Indonesia plants trees to offset Bali emissions

December 4, 2007,AEDT

BALI, Indonesia (Reuters) – Indonesia has planted millions of trees to soak up an estimated 50,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases to be emitted during U.N.-led climate talks in Bali, Environment Minister Rachmat Witoelar said on Monday. More than 10,000 politicians, | Read More

Chicago’s Alleys Turning Green

December 3, 2007,AEDT

A new initiative will help make Chicago’s 1,900 miles (3,000 kilometers) of alleyways more sustainable. The miniature streets behind homes and buildings, used mainly for garbage collection and parking access, keep main roads cleaner and less congested but are prone | Read More

Granton Harbour ‘like a dreary Beijing estate’

December 3, 2007,AEDT

GRANTON Harbour has received the dubious honour of being shortlisted for the notorious ‘Plook on the Plinth’ award. Judges compared the waterfront development to a “dreary market-driven estate” in Beijing, rather than the iconic project that developers envisaged. It also | Read More

Metro: Integrating Habitats. A design competition.

December 3, 2007,AEDT

Integrating Habitats. A design competition. Planning and stewardship › Land and development › Nature-friendly development › Integrating Habitats. A design competition. Integrating Habitats calls for innovative, visionary design proposals that combine design excellence, ecological stewardship and economic enterprise. Metro: Integrating | Read More

Fragmented Nature – New Herzog & de Meuron Project

December 2, 2007,AEDT

The new Miami Art Museum has the potential to be a breathtaking, beautiful building, one that could simultaneously express new ideas about architecture and its place in the environment and pay homage to the rhythms, climate and patterns of Miami. | Read More

A walk in progress

December 2, 2007,AEDT

A tour of the (more or less) finished sections of the new Greenway reveals that intentions have been met – and missed There might as well be three Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenways. That’s how varied are the segments into which | Read More

Landscape Institute Awards

December 1, 2007,AEDT

The awards comprised a total of 14 categories, including design, planning and research with 40 schemes either recognised as the winner, highly commended or commended. Winning schemes were as geographically diverse as the Dongtan Eco City in China and the | Read More

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