Preserving biodiversity in suburban, rural areas [Event: Workshop]

March 21, 2011,AEDT

Development in urban, suburban and even rural areas can often limit the variety of plant and animal life in these environments. In some cases, development also means an increase in exotic plants, which can ultimately displace native plant communities, which in turn can disrupt local populations of birds, bugs and | Read More

UK Landscape Award call for entries

April 6, 2010,AEDT

Recently a website was launched for the UK Landscape Award which was created by the European Landscape Convention and helps to implement it in the UK. The winner will become the UK’s entry to the Landscape Award of the Council of Europe (COE) which will be decided by the COE | Read More

Gulf Landscaping opens in Abu Dhabi

March 29, 2010,AEDT

Gulf Landscaping 2010 starts in Abu Dhabi, UAE today with His Excellency H.E. Rashid Mubarak Al Hajeri, Chairman of the Department of Municipal Affairs inaugurating the event which will showcase both the theory and shared best practice for those involved in the Plan Abu Dhabi 2030 vision.  Speakers involved include | Read More

Gulf Landscaping 2010 – Abu Dhabi, UAE

February 16, 2010,AEDT

The UAE’s and wider Middle East’s leading exhibition dedicated to the outdoor design and landscaping architecture industries. Gulf Landscaping is the region’s only trade event dedicated to servicing the architectural and landscaping demands of the Middle East and the capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi. It will bring together the visions | Read More

Polnoon: Scotland’s first eco-village

November 26, 2009,AEDT

Herald Scotland reports Scotland’s first eco-friendly village is set to be built on the outskirts of Glasgow.The pioneering development would see a low-carbon village called Polnoon created near Eaglesham, in East Renfrewshire.The Scottish Government has worked with developers on the design of the community, which they are dubbing the “conservation | Read More

Suburbs stop growing due to housing bust

November 24, 2009,AEDT

USAToday reports The recession and housing collapse have halted four decades of double-digit growth for nearly half of the nation’s biggest rapidly expanding suburbs. Twenty-four of the 53 cities of 100,000 or more that grew by at least 10% every decade since 1970 lost population in the last two years. | Read More

Hong Kong Building regulations under review

November 23, 2009,AEDT

news.com.hk reports The Council for Sustainable Development will recommend ways to deal with the problem of ‘inflated’ buildings in the first half of next year, Secretary for Development Carrie Lam says, adding the Government will review parking space proportions in buildings. As Hong Kong has a comprehensive railway system which | Read More

Urban panel will transform the face of our cities – India

November 20, 2009,AEDT

Times of India reports The proposed new urbanization commission and its exciting range of reforms is set to herald urban development in the state in the coming months. There could be simultaneous amendments to the Town and Country Planning Act. In the draft urban development policy released by the government | Read More

The State of Town Planning in Ghana

November 17, 2009,AEDT

Kwadwo (Kojo) Fordjour, AICP has written a great article published at Ghana Web which looks at the state of Town Planning in Ghana. Ghana has a population of 22 million with 385 towns and cities, however there is little planning and few universities offering courses in Town Planning. Kwadwo states | Read More

Urban renewal gets more funds – The Times of India

February 17, 2009,AEDT

The Times of India reports “With rapid urbanisation going hand in hand with crumbling infrastructure in towns and cities, finance minister Pranab Mukherjee raised theallocation for the government’s flagship programme — Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission — to Rs 11,842 crore from Rs 10,447.98 crore in 2008-09. The government has | Read More