National Aquarium in Baltimore | Baltimore, USA | Rhodeside & Harwell

September 22, 2015,AEDT

Rhodeside & Harwell’s design has artfully integrated the unique environmental education message of the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland into an innovative ‘readable’ landscape design that improves a degraded urban site, incorporates sustainable systems and materials, provides public access and continues the exciting tradition of this Atlantic coast landmark.

Levinson Plaza | Boston USA | mikyoung kim design

October 4, 2013,AEDT

Envisioned as an urban grove, this central gathering space represents the convergence of community in this diverse, mixed income, residential development. The design accommodates a complex program, layering the varied multi-cultural and intergenerational uses with a number of meaningful gathering and recreational spaces for the residents. Tai Chi, chess, children’s | Read More

Hathi Gaon | Amber India | Integrated Design (INDE)

April 4, 2013,AEDT

The primary concern of the masterplan was to recreate an ecosystem which addresses the physical and psychological comfort of the elephants and Mumbai-based architects Rahul Mehrotra and Associates were invited to lead the initiative. The settlement was to be a habitat for a hundred elephants, which included ones on active | Read More

The Steel Yard | Providence USA | Klopfer Martin Design Group

February 5, 2013,AEDT

Most cities with industrial pasts inherit problematic environmental futures.  The Steel Yard’s cleanup is a showcase for regenerative design in a tough environment. Within industrial Providence, our project is a public intervention that upends commonly held notions of blighted neighborhoods and shows the potential for real, actively engaged – not | Read More

Soils management will be key to food, water and climate security | UNEP

February 16, 2012,AEDT

UNEP has just released the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Year Book 2012  and it highlights assessments indicating that some kinds of conventional and intensive agriculture are triggering soil erosion rates some 100 times greater than the rates at which nature can form soil in the first place. There could | Read More

Edaphic Effects | Philadelphia USA | PEG

November 30, 2011,AEDT

A prevalent problem facing cities and regions is inadequate stormwater infrastructure. Sixteen billion gallons of raw sewage get dumped into Philadelphia’s rivers and streams each year after rain events. Because wet-weather flow is a dispersed problem, it has become increasingly clear that it requires a dispersed solution. Consequently, cities have | Read More

Ecological Agriculture: can it feed the world?

November 23, 2009,AEDT

The latest edition of the Monthly Review (November 2009, Volume 61, Number 6) includes a paper from Jules Pretty is professor of environment and society at the University of Essex, UK. titled Can Ecological Agriculture Feed Nine Billion People? Below is an extract from the paper Something is wrong with | Read More

Montreal transforms a dump into a park

November 18, 2009,AEDT

Montrealers are enjoying St.Michel Environmental Complex, a former quarry and garbage dump that is a park-in-progress. The site is being transformed from wasteland into a new green park, gone are the trucks, the seagulls and smelly garbage. Currently the park is being capped with building rubble and soil. The park | Read More