IFLA Congress Call for Contributions Deadline Approaching

December 7, 2007,AEDT

The final opportunity to submit contributions  for the 45th International Federation of Landscape Architects World Congress 2008 to be held in the Netherlands must be submitted before December 31st 2007.The topic “Transforming with Water” of the IFLA World Congress will bring together professionals in landscape architecture, spatial planning, and urban | Read More

Ontario’s worst river trails garbage, sludge and toxins

December 7, 2007,AEDT

One can tell it is rocking with the wind by the slabs of ice floating on its surface – a translucent jigsaw puzzle that carries the chocolate bar wrappers, empty beer cans and plastic pop bottles that have become a familiar part of this sorry scenery. This is the mouth | Read More

Shortage of Residential Land In Delhi

December 7, 2007,AEDT

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has reported that in Master Plan of Delhi-2021 (MPD 2021), it has been estimated to accommodate 23,000,000(230 lakhs) of projected population by 2021 for which the additional requirement of urban extension would be 20,000 to 22,000 ha. of urbanisable land within development time-frame of 15-16 | Read More

Municipalities want power to preserve natural areas

December 7, 2007,AEDT

EDMONTON – Municipalities have asked the provincial government to give them more power to protect natural areas within their boundaries. “We’re losing a lot of our natural areas — wetlands, tree stands, that sort of thing — and we don’t have the tools in the municipalities to protect them,” said | Read More

Right Trees for England for Climate Change

December 6, 2007,AEDT

A new website launched bu the Mayor of London is Right Trees for Climate Change and helpd built environment professionals, other professions and developers to decide on the most suitable tree.Right Trees for Climate Change

Zande joining Stantec

December 6, 2007,AEDT

A Canadian engineering and design company plans to acquire R.D. Zande & Associates, a Columbus-based business known for environmental and civil engineering. Stantec Inc., a publicly traded company in Edmonton, Alberta, will pay an undisclosed amount of cash for R.D. Zande, 1500 Lake Shore Dr. The deal is expected to | Read More

Shortage of Skills in the Built Environment

December 6, 2007,AEDT

The Construction Industry Council launched their Professional Services Survey yesterday stated that the Built Environment industry requires 12,000 competent new professionals to enter the industry every year to meet demand as major projects such as the Olympics gather speed. Added pressure is being put on the industry because 20% of | Read More

Landscape Sacrificial – Landscape Institute

December 6, 2007,AEDT

The Landscape Institute called for a greater role for the profession in response to the Government’s ‘Draft Strategy for Sustainable Construction.’ Chair of the Landscape Institute Policy Committee Jon Lovell said landscape was often “the sacrificial lamb” on projects, which undermined both the environmental and commercial value of developments. Responding to | Read More

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