February 22, 2018

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The South African Landscapers Institute’s (SALI) Vision for the Next Term. -

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“Biophilic” Environments & Why Amazon Filled Its New Office With 40,000 Plants -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

No Carbon Footprint! “The World’s Most Sustainable Shopping Centre”, with Rooftop Farm, to Open in Melbourne -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Our Cities Cannot be Resilient Without Intergrating Healthy Wetlands in Their Infrastructure Asset Management & Planning -

Monday, February 12, 2018

Plans for ILASA 2018 -

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Net Zero Awarded to Johannesburg’s 78 Corlett Drive -

Friday, February 2, 2018

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Design indaba Conference 2018 21st -23th February -

Friday, January 26, 2018

2018 IPPS Southern Africa 21st Annual Conference 6 March 2018 – 9 March 2018 -

Friday, January 26, 2018

The drones that plant trees and deliver profits -

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

SANA Bursaries and Training: A Career in Horticulture -

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Project watch: Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest), Milan -

Friday, January 19, 2018

Award winning young architects pave the way to the future   -

Friday, January 19, 2018

Reliance and City of Cape Town celebrate a major milestone in the war against waste in the Western Cape -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

International: SLA’s park design for Bjarke Ingels power plant revealed -

Friday, January 12, 2018

There is still time to submit for IFLA 2018 World Congress- 4 days to deadline -

Friday, January 12, 2018

Urban-Think Tank develops low-cost housing for South African slum. -

Friday, January 12, 2018

Revisiting Landscape Architecture trends of 2017 and looking to 2018 and beyond -

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

This R15.2 Million lakeside home with a sloping green roof was just voted the best house in Britain -

Friday, December 8, 2017

Cape Town accepts carbon neutral development challenge

The City of Cape Town is participating in the C40 Reinventing Cities Programme, a worldwide competition that aims to transform underutilised urban sites into beacons of zero carbon emissions and resilient development.

As a signatory to C40 the city has committed to developing and implementing policies and programmes that generate reductions in both greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks. To this end the city says it is embarking on a process to make five city owned-sites available to innovative designers and implementers for carbon neutral development proposals.
A two-stage process

The proposals will form part of a two-stage process where teams, consisting of architects, urban planners and designers, developers, environmentalists, and representatives from the local community, submit their expression of interest bid proposals for the development of the underutilised City-owned sites by 30 March 2018.
Up to three teams will then be shortlisted to participate in a second detailed proposal phase for each site, with the winning project for each site to be selected by December 2018. The urban development proposals to be submitted must address issues relating to reduced energy demand, energy and resource efficiency, resilience and adaptation and green mobility among other things.

Managing waste is crucial
“Thus, the design proposals for each site should minimise the amount of energy a building uses for heating, cooling, hot water, lighting, ventilation, electrical services, and so forth. Choosing construction materials that minimise greenhouse gas emissions during manufacturing, transport and construction processes, but also through the lifetime of the building, are also important criteria,” says Brett Herron, the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport and Urban Development.
He adds that managing waste is crucial, be it during or after construction and discarded sources must be transformed into raw materials as far as possible. “The design should ensure effective waste collection and separation, while construction waste must be limited.”

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