European Green City Index – how green is your city?

December 11, 2009,AEST

Siemens recently published on their website the European Green City Index showing the results of a study conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Copenhagen was ranked #1 with Stockholm (2) and Oslo (3). Dense city centres such as Berlin (8), | Read More

Plans submitted for Paignton seafront playground

November 27, 2009,AEST

thisissouthdevon.co.uk reports DETAILS of the new £500,000 Lottery-funded playground for Paignton seafront have been submitted to Torbay Council. The ideas by landscape architect Rob McGuiness at Bay architectural firm Kay Elliott include a timber board walk bridging the play area | Read More

The Rooftop Garden Climbs Down a Wall

November 20, 2009,AEST

Ken Belson of the New York Times has written an interesting piece about green walls which looks at the green wall as a source of food production. Belson talks to a varied number of designers, universities and manufacturers about the | Read More

New sample designs for Sydney railway stations

November 18, 2009,AEST

Sydney Metro have released sample designs for Pyrmont and Rozelle metro stations are now online following a second successful design principles workshop. The three different visions for how the stations might look were developed during the workshop process, which was | Read More

Construction Underway at Canada’s Sugar Beach

November 18, 2009,AEST

Waterfront Toronto, together with the Governments of Canada and Ontario and the City of Toronto, officially broke ground recently on Canada’s Sugar Beach, a new park that is transforming a surface parking lot in a former industrial area into Toronto’s | Read More

Montreal transforms a dump into a park

November 18, 2009,AEST

Montrealers are enjoying St.Michel Environmental Complex, a former quarry and garbage dump that is a park-in-progress. The site is being transformed from wasteland into a new green park, gone are the trucks, the seagulls and smelly garbage. Currently the park | Read More

Ideas competition for Champ-de-Mars metro station

November 6, 2009,AEST

The Mayor of Montréal, Gérald Tremblay, is pleased to announce a nationwide ideas competition for the redesigning of the area around Champ-de-Mars metro station. The purpose of the competition is to solicit explorations and illustrations of a variety of development | Read More

Playground to be designed by game designer

October 29, 2009,AEST

In recent News via Guardian newspaper a game designer, Keita Takahashi will be working with Nottingham City Council and its landscape architect to come up with a playground design for Woodthorpe Grange Park. SOURCE: Guardian.co.uk Ed note: I think this | Read More

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