Green roofs taking root

December 25, 2007,AEDT

Shaw, a Eugene home­owner interested in environmentally sustainable building techniques, installed the green roof on an addition two years ago. It’s one of a handful of public and private Eugene buildings that sport a layer of greenery on top, a | Read More

Abu Dhabi Builds Its Architectural Cred

December 22, 2007,AEDT

The building boom in the capital of the United Arab Emirates rivals that of Dubai. But Abu Dhabi hopes to distinguish itself with ambitious green architecture In recent weeks, the rivalry between neighboring United Arab Emirates Dubai and Abu Dhabi | Read More

DEFRA consultation – Landscape Institute

December 19, 2007,AEDT

DEFRA is currently in consultation on the review of schedule 9 to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and a ban on the sale of certain non-native species. Pages 12 to 23 and 27 to 31 are perhaps of most | Read More

Gray water recycling gains momentum: Is it safe?

December 19, 2007,AEDT

That’s why, especially in the midst of a drought, some Atlantans cringe at the thought of flushing it down the commode. “Putting drinking water down our toilets doesn’t make sense,” said Danny Feig-Sandoval. The Atlanta contractor is among a handful | Read More

Blue Ridge Parkway Destination Center Opens

December 18, 2007,AEDT

The National Park Service and the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area announce the opening of the Blue Ridge Parkway Destination Center at milepost 384 on the parkway on December 17. The building itself reflects the cutting edge of energy saving | Read More

Cities cultivate 2 types of green

December 18, 2007,AEDT

Squatting on the roof of a row house with a panoramic view of the sewage plants and warehouses that surround the South Bronx, James Wells sounds like a tree-hugger. He photographs the progress of seedlings he planted on the roof, | Read More

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

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