IFLA Congress Call for Contributions Deadline Approaching

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 development as well as water management experts from many countries in the world.

Guidelines for Contributions
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IFLA 2008 Congress Website

Ontario’s worst river trails garbage, sludge and toxins

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 of what Environment Canada has deemed one of the worst rivers in the country.

The 38-kilometre Don River has been hard at work since the city came into being. Mills and factories popped up along the riverbanks and were followed by petrochemical plants and other pollution-heavy industrial endeavours.

TheStar.com Ontario’s worst river trails garbage, sludge and toxins.

Shortage of Residential Land In Delhi

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 years.

PIB Press Release.

Municipalities want power to preserve natural areas

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 Grant Pearsell, Edmonton’s natural areas co-ordinator and main author of the resolution.

Municipalities want power to preserve natural areas.

Right Trees for England for Climate Change

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

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