The head of Japan’s leading garden research and landscape consulting firm, Nakane & Associates, will give a lecture tonight at the Pacific Northwest College of Art.
Shiro Nakane’s presentation, Honoring the Past and Envisioning the Future of Landscape Architecture, will look at how landscape architects can design something new while incorporating the past.
The event is being sponsored by PNCA and the Portland Japanese Garden. It will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the PNCA Swigert Commons, 1241 N.W. Johnson St., in Portland. It is free and open to the public.
SOURCE: Daily Journal of Commerce.
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LAHORE: Housing societies of the city do not have an environment plan approved by the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) and the agency has not made a law to induce these housing societies to quantify trees on their land to protect the city’s environment, an Environment Protection Department (EPD) official told Daily Times on Sunday.
He said the Defence Housing Authority (DHA), Model Town Society and many other societies did not have any scientific “Land Use Planning” (LUP) under an approved environment plan to ensure a specific number of trees on their land.
Read more @ the SOURCE: Daily Times – Leading News Resource of Pakistan – Housing societies have no environment plans: EPD official.
Martha Schwartz is one of the world’s best-known living landscape architects. Her installation in the courtyard at Kjarvalsstadir alludes both to the artist’s experience of nature as explored in the exhibition “Dreams of the Sublime and Nowhere” and to the debate over environmental protection versus exploitation.
On display until July 20 @ Reykjavík Art Museum – Kjarvalsstadir Exhibition
SOURCE: What’s on in Iceland
Other companies are trying to save on gas by buying hybrids. Rana Creek Habitat Restoration, a Carmel Valley, Calif., landscape-architecture and ecological-design firm with 32 employees, traded in four of its 10-auto fleet for various hybrids. They altogether cost about $130,000, but each uses only about $25 a week in fuel, compared with $100 for the traditional autos — an annual savings of about $3,900 per hybrid.
SOURCE: Read more @ the Wall Street Journal – Tackling the Energy Monster