August 20, 2018

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The Cape Green Forum hosts its 32nd Cape Green Trade Day 22 August 2018 -

Friday, August 17, 2018

Corobrik’s striking new paving selection -

Friday, August 17, 2018

Cape Construction Expo 12-13 September -

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The Ethekwini Municipality Verge Competition 2018 -

Friday, August 10, 2018

Leon Kluge proves he is the best of the best at Singapore’s Garden Festival -

Friday, August 10, 2018

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ) offers tender! -

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Edward Colle Appointed CEO of Belgotex -

Monday, August 6, 2018

The 28th International Garden Festival Theme of the 2019 competition Gardens of paradise -

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Cellfast’s Oscillating Sprinklers -

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

A different perspective on the role of the Landscape Architect – a view from Delhi India -

Friday, July 6, 2018

Wacker Neuson welcomes Powerdek to its dealer network! -

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

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

Design indaba Conference 2018 21st -23th February

The Design Indaba conference, which has been named the Best Conference in the World, takes place from 21-23 February 2018. The Design Indaba aims to make a positive impact on society by building a movement that attracts producers of meaningful culture and business, regardless of sector or industry. The first three confirmed speakers of the substantial 2018 panel include celebrated and prolific spatial designer Morag Myerscough who most recently reimagined the interior of the Bernie Grant Arts Centre cafe in London. Dutch landscape architect Peter Veenstra, co-founder of LOLA Architects, created the Adidas Campus headquarters in Germany and is bringing…

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

IPPS is a global network of professionals with an interest in plant production, including horticultural research and education, with the aim to improve the knowledge, skills, productivity and professionalism of its members. IPPS has 1600 members over eight geographical regions around the world, spread over four continents. IPPS members have access to educational conferences, field days, seminars and its vast library of horticultural knowledge, the combined proceedings of all annual conferences since 1951. 6 March 2018 – 9 March 2018 Climate Resistant Horticulture 2018 Annual Conference Port Elizabeth, Radisson Blu Hotel, Summerstrand Conference & Post Conference Tour Itinerary Day 1 Tuesday…

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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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