‘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

Fountain figures might pour cold water on project

December 14, 2007,AEDT

As workers pounded in tall fence posts and moved stacks of metal barriers into Washington Square Park on Monday and Tuesday, cordoning off the area for Phase I of the park’s renovation, opponents were making a last-ditch effort to derail | Read More

New galleries take shape at Botanical Garden

December 14, 2007,AEDT

For years, the aluminum lath house that sheltered the Desert Botanical Garden’s treasured cactus collection sorely needed a dynamic makeover. Considered state of the art in 1950, the space had long ago reached capacity, with specimens poking through the top | Read More

Residents may get new view

December 14, 2007,AEDT

City landscape architects will go to work on the railroad running through Scarborough and Riverdale over the next few months, to try and find a way to hide two intrusive new signal towers from residents along the line. The two | Read More

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