April 18, 2019

Latest:

Institute of Landscape Architecture Malaysia (ILAM), Regulates the profession of landscape architects -

Thursday, April 18, 2019

JOBURG CITY’S SIGNATURE PROJECT, JABULANI NODE, COMES ALIVE -

Thursday, April 18, 2019

City calls on residents and professionals to assist with new local development plans for Cape Town -

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Moshe Safdie Designs Singapore’s Jewel Changi Airport As a Destination Garden -

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

It’s That Time of Year Again & SANBI are Ready to Wow! -

Friday, April 12, 2019

The Hottest New Spot on Florida Road -

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

City completes an array of park and facility upgrade projects -

Sunday, April 7, 2019

POLYPHAGOUS SHOT HOLE BORER- PSBH.CO.ZA -

Friday, March 29, 2019

Conservation AT Work -

Friday, March 29, 2019

2019 Corobrik-ILASA Awards of Excellence -

Friday, March 29, 2019

South Africa’s First Plastic Road! -

Friday, March 22, 2019

John Deere Power Products celebrates milestone machine -

Friday, March 22, 2019

Jacobsen supports student from South Africa to Staffordshire -

Friday, March 22, 2019

City springs into action to clean and mow parks -

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Walkway project underway at Homestead -

Friday, March 15, 2019

City receives R50 million to create 1 300 green jobs -

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Public Arts Commission ups funding for Merschel Plaza sculpture -

Friday, March 8, 2019

Comment on the Cape Town Draft Water Strategy – 08 March 2019 -

Friday, March 8, 2019

Corobrik playing its part in looking after the planet -

Friday, March 8, 2019

The Nature of Cities Summit -

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

The drones that plant trees and deliver profits

As countries push to regrow forests and combat climate change, start-ups are dreaming up new, faster ways to plant trees. Trees scrub carbon pollution from the air and store it in their leaves and branches. Image: veeterzy, Pexels By Josh Landis and Owen Agnew, Nexus Media Tuesday 23 January 2018 Climate change is a sprawling, complex problem. But there is an astonishingly simple way to make a difference: plant more trees. Trees scrub pollution from the air, reduce erosion, improve water quality, provide homes for animals and insects, and enhance our lives in countless other ways. It turns out that ecosystem…

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SANA Bursaries and Training: A Career in Horticulture

The Green Industry is more than just the study of Horticulture. It includes a variety of employment opportunities all related to growing things. Bursaries are available on application to students who have successfully completed three subjects in their first Academic year of study. The closing date for bursary applications for 2018 is 20 January 2018 and interviews will be held in February. Please ensure that all criteria as indicated on page 1 of the application form, have been adhered to when applying.  No incomplete applications will be accepted.  Kindly note that the bursary will not cover any outstanding fees. For…

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Project watch: Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest), Milan

Designed by Boeri Studio, the Vertical Forest is a model for a sustainable residential building, a project for metropolitan reforestation contributing to the regeneration of the environment and urban biodiversity without the implication of expanding the city upon the territory. It is a model of vertical densification of nature within the city that operates in relation to policies for reforestation and naturalization of large urban and metropolitan borders.   Developed by Hines, the first example of the Vertical Forest consisting of two residential towers of 110 and 76 m height was realized in the centre of Milan, on the edge…

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Award winning young architects pave the way to the future  

The architects of the future are the ones that will completely transform the way that we inhabit this earth and usher in the lived reality that will be the fourth industrial revolution. Speaking at the University of Johannesburg regional awards ceremony for the 31st Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award Musa Shangase, Corobrik Commercial Director told the winners that they would lead the way towards more sustainable living in an era of supper connectivity through mobile devices, the internet of things, cloud computing, self-drive vehicles, 3-D printing, nanotechnology, biotechnology, quantum computing and more. Quoting architect Frank Lloyd Wright who…

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

Reliance, the leading certified organic compost provider in South Africa, who in collaboration with the City of Cape Town, reached a major milestone recently. In the war against waste, it achieved the diversion of 20 MILLION cubic metres of garden refuse from landfill – making the Western Cape the first province in South Africa to achieve this status. Reliance was awarded it’s first City of Cape Town contract to shred green garden refuse collected from the city’s drop-off facilities and landfills in 2001. It has been taking care of the City’s green waste ever since, by up-cycling garden-waste to compost…

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

The Bjarke Ingles Group (BIG)-designed Amager Bakke Waste-to-Energy Plant in Copenhagen is finally set to wrap up later this year, and international firm SLA has revealed their final plan for the plant’s 170,000-square foot rooftop park. First revealed in 2011, the biomass-burning plant, with its ski slopes on the roof and a smokestack meant to belch ring-shaped clouds, instantly caught the internet’s attention. Amager Bakke is seen as major step in Copenhagen’s transition to a carbon-free city, as the plant will burn wood pellets made from rotting waste wood instead of coal. Because Amager Bakke is off the coast of…

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

Call for Abstracts Topics of Interest a. Biophilic City This theme examines our discipline and the practice of landscape architecture in the context of rapidly growing cities. Citing Singapore as an example of a Biophilic City, Timothy Beatley rhetorically questions “Exactly what is a biophilic city, what are its key features and qualities?”.  “Perhaps the simplest answer,” he suggests “is that it is a city that puts nature first in its design, planning, and management; it recognises the essential need for daily human contact with nature as well as the many environmental and economic values provided by nature and natural…

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

Urban-Think Tank has completed the next phase of its Empower Shack project, bringing safe low-cost housing to residents of South Africa’s informal settlements. The design strategy collective first started studying Khayelitsha, Cape Town’s second largest township, in 2012 and designed and built the first four prototypes alternative slum housing two years later. This year Urban-Think Tank added another 16 units as part of their larger goal to demonstrate an adaptable method of designing safe and accessible housing units within urban plans.     This phase of the project has earned it a spot on the RIBA International Prize 2018 longlist, a biennial…

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

Article Written by Damian Holmes, Founder and Editor of WLA. He is also a registered Landscape Architect with experience as a landscape architect in Australia, Canada, and China.  Early in 2017, I wrote a post looking at Landscape Architecture trends in 2017 and beyond, many people found this an inspiring piece that also became the inspiration for my presentation at World Design Summit in Montreal in late 2017. Now, in early 2018 it seems an apt time to review that post and look to what to possible trends in 2018 and through into the early 2020’s. Revisiting Landscape Architecture trends in…

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

The Habitat House. WhatHouse? Habitat House in the Cotswolds has been named the Best House in the UK by the 36th WhatHouse? Awards. The five-bedroom home — which is one of 10 — is made from natural local materials and has floor-to-ceiling windows. Each of its bedrooms boats a balcony with sweeping views of the lake and countryside. A five-bedroom lakeside home in the Cotswolds, complete with a sloping green wildflower roof, has been named the Best House in the UK. The 36th WhatHouse? Awards, which celebrate new homes, developments, and builders in Britain across 20 categories, named Habitat House — which…

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