May 24, 2019

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Landscape Architecture Foundation announces winners for 2019 Olmsted Scholars Program -

Friday, May 24, 2019

Promenade extension nearing completion -

Friday, May 24, 2019

Arbor City Awards -

Friday, May 24, 2019

Bringing Home the Gold! -

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Alison Hirsch appointed as USC’s director of Masters of Landscape Architecture + Urbanism program -

Friday, May 17, 2019

City mulls a ‘fresh coat’ to curb bark stripping -

Friday, May 17, 2019

New outdoor gym for Bellville Campus -

Friday, May 17, 2019

CAPE TOWN’S ABSA BUILDING TO BE REDEVELOPED -

Friday, May 17, 2019

FutureScape 2019. Book Your Stand Today! -

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Property developer John Rabie launches new venture in Portugal -

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Cape Town winner in City Nature Challenge thanks to residents -

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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Friday, May 3, 2019

OMA and Laboratorio Permanente to transform two Milanese railway yards into “ecological filters” -

Friday, May 3, 2019

Nature conservation champion soars his way to success at the City -

Friday, May 3, 2019

PPC launches brick-making workshops in Gauteng townships -

Friday, April 26, 2019

Phase one of White River Crossing development nearing completion -

Friday, April 26, 2019

Exciting redevelopment of Towers Main begins -

Friday, April 26, 2019

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

Government in plan to provide R2bn to farmers

The government is pumping R2-billion into 44 district municipalities in a bid to develop emerging farmers and boost the agriculture sector. Despite past failed projects like the Joint Initiative for Priority Skills Acquisition (Jipsa) and the Accelerated Growth Initiative of South Africa (Agisa), Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti is confident the plan to have agri-parks in municipalities will succeed. Learning from the past Nkwinti was talking in Addo yesterday at a consultative meeting with farmers from the Sarah Baartman District Municipality. He said the government had learnt a lot from mistakes they had made with Agisa and…

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First Black Perigord Truffle in Western Cape sniffed out

The discovery of the first Black Perigord Truffle in the Western Cape has been confirmed by Woodford Truffles South Africa. It was discovered on the farm Altima, one of the properties within the Anthonij Rupert Wine portfolio After six years of the required nurturing and care by Coenie and Hanene Van Dyk, the managers at Altima, their Truffler aka Clyde the Jack Russel sniffed out the 200gm truffle in the brulé of one of the inoculated oak trees. The Altima property is owned by Johann Rupert and is situated near his Elandskloof property near Villiersdorp. According to Marda and Trevor,…

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New Horizens at Kirstenbosch Rare Plant Fair

Rare plants, knowledgeable plant collectors and the beautiful surroundings of Kirstenbosch made for a wonderful weekend on the 18th-19th April 2015, for the 40th Rare Plant Fair held by the Botanical Society of South Africa. For the second year, the event was opened up to outside growers and our sister company New Horizen Nursery, with Gert de Kock at the helm, was there with a wide selection of rare and interesting indigenous plants and a wealth of expertise to help and advise indigenous gardening enthusiasts. The theme of the Fair this year was a “Feast of Fynbos”, highlighting the role…

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‘Paxman Landscapes sponsors kit donated to Malawi football’

As kit sponsors for Newsome Panthers JARLFC, Huddersfield-based landscaping contractor Paxman Landscapes have their name and logo adorning shirts which have now travelled all the way to Africa. Last season’s shirts have been donated to the Christian African Relief Trust, a charity which recycles unwanted clothing to raise funds or send directly to Africa. They are now enjoying their second life as football shirts for a handful of teams in villages in Malawi. The shirts were presented to local priests and sport masters from the Nkope boys and girls teams, Mtonda Primary School and Sauya Parish teams. Paxman Landscapes, a…

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‘Pietermaritzburg is a city that cares’

THE city will inject more than R500 000 into marketing and communication of three major events coming to the city this year. The 2015 Garden Show, held in September at the Royal Agricultural Showgrounds, will receive R150 000 sponsorship; Msunduzi Hospitality Expo, taking place in November, will receive R160 000 and R275 000 has been allocated for Cycling South Africa events to be held in the city. Msunduzi Municipality says the investment in marketing these events will encourage residents and visitors to be a part of the events and will communicate that Pietermaritzburg “is a city that cares”. The sponsorships…

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Low-tech Ethiopian environmentalism is saving the planet and creating jobs

A rural Ethiopian village has been fighting climate change with a low-tech, innovative practice and selling carbon credits to fund local businesses. The woreda (district) of Humbo lies about 420 kilometres southwest of Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. Lush green mountains loom over an expansive plain. However, just 10 years ago, the area looked completely different. Threatened by desertification and devoid of trees after years of deforestation, Humbo’s hillsides, which suffered from massive erosion and decreased agricultural productivity due to nutrient loss from soil run off, looked like the scarred surface of another planet. Desertification is a major problem in parts…

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‘Urban Gardens’ prevent entropy in Luanda Angola

The Angola-based architecture group Beyond Entropy Africa brings radical change to an urban sprawl with a single plant. Stefano Rabolli Pansera and Paula Nascimento of Beyond Entropy Africa approach urban problems with refreshing solutions based on their research in Luanda, Angola. While some might see a dysfunctional city plan, they see opportunity for change. Rooted in Beyond Entropy’s mantra, “changing nothing so that everything is different,” the agency sticks to a methodology that involves in-depth research and context-driven proposals. Beyond Entropy Africa’s co-directors offer insight into their work using their proposed intervention into the urban sprawl of the suburb of…

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How Architecture and Landscaping Can Address Sustainability Goals

Four ways one 40-acre green campus in a Chicago suburb is turning heads for its benefits to people, planet and profit. By Dan Probst and Dennis Kerrigan What happens when a 125-year-old global insurer decides to construct its new corporate headquarters to benefit people and planet alike? In the case of Zurich North America and the campus’ developer and design builder, Clayco, it goes full tilt ahead in both directions — from native plant landscaping that’s pleasing to the eye and mind, to structural design that yields abundant daylighting, designed to fuel employee satisfaction and bottom-line efficiency. The vision behind…

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‘Johannesburg Suburb is set to become the New York of Africa’

ZENDAI Development South Africa, the local subsidiary of Hong Kong-listed Shanghai Zendai, said on Monday its plan to develop a city in the suburb of Modderfontein is on track, and that the group is consulting with environmental, community and City of Johannesburg authorities. The group appointed Atkins Global and Arup as its technical consultants on the project to create an R84bn city in the eastern suburb of Johannesburg. The Chinese company says it will develop the 1,600 hectares into the “New York of Africa”. “Atkins’s scope includes the strategic and operational framework for the development, including land uses, sustainability practices,…

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Design that is built on preserving the environment

(DA-IICT), is a technological university located in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. It is named after the Gujarati entrepreneur and founder of the Reliance group – Dhirubhai Ambani – and run by the Dhirubhai Ambani Foundation. The design was lead by Amitabh Teaotia Designs and the construction and ongoing maintenance was completed by their sister company Sanwaliya Seth Gardens Pvt. Ltd. (SSGPL). The architecture of DA-IICT is functional, but what surrounds it is a fascinating garden. The entire design was oriented to “Preserve the Environment”. The different blocks are located such that there is minimal damage to trees, and alongside that the majority of the 2566 trees chosen are…

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