June 25, 2018

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Corobrik presents its product qualities of Geolok and Terraforce Concrete Retaining Blocks -

Friday, June 22, 2018

ILASA Water Sensitive Design Seminar -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Easigrass lives up to its name! -

Friday, June 15, 2018

10 Year Partnership of Growth for Haifa and Prime Trees -

Monday, June 11, 2018

Faces of the Future: The next Generation -

Monday, June 11, 2018

Global Architecture & Design Awards 2018 -

Friday, June 8, 2018

An engagement across Landscape, Architecture and Urban Design hosted by PIA – UDISA – ILASA -

Thursday, June 7, 2018

On landscape architecture as the lifeblood of a city -

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Corobrik sponsors masterclass demonstrating a vision of an accessible, safe and thriving city! -

Friday, May 25, 2018

SA wins gold at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Husqvarna Broadens Premium Garden Product Offering And Expands into the High-Pressure Washer Category -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

A new approach to social resilience through landscape architecture -

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Four Seasons Property Services is transforming Brightwater Commons -

Friday, May 18, 2018

South Africa: Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson – Environmental Affairs Dept Budget Vote 2018/19 -

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Sustainability is key for Corobrik -

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

FutureScape Africa Trade Show- 1st November 2018 save the date -

Friday, May 11, 2018

Van Dyck Floors steps into MasterFibre SA joint venture -

Friday, May 11, 2018

Watering Wonderland with Cellfast -

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Renowned firm Square One Landscape Architects seeks experienced project landscape architect -

Friday, April 27, 2018

Badec Bros share tips on how to get the most out of your highveld garden this winter -

Friday, April 27, 2018

ILASA Conference on the 13 & 14 August 2018, Drakensberg

ILASA CONFERENCE 2018 13 & 14 August 2018 Champagne Sports Resort, Drakensberg   Deadline Looming! Call for Submissions Landscape, medium for Connectivity Landscape, an ephemeral concept whose meaning draws as much from the experiences of the beholder as it does from its tangible attributes. One quality remains constant, connectivity. In all interpretations the sense of connectivity is intrinsic to its meaning. The landscape is complex, multi-layered, and constantly in the process of being re-created through the interaction of ecological, physical and social processes. The ILASA 2018 Conference explores the multiple expressions of connectivity embedded in the idea of landscape. How…

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Living Building Challenge – A reality for South Africa?

The Living Building Challenge is possibly the most rigorous green building certification programme and sustainable design framework in the world. Developed by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) with the mandate of leading transformation toward a civilization that is socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative, the Living Building Challenge standard raises the bar for sustainable development globally. The core principle of the Living Building Challenge is that buildings should mimic nature and natural systems. The standard uses a flower as a metaphor to illustrate this principle, because a flower is rooted in its place and harvests all its water…

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GBCSA Opinion Piece – Cape Town Water

The Western Cape and Cape Town, the mother city, are experiencing the worst drought in history and thousands of jobs are being lost in agriculture and other industries reliant on water. Cape Townians are having to pull together like never before to save water. As an employee of the GBCSA, I have the privilege of being part of a movement whose purpose is to inspire a built environment in which people and planet thrive, and I have seen incredible transformation in the property sector as companies embark on innovative efforts to reduce their impact on the environment and are saving…

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Greener cities will help improve our health and mental wellbeing

Nature is good for our mental wellbeing, numerous scientific studies tell us. This flood of research begins in 1984 with EO Wilson’s biophilia hypothesis, in which he hypothesises a gene that necessities our love of life and life-like processes. However, a genetic basis for biophilia has not been identified, and the value of a genetic argument for our attraction to nature has been questioned. More recently, theorists have broadened the definition of biophilia to encompass the benefits of human-nature interaction. And it seems governments and industries are listening. Cities everywhere are embracing the change. I’ve spoken to numerous city dwellers…

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Revealed: Mayor’s plans to pedestrianise London’s Oxford Street next year

Radical plans to pedestrianise Oxford Street are set to get underway next year to provide a traffic-free space in central London in time for the full launch of Elizabeth Line services. London mayor Sadiq Khan and the deputy leader of Westminster City Council Robert Davis, announced the plans this morning to banish buses and black cabs among other forms of transport, as east-west traffic will be restricted from entering Oxford Street between Orchard Street and Oxford Circus. Read more: Pressure is mounting on TfL to rid Oxford Street of traffic The plans are intended to address air quality concerns, the…

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Cape Town’s Day Zero threat to change landscaping habits?

As dam levels in the Western Cape hover at around 20 percent, the water crisis in the Eastern Cape deepens and KwaZulu-Natal continues with its own water restrictions, home owners and businesses need to completely rethink their lifestyles and water usage habits for the long term, according to Herve (Trigger)Truniger, the national accounts manager for Easigrass South Africa. As one of the Western Cape residents counting down to day zero when the taps run dry in the Mother City, he believes that South Africans will never look at water the same way again. As day zero looms, residents have been…

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SALI rejects proposals to ‘list’ Cynodon dactylon

Why do landscapers oppose the government’s Cynodon dactylon plan? The South African Landscapers’ Institute (SALI) issued a strong condemnation regarding the government’s proposal to list Cynodon dactylon as a Category 2 invasive species today. SALI categorically oppose any proposal that the indigenous and water wise Cynodon dactylon be declared a Category 2 invasive species across South Africa. SALI says Cynodon dactylon – also known commonly as couch, bermudagrass or kweek: Is indigenous to South Africa. Is planted in sports fields, parks, protected areas, along highways and across tourist resorts. Is a valuable, drought-resistant, water wise grass species. Is an important…

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Are you a Day Zero Hero?

ARE YOU A DAY ZERO HERO? We’re looking for architects, engineers, project managers, developers, designers and product developers… anyone who has been working to create more water-efficient residential and commercial buildings. This year, the Green Building Council of South Africa celebrates heroes who are helping to prevent Day Zero. Tell us how you’ve reduced water consumption in a building or building project you’re involved in. Submit a 2 – 3 page summary on your water saving initiative and the impact that it has had. Email it to gbcsa@idna.co.za with the subject heading: DAY ZERO HERO Submissions close 01 May 2018….

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A look at Sol Kerzner’s new ultra-luxury estate in Cape Town

The Kerzner family has launched one of the most anticipated developments in Cape Town, the new Kerzner Estate which is set to be one of the most exclusive residential estates in the country, says Seeff Property Group. The 10ha estate is located high on the slopes of Leeukoppie, just off Victoria Road, with views towards Chapman’s Peak, the bay, valley and mountains. The estate offers 48 luxury houses with three, four and five bedrooms, priced from just over R20 million inclusive of VAT with no transfer duty payable. Ross Levin, Seeff Atlantic Seaboard and City Bowl developments director, said that…

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Peter Veenstra to build dome of plants at Design Indaba venue in Cape Town

Dutch landscape architect Peter Veenstra has revealed plans to build a plant-covered bamboo sphere in Cape Town’s Luthuli Plaza, providing an extra venue for next year’s Design Indaba conference. Veenstra, co-founder of Rotterdam-based LOLA Landscape Architects, was invited by Design Indaba founder Ravi Naidoo to develop a proposal to transform the elevated plaza, which connects the Artscape Theatre Centre – where the conference takes place – with the city’s transport hub. He responded with a design for a 50-metre-wide dome, which will function as an events space for the city’s communities. It will also respond to Cape Town’s ongoing water…

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