Landscape Institute: Knowledge Base goes live

March 29, 2010,AEDT

The Landscape Institute in the UK recently launched Knowledge Base – The new online service for LI members offers easy access to technical information. Knowledge Base brings together technical documents, articles, FAQs and online tools in an easily searchable database. No more fruitless Googling – the Knowledge Base is devoted entirely | Read More

Go-ahead on Gustafson Porter designed Woolwich Squares

December 20, 2009,AEDT

Builder & Engineer reports A £6.6m project to revamp the two squares at the heart of Woolwich town centre will go ahead in the New Year after Greenwich councillors gave the scheme the green light yesterday…. The scheme has been designed by landscape architects Gustafson Porter, and follows detailed consultation | 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

UNStudio win Beijing Creative Zone competition

November 17, 2009,AEDT

UNStudio has been awarded 1st prize in the recent competition for the masterplan of the Beijing River Creative Zone, located in Yanqing, 200km from Beijing. From the nine projects presented (Foster+Partners (UK), Zaha Hadid (UK), Atelier d’Architecture Christian de Portzamparc (FR), AS. Architecture-Studio (FR), Beijing Tsinghua Urban Planning &Design Institute | Read More

SKM to acquire Enviros

October 14, 2009,AEDT

Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) has posted their intent to acquire Enviros, a multi-disciplinary sustainability, environmental and health and safety consultancy in the UK. The deal is expected to complete within the coming weeks. Enviros has leading capabilities in climate change and renewables, compliance management, health and safety, sustainable development, and | Read More

High Speed Rail gathering speed – Op-ed

August 26, 2009,AEDT

News in the USA and UK over the last few days has been humming about High Speed Rail initiatives in both countries. In the USA news is reaching fever pitch over High Speed Rail as the details of submissions for the US Government’s $8 billion high speed rail initiative start | Read More

Mott MacDonald win contract to develop Crossrail

August 20, 2009,AEDT

Mott MacDonald, the global management, engineering and development consultancy has recently been awarded several new design contracts worth a total of around £10 million to help develop Crossrail, one of the biggest and most complex rail projects in the world. David Gutteridge, Mott MacDonald’s director for Crossrail commented: “We’re delighted | Read More

New Chair of CABE appointed

August 19, 2009,AEDT

Paul Finch has been appointed as the new chair of CABE and will take over from Sir John Sorrell this December. Paul is Programme director of the World Architecture Festival, and editor emeritus of Architectural Review and Architects’ Journal. He has chaired CABE’s London 2012 design review panel since 2006. | Read More

Vital wetland restored to natural glory

August 14, 2009,AEDT

JournalLive reports A 50-YEAR healing operation for internationally-important wetlands in the North has taken a major step forward. A £700,000 project to push forward the restoration of the 12,000-year-old Border Mires has been completed nearly two years ahead of schedule. Over 2,500 acres of the Border Mires. Read the full | Read More

Conservationist fears high-speed line will scar Chiltern landscape

August 8, 2009,AEDT

Guardian.co.uk reports White and his colleagues at the Chilterns Conservation Board, the public body responsible for protecting the Chilterns area of outstanding natural beauty, fear this bit of south Buckinghamshire could be “trashed” if the government goes ahead with its plan to drive a high-speed London-Birmingham line through the Chilterns. | Read More

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