Tennessee’s Urban Forests Valued in the Billions

March 20, 2012,AEST

Tennessee’s urban forests, currently valued at about $80 billion, also provide almost $650 million in benefits such as carbon storage, pollution removal, and energy reduction according to a new U.S. Forest Service report. The authors of Urban Forests of Tennessee, | Read More

Cronton Colliery Competition Finalists Announced

March 6, 2012,AEST

We announced the Public Open Space At Cronton Colliery – Ideas Masterplan Competition back in January. The Land Trust’s international design competition attracted 50 entries from all over the world, including innovative projects designed by teams in South Korea, Japan and | Read More

model of urban healing | Fibo City | Perkins+Will

July 9, 2011,AEST

fibroCITY was conceived and designed by the Houston office of Perkins+Will, who envision a pedestrian-oriented, community-driven environment that physically bridges over the city’s existing highway system as a means of reconnecting urban communities. This design entry for the Living City | Read More

International Green Construction Code launched

March 29, 2010,AEST

Version 1.0 of the International Green Construction Code(IGCC) was launched by the International Code Council. Of interest to Landscape Architects is Chapter 4 – Site development and land use which provides requirements for the development and maintenance of building and | Read More

Masdar to use more PV’s to power city

November 12, 2009,AEST

With the recent drop in costs for photovoltaics (PV) and the effect of dust and haze on solar-thermal technology(the technology originally planned) has caused a rethink in supplying energy to Masdar. The utilities management company has decided to use 50% | Read More

White vs Green roofs at McGill

November 11, 2009,AEST

Henry Gass of McGill Daily reports The fight for Montreal’s environmental future has recently reached new heights, as various environmental groups in the city promote the installation of energy-efficient green and white roofs. Green rooftops, or rooftop gardens, are becoming | Read More

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