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. | 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 | 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 | 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 | Read More

‘Disneyfication’ of NY city Parks?

December 17, 2007,AEDT

GREENWICH VILLAGE. Last week’s dispute over the cost of relocating Washington Square’s fountain is just the latest wrinkle in a longer debate that’s sure to continue. A request to interview Parks Dept. designer George Vellonakis was denied, but the National | Read More

Going green with a cycleway above the streets

December 17, 2007,AEDT

LIKE the walkways built in the canopies above rainforests, North Sydney Council hopes to lift pedestrians and cyclists above the urban jungle, with an ambitious plan to build an elevated path running from the southern end of the Harbour Bridge | Read More

The Chiswick chain saw massacre?

December 16, 2007,AEDT

Dare to apply for permission to fell a tree and you can stir up the most passionate of responses. Dare to apply to fell more than 300 in a Grade I-listed historic public park and you have a full-scale battle | Read More

Recycled sewerage for Library landscape

December 15, 2007,AEDT

Human waste from the new mega-library in Peppermint Grove will be recycled and used on a $1 million landscaped park around the building. It will be the first time the technology has been used in Australia. Harvested “brown water” will | Read More

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