“In a research project at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s Watershed Research and Education Center, graduate student Channon Toland is studying the use of green roofs to control the storm water that now runs off of manmade structures. Working with Brian Haggard, director of the Arkansas Water Resources Center, and Mark Boyer, head of the department of landscape architecture, Toland built 15 mock green roofs at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s Watershed Research and Education Center in Fayetteville”
[SOURCE: KHBS NW Arkansas – Engineers Study Environmental Benefits Of Green Roofs]
Statesman Journal reports
“A $1.2 million project at Willamette Mission State Park soon will allow the Willamette River to flow through a 2-mile channel blocked by a dike since the 1940s.
It is one of a handful of key restoration projects identified by the state for partially returning the Willamette River to its historical meandering course.”
[SOURCE: Statesman Journal – Project alters course of river | StatesmanJournal.com]
Belfast Telegraph reports
“An Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) on the draft regeneration plan for the west side of Belfast city centre has been launched by the Minister for Social Development.
Margaret Ritchie said the masterplan had the potential to deliver over 300 residential units, of which 20% will be affordable housing and 2,400 jobs in the office, retail, leisure, restaurant and hospitality sectors.”
[SOURCE: Belfasttelegraph.co.uk – Regeneration plan to boost Belfast - Business News, Business]
Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports
“Ten Penn State students have turned vacant lots into designer lots in four neighborhoods — at least conceptually.
At the Connelley Learning Center in the Hill District yesterday, the landscape architecture students displayed solutions to blighted lots, stormwater run-off and underused existing green spaces in Beltzhoover, Hays, the Hill and Lincoln Place. Two designs were for a white water rafting venue in the Neville Island back channel of the Emsworth lock and dam.”
[SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post Gazette – Penn State students solve problems of vacant city lots].
The Journal reports
“They design, they modify and they manage the world around us. Our cities, our waterways, our space. Two weeks ago the crème de la crème of landscape architects were recognized in the Landscape Institute’s biennial awards.
ECA publication Open Space: People Space, from the Open Space research centre was handed the prestigious research award for its unusual investigation into social interaction with the environment…..”
SOURCE: The Journal – National honours for ECA