offer Landscape Architecture courses
“As politicians weigh economic stimulus for cities, research suggests a surprising way to succeed: make it fun”
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“Dallas-based HKS Inc., the world’s ninth-largest architecture firm, has launched a group to promote eco-friendly design with its staff and clients.”
[SOURCE: dallasnews.com – HKS begins green design group | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Dallas Business News].
2008 Chicagoans of the Year in architecture: Daniel Wheeler and Lawrence Kearns of Wheeler Kearns Architects
SOURCE Chicagotibune – 2008 Chicagoans of the Year in architecture: Daniel Wheeler and Lawrence Kearns of Wheeler Kearns Architects
“From Kenya to South Africa to Ecuador, Purdue University students are using the skills they learn in the classroom to help others around the world.
Kim Wilson, a professor of horticulture and landscape architecture, will travel with 12 students to Ecuador on May 19. She says they hope to complete some of the design projects previous classes worked on during the past four years.
“A new government was elected this year, and there is money to implement a few of the sustainable designs in the rainforest village of San Miguel, including a boat ramp and central open space,” Wilson said. “Also, Bahia de Caraquez would like us to continue with their waterfront design along the Pacific Coast.”
SOURCE: Purdue University – Purdue students go global with service projects.