Chinese scoops UN awards for its harmonious cities – Xinhua

highest award conferred by the United Nations system in this field– the Habitat Scroll of Honour Special Citation — goes not to an outstanding individual, but to a Chinese city, Nanjing.

read more @ the SOURCE: Chinese scoops UN awards for its harmonious cities – Xinhua.

Green Streetscapes

THE English have their allotments; in Sydney we use the streets. In a variation on guerilla gardening, Sydneysiders are moving veggie plots from the backyard to the street verge, and converting formerly fallow public land into mini-market gardens.

read more @ the SOURCE: The Sydney Morning Herald – green and two veg

Schmidt Hammer Lassen masterplans eco-town for Estonia – Building

Schmidt Hammer Lassen is working on the masterplan for an 481,000m2 eco-town, named EcoBay, overlooking the Baltic Sea near Tallinn in Estonia, to house 6,000 people.

Read more @ the SOURCE: Schmidt Hammer Lassen masterplans eco-town for Estonia – Building.co.uk

Redesigning a polluted province in Italy – International Herald Tribune

For places as far gone as this one, however, a new breed of landscape architects is recommending a radical solution: not so much to restore the environment as to redesign it.

Read more @ the SOURCE: Redesigning a polluted province in Italy – International Herald Tribune.

Sausalito landscape architect SWA Group builds living roof at California Academy of Sciences in S.F. – Marin Independent Journal

Designing the living roof at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco was a natural for the SWA Group, a landscape architecture firm based in Sausalito.

The 50-year-old company had designed a planted roof previously, did the master plan for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and has been at the forefront in creating projects that are in harmony with the land and natural systems

SOURCE: Sausalito landscape architect SWA Group builds living roof at California Academy of Sciences in S.F. – Marin Independent Journal.

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