China to reach 50% urban population by 2015

March 30, 2010,AEST

Recently Li Shouxin, director of the Development Planning Department stated that China’s urban population had reached 622 million by the end of 2009, with the urbanization rate standing at nearly 47 percent with the urban population growing by just under | Read More

Gulf Landscaping opens in Abu Dhabi

March 29, 2010,AEST

Gulf Landscaping 2010 starts in Abu Dhabi, UAE today with His Excellency H.E. Rashid Mubarak Al Hajeri, Chairman of the Department of Municipal Affairs inaugurating the event which will showcase both the theory and shared best practice for those involved | Read More

Landscape Institute: Knowledge Base goes live

March 29, 2010,AEST

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 | Read More

International Green Construction Code launched

March 29, 2010,AEST

Version 1.0 of the International Green Construction Code(IGCC) was launched by the International Code Council. Of interest to Landscape Architects is Chapter 4 – Site development and land use which provides requirements for the development and maintenance of building and | Read More

New ‘Future Cities Laboratory’ for Singapore

March 29, 2010,AEST

ETH Zurich, a Swiss University and the National Research Foundation of Singapore have signed an agreement for the “Future Cities Laboratory”. This set the seal on the structure of the new platform for urban development in Singapore. In this project, | Read More

University of Manitoba LA students win $25,000

March 27, 2010,AEST

A team from the Landscape Architecture program at University of Manitoba was one of the four teams awarded $25,000 from the $100,000 Go Green Challenge, a competition funded by the TD Friends of the Environment foundation (TDFEF), a national organization | Read More

The new urban India

March 27, 2010,AEST

The Wall Street Journal has an interesting article – Re-Imagining a New Urban India (subscription) written by Jaydeep Mody and Divya Dwivedi. The article looks at how urbanisation and economic growth go hand in hand and require macro and integrate | Read More

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