Urban Trees Enhance Water Infiltration-newswire.com

Newswire reports

“Global land use patterns and increasing pressures on water resources demand creative urban stormwater management.

A group of researchers from Virginia Tech, Cornell, and University of California at Davis have been investigating innovative ways to maximize the potential of trees to address stormwater.

Virginia Tech scientists used two container experiments to establish that urban tree roots have the potential to penetrate compacted subsoils and increase infiltration rates in reservoirs being used to store stormwater.”

SOURCE:Newswise Science News | Urban Trees Enhance Water Infiltration.

Arboretum approved for Fort Williams – Mainetoday.com

Maine Today reports

“A proposal for an arboretum at Fort Williams Park gained unanimous approval from the town Planning Board on Tuesday night.

Backers of the project now will embark on a private fundraising campaign. They hope to raise $80,000 to construct the first phase of the arboretum, on roughly half an acre that would be visible from the park’s main entrance.”

SOURCE: MaineToday.com | News Update: Arboretum approved for Fort Williams.

Environmental Futures 08: Creating the Climate for Change (UK)

Location:QEII Conference Centre, London

Building on the success of environmental futures 07 this year’s conference will combine perspectives from government, business, the investment community and others to:
# Share the latest thinking and policies on the environment, with the focus on a low carbon economy and adaptation to built-in climate change.
# Debate the respective roles of government, business, the investment community, the technology sector and other groups in delivering real change.
# Uncover the mechanisms and measures that will incentives and accelerate progress and stimulate wider behavior change.

For more click here

The Long View – Metropolis Magazine

Andrew Blum of Metropolis Magazine has written a excellent article on James Corner and his work as a landscape architect and pushing the profession of landscape architecture to the forefront of design.

This article is a must read at Metroplis Magazine – The Long View.

Kimbell Art Museum reveals $70 million Renzo Piano expansion designs – Fort Worth Business Press

Fort Worth Buiness Press reports

“After a year and half of discussion and planning, Fort Worth’s Kimbell Art Museum on Nov. 18 unveiled preliminary plans for a new $70 million neighboring building designed by Italian architectural giant Renzo Piano and funded by the Kimbell Art Foundation.

Piano said only about 20 percent of the existing lawn will be incorporated into a sweeping berm that will shield the roof from the western sun and insulate the walls. Piano said he is working closely with landscape architect Pond & Co. of Atlanta.”

SOURCE: Fort Worth Business PressKimbell Art Museum reveals $70 million Renzo Piano expansion designs –

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