Wuxi Taihu New City | Wuxi China | SOM with Tom Leader Studio

October 24, 2012,AEDT

Wuxi Taihu New City is an approximately 500-hectare master plan that reconnects the city with its waterfront and creates dense, walkable neighborhoods oriented around a central park. The master plan, by SOM in collaboration with Tom Leader Studio, involves an extensive open space network to improve quality of life in a | Read More

Docklands Marina Park | Cork Ireland | OKRA

August 23, 2012,AEDT

Ireland’s first large scale urban wetlands and park surrounding a modern sports stadium, which it is hoped will act as a catalyst project for the redevelopment of Cork Docklands, has been awarded by Cork City Council to OKRA. The winning concept design, led by the Dutch landscape architects OKRA in | Read More

West Point Foundry Preserve breaks ground

June 21, 2012,AEDT

Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects has broken ground on a $3.6M project to preserve and interpret the historic ruins of the West Point Foundry Preserve in the Village of Cold Spring, New York, transforming the venerable site into a park that respects and reveals its industrial and ecological history. Scenic Hudson, | Read More

Planting starts at London Olympic Park wetland

June 24, 2010,AEDT

The first of 4,000 new semi-mature trees are taking root in the London’s Olympic Park with around 100 ash, cherry and hazel trees, grown in Hampshire, already planted. The first of 300,000 wetland plants, grown in Norfolk and Wales for the UK’s largest ever urban river and wetland planting, were laid | Read More

Beijing to build six lakes and two wetlands

March 3, 2010,AEDT

Beijng is planning to build six lakes and two wetlands along the currently dry Yongding River (known as the Mother River of Beijing). Part of the river flows for 170 kilometres through several districts of Beijing. The six lakes to be constructed are Mencheng Lake, Lianshi Lake, Xiaoyue Lake, Wanping | Read More

Wetlands restored after long term acid runoff

January 5, 2010,AEDT

Australian scientists have announced the world’s first successful large-scale restoration of a coastal wetland being devastated by acid runoff. The acid crisis at East Trinity began in the 1970s, when developers drained and cleared 800 hectares of tidal wetland to grow sugarcane. This dried out underlying acid sulfate soils causing | Read More

Green group criticizes delay of wetlands protection plan

November 25, 2009,AEDT

Calgary Herald reports Environmentalists are disappointed that another plan for Alberta‘s water resources pushes back to at least 2012 a strategy for protecting wetlands. “After a decade of debate and the loss of thousands of hectares of wetlands in Alberta, we can no longer afford to delay taking action to | Read More

Annapolis’ floating wetland

November 24, 2009,AEDT

baltimoresun.com reports Annapolis intends to test a floating island in a local lagoon that, if successful, could help clean the water in the Chesapeake Bay, according to Mayor Ellen O. Moyer…… Floating islands are created from recycled plastics and planted with wetland plants that soak up nutrients from the water, | Read More

Burning issue of Spain’s wetlands

November 10, 2009,AEDT

Aljazeera.net reports The European Union is asking Spain why one of its precious wetland reserves has been allowed to dry up so much that the peat which lies beneath the surface is on fire. Ecologists blame the mismanagement of water resources and over-irrigation for the environmental tragedy in the Tablas | Read More

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