Auckland students win by sustainable design

July 4, 2008,AEDT

Open to University of Auckland Civil and Environmental Engineering students, the competition brief was to re-design a system that reduces stormwater runoff and pollution in new housing developments, while contributing to good urban design. The competition was jointly sponsored by | Read More

City may stop urban village

June 24, 2008,AEDT

A PROPOSED urban village for up to 10,000 residents in southern Redland Bay is likely to be opposed by the new Redland City Council. Councillors are considering changes to the city’s 20-year growth plans in the wake of an election | Read More

Irrigation dam ‘inappropriate’ –

June 11, 2008,AEDT

Central Plains Water’s (CPW) proposed dam across the Waianiwaniwa Valley would be like a line of tower blocks extending 2km across the Canterbury countryside, a hearing has been told. Landscape architect Di Lucas, who was giving evidence on behalf of | Read More

Order of Australia for Landscape Architecture academic

June 9, 2008,AEDT

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) celebrates the awarding of the Member of the Order of Australia (AM) to Professor Catherin Bull as announced today as part of the 2008 Australian Queen’s Birthday Honours. Professor Catherin Bull of the University | Read More

Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange Goes Green

May 17, 2008,AEDT

In a collaborative effort between Navy Region Hawaii, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Hawaii, and the Navy Exchange (NEX), a practical landscape design using environmentally-friendly vegetation and xeriscaping is being implemented at the Pearl Harbor NEX. Many of the plants | Read More

Councils face tight rules on planning –

May 9, 2008,AEDT

COUNCILS will be policed to ensure they consider planning laws and policies such as the Melbourne 2030 planning blueprint when dealing with new building projects. This follows a scathing report on the state’s planning approvals process by the Victorian Auditor-General’s | Read More

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