Blue Ridge Parkway Destination Center Opens

December 18, 2007,AEDT

The National Park Service and the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area announce the opening of the Blue Ridge Parkway Destination Center at milepost 384 on the parkway on December 17. The building itself reflects the cutting edge of energy saving technology. Constructed to LEED certification standards (Leadership in Energy and | Read More

Cities cultivate 2 types of green

December 18, 2007,AEDT

Squatting on the roof of a row house with a panoramic view of the sewage plants and warehouses that surround the South Bronx, James Wells sounds like a tree-hugger. He photographs the progress of seedlings he planted on the roof, one of his first “green roof” installations, and explains how | Read More

Surprise from the streets: Art!

December 18, 2007,AEDT

Shards of glass arranged randomly on a wooden utility pole. A jaunty human body carved out of a dead tree, wearing a tire as a hat. Ceramic benches in a vacant lot. The face of an elf painted on the base of a streetlight. Elaborate graffiti in countless places across | Read More

5 greening master plans to launch in Sept in Hong Kong

December 18, 2007,AEDT

Greening master plans for Sheung Wan, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay, Mong Kok and Yau Ma Tei will be implemented in September, the Development Bureau says. It has proposed creating a directorate post to boost professional landscape architectural expertise within Government. In a paper tabled to lawmakers, the bureau said at | Read More

Madrona Woods creek again flows free

December 18, 2007,AEDT

For decades, the cool, clear water from springs in the city-owned Madrona Woods flowed through stormwater pipes into Lake Washington. But no more. Madrona residents are taking back their creeks. Seattle landscape architect Peggy Gaynor, who has worked on rerouting creeks from pipes at Thornton Creek, Meadowbrook and Ravenna, said | Read More

Congress Centre to get NCC scrutiny

December 18, 2007,AEDT

couple of weeks ago, the Congress Centre team met with NCC design advisers, including an architect and landscape architect who raised concerns about the design of the project. But the centre has received generally positive reviews from community leaders and has won commitments of $50 million each from the federal | Read More

Force of nature weighs in on Presidio plan

December 18, 2007,AEDT

If you don’t like Gap founder Donald Fisher’s proposal to erect a modern-looking modern art museum in San Francisco’s Presidio, Lawrence Halprin is on your side. Colorful and commanding, the 91-year-old landscape architect is no stranger to the Presidio: He designed the romantic terrain that enfolds the Letterman Digital Arts | Read More

SPG Solar Installs 69 Kilowatt Solar PV System

December 18, 2007,AEDT

MCA Architecture Planning Interiors, Payroll Masters and vanderToolen Associates, in partnership with SPG Solar, Inc., announced today the completion of a 69 kW roof-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) powered energy system at their headquarters in Napa. “As a landscape architectural firm that’s involved in projects which promote energy conservation and efficiency | Read More

China Must Go Green, and Soon

December 17, 2007,AEDT

When it comes to environmental issues like global warming, America and China behave like a couple in a bad marriage, playing the blame game. But to tackle the problem of global warming, neither country can go it alone. The University of California at Berkeley held a recent “marriage counseling” conference | Read More

Renewable Energy Powers Italian Town and Its Economy

December 17, 2007,AEDT

Europeans believe that renewable energy will bring economic benefits. But in Varese, Italy that prosperity has already arrived.by , Contributing Writer Varese, Italy has added 140 jobs in the past ten years. That’s pretty good for a town with a population of only 2,400. The town, which is located in | Read More

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