Urban Agriculture thrives in Zimbabwe

January 2, 2008,AEDT

RESIDENTS in and around Harare have capitalised on the incessant rains currently being experienced to plant maize and other crops for subsistence as more families get involved in urban agriculture. A survey around the city, mostly in high-density suburbs, showed that urban agriculture was thriving as most residents took up | Read More

Sydney Design Guide

January 2, 2008,AEDT

The Sydney Design Guide has just been launched which gives a great insight to all the things a local person would show you. It encompasses architecture, built environment, objects, industrial design, fashion, art, visual culture, eat/sleep/drink and a section on Design Resources. A great book for any design professional heading | Read More

Chandigarh may soon join the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites

December 31, 2007,AEDT

An icon of modern architecture, Chandigarh has been placed on the tentative list of the world heritage sites, which has been prepared by the UNESCO. One of the most significant urban planning experiments of the 20th century, the city, which is the administrative capital of two states- Punjab and Haryana- | Read More

Professor sees past connections in cultural landscapes

December 31, 2007,AEDT

Anita Clark interviews Professor Arnold Alanen a man who ‘sees the world through different eyes’. Professor Alanen talks about how cultural landscapes exhibit links to past uses and human influences. A professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Wisconsin –Madison looks at cultural landscapes to interpret our past and their influence | Read More

Greece to transform airport into a park | Spero News

December 29, 2007,AEDT

A MULTIMILLION-EURO plan to transform Athens’ former airport into a residential park complete with sports venues and leisure and business centres has been met with mixed reactions by experts. On November 26, Public Works Minister George Souflias opened the Elliniko project to public consultation, giving architects, landscape architects, civil engineers, | Read More

Making material connections with ‘New West Coast Design’

December 29, 2007,AEDT

Curator Ted Cohen will start laying out a show called “New West Coast Design: Contemporary Objects,” which will start Jan. 18 in San Francisco, only after he returns from a two-week vacation lounging by the beach in Cabo San Lucas. Among the larger objects are a surfboard by Thomas Meyerhoffer, | Read More

Art Attack – Phoenix Sculpture makes a come back

December 28, 2007,AEDT

As we reported earlier this month that Phoenix had dropped the controversial art piece by Janet Echelman. However the city has had a change of heart and decided after the public rallied for the sculpture to be reinstated. Read more at Newsweek  

Ecotourism in Yunnan (5 Part Series)

December 28, 2007,AEDT

Ecotourism is becoming more popular in China and Lila Buckley of the Globalist took a hands on approach to reasearching Eco-tourism for herself.An interesting read about the growing trend of Eco-tourism in China. read more at The Globalist

New Ecotown Will Ruin The Area Warns Parish Council

December 28, 2007,AEDT

PROPOSALS to build a new eco-town on an old airfield could spell the end of surrounding market towns and villages in south Worcestershire, a parish council has warned. Bishampton and Throckmorton Parish Council said it thought the idea to build between 5,000 and 20,000 environmentally friendly’ new homes on the | Read More

Public Sculpture by Conceptual Artist Dennis Oppenheim

December 28, 2007,AEDT

Philadelphia has a new sound. Home to the Declaration of Independence and the famous Liberty Bell, the city now hosts an installation of bell-like public sculpture by conceptual artist Dennis Oppenheim. Wave Forms is spectacular, featuring six, 20 foot, bell shapes made of aluminum tube and perforated aluminum, in open-air | Read More

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