Cities could stop raw sewage from being dumped into local waterways during heavy rains if they installed more rooftop gardens on their buildings, says a Canadian environmental group.
SOURCE: cbc.ca – Green roofs could stop sewage from flowing into waterways: group.
The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) today announced the winners of the 2008 National Awards in Landscape Architecture. Twenty seven projects were awarded, from a record ninety seven submissions.
The AILA 2008 Australian Medal for Landscape Architecture Recipient: Urban Initiatives Pty Ltd in association with Meinhardt Infrastructure & Environment Pty Ltd Coastal Towns Design Frameworks
AILA 2008 National Landscape Architecture Award of Excellence Recipient: Taylor Cullity Lethlean with Paul Thompson The Australian Garden Stage One, Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne Category: Design
AILA 2008 National Landscape Architecture Award of Excellence Recipient: Urban Initiatives Pty Ltd Kubu River Hippos Exhibit Category: Land Management
See the AILA website for other 2008 award winners
SOURCE: AILA E-Bulletin.
No red tapism, no partisan politics leading to uneven growth. For once, the city’s growth will be charted by professionals. The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has recruited young professionals from leading urban planning institutes in the country to prepare a roadmap for the city in the next 10 years.
SOURCE: The Times of India – Experts will now chart city’s roadmap-Ahmedabad-Cities-
Kironde offers a column on Tanzania’s rapid urbanisation and how past development was undertaken and what the future holds.
SOURCE: Tanzania Standard Newspapers
Public parks within superblocks run by private developers can alleviate the lack of green public space and help urban revitalization, an expert said Friday.
“The city administration needs to revitalize the city but doesn’t have the cash. So permitting private superblocks is a part of urban revitalization,” University of Indonesia economist Faisal Basri said at the launch of Podomoro City, a superblock in Tanjung Duren, West Jakarta.
SOURCE: The Jakarta Post – ‘Superblocks add to green space’.