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-
California lawmakers passed a bill aimed preventing urban sprawl and improve public transportation.
Read more @ the SOURCE: California Seeks to Curb Sprawl – WSJ.com.
Kironde offers a column on Tanzania’s rapid urbanisation and how past development was undertaken and what the future holds.
SOURCE: Tanzania Standard Newspapers