March 21, 2018


Are you a Day Zero Hero? -

Friday, March 16, 2018

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

Friday, March 16, 2018

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

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Sustainable construction is integral to superior design at 31st Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards -

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Zaha Hadid Architects wins contest for water-inspired cultural hub in UAE -

Monday, March 12, 2018

100 new parks in 100 days for Durban -

Friday, March 2, 2018

Restoring Land, Growing Prosperity: Richmond Park, Cape Town New Development -

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Corobrik’s Graphite pavers add to the modern Menlyn Learning Hub -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Marcus Evans – Reimagining the Idea of a City to Enhance Liveability -

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Landscaping for Wetlands: What is World Wetlands Day all about -

Friday, February 23, 2018

Sudpave, South Africa’s First Locally Manufactured Permeable Paving Grid! -

Friday, February 23, 2018

Playground Design: danger or risk? Do we know the difference -

Friday, February 23, 2018

A New Type of Interaction by Innovative Design -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

IFLA Advisory Circle Article: Cultural Landscape and the Nature Culture Journey -

Monday, February 19, 2018

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

Thursday, February 15, 2018

“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

Mobilane LivePicture at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 | Perfect blend of plants and art

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 has continued to showcase a superb display of the finery within the garden, horticultural and landscaping world.  As members of the British Association of Landscape Industries, we joined forces with the BALI team on their stand.  Taking pride of place, our Mobilane LivePictures were more than impressive in their visual impact and raised an exciting level of interest from potential buyers.  Always a talking point, a Mobilane LivePicture display combines the unusual with the beautiful and brings a new lease of life to a tired or forgotten wall space.  Darren Taylor, Marketing and Communications Manager…

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Google’s huge new London HQ is a ‘landscraper’ with a rooftop garden

It’s got space for more than 4,000 employees, a rooftop garden with a running track, and has been dubbed a “landscraper” for being as long as a skyscraper is tall. It’s Google’s new London headquarters, the final plans of which were submitted this week to Camden council after years of back-and-forth between the tech giant and architects. Construction on the “Zone A” development will start in 2018 at a site overlooking London’s King’s Cross railway station. The final design was created by the Bjarke Ingels Group and Heatherwick Studios (previously responsible for the 2012 London Olympic Cauldron and new-look London…

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Smart Irrigation Controllers Market 2017 Global Market Key Players – Rain Bird Corporation, The Toro Company, Hunter Industries, Netafim, Hydropoint Data Systems – Analysis and Forecast to 2022

QY Research Groups “Global Smart Irrigation Controllers Market Professional Survey 2017” report forecasts data and information to its online business intelligence library. The Global Smart Irrigation Controllers Market Research Report 2017 renders deep perception of the key regional market status of the Smart Irrigation Controllers Industry on a global level that primarily aims the core regions which comprises of continents like Europe, North America, and Asia and the key countries such as United States, Germany, China and Japan. The report on “Global Smart Irrigation Controllers Market” is a professional report which provides thorough knowledge along with complete information pertaining to…

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Life Green Group Rebrands

What was the motivation for the new divisions joining Life Landscapes? “Increasingly landscape maintenance companies are under pressure to resolve other maintenance issues for corporate clients. Instead of passing the bucket we have picked up the baton in this regard.” Fundamentally, gardeners (landscapers) need to be contributing to reducing carbon footprint where ever we can. The green industry is becoming sexier, and gardeners are not green, at Life Landscape we aim to be a green landscaping company – offering abroad range of cost-effective, eco-friendly services to our clients. So we found a gap in the market and we took on…

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Chelsea Flower Show 2017 trends preview: look out for jelly bean colours, weeds and waste…

On May 23, you’ll be able to walk through the gates of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and be transported from Spain and Malta to China, Japan, ­Canada, Mexico and Bermuda. Many of this year’s gardens evoke exotic climes, while others look to the Yorkshire coast, the Norfolk marshes and Berkshire’s heathland. The themes of education, art and sustainability have also inspired the designers. We can probably expect planting styles to be diverse too, and nurseries that grow the bulk of the show garden plants say many designers are going for bright and cheery summer colours, ­including deep purple and…

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Irrigation Technology Advances to Save You Water

There are some new, efficient irrigation products and technologies that can save you considerable amounts of water and give you more time to enjoy your garden. Plus, as water becomes more scarce in certain parts of the country, using less of it is imperative for the environment and our public spaces- so methods should be put in place to aid this water crisis. Updating your current irrigation system doesn’t have to be expensive, disruptive or time consuming. A couple of simple changes can make a huge difference and keep your landscape looking its best. Here are five of the newest technologies recommended by…

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Innovation could help the industrial sector embrace green design

Warehouses, factories and distribution hubs don’t conjure up images of green design. At least not yet. Green building has advanced way past grass on a rooftop. New technology, lighter soil and innovative ways to utilize rooftop space could help the industrial sector adopt sustainable design. Office buildings, retail and luxury apartment towers haven’t had a problem going green—city hall, the Rock n’ Roll McDonald’s and the Aqua Tower are all examples of this. But industrial buildings are different. Dirt can get heavy, and the roof on top of a 500,000-square-foot facility might not be built to support the weight of…

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Urban Tree Planting – Tips for Success

There is good evidence to suggest that trees are a great benefit to residential landscapes, for example house prices have been found to be markedly higher in areas with mature street trees. In the recently published Landscape Institute guidance ‘Profitable Places’, the chief executives of two well-known housing developers have been quoted championing the value of trees in developments. The paybacks to human health and crime reduction from living in a greener neighbourhood are also well documented in The Landscape Institute’s ‘Public Health and Landscape – Creating Healthy Places’, both reports can be downloaded on the link below. So quality…

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Five multi-billion-rand cities being built in Gauteng

Gauteng is home to five new in-development city projects, which are currently being constructed at a combined price of R265 billion. In July 2015, Stats SA released its latest population data showing that Gauteng had breached 13.2 million residents. The province is the most populous region in the country, having gained over 1 million new residents over the past 4 years. UN data shows that in 2015, over 9 million people are estimated to live in and around Joburg – and that by 2030, this is projected to grow to over 11.5 million people, making it the 34th biggest city in the world….

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The award-winning Greenovate Awards Programme just got even bigger

Engineering students can now achieve green glory too! Inspiring and encouraging university students to discover, explore and invent ways to live more sustainably, the hotly-contested Greenovate Awards Programme is taking environmental innovation even further this year by introducing a new category to the awards for engineering students. The Greenovate Awards Programme, founded by Growthpoint Properties with the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA), sets students of the built environment on a quest to find more sustainable ways of living. It stimulates green building thinking and rewards excellence in its application. A first of its kind in South Africa, the University…

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