December 18, 2018

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Call opens for 2019 International Garden Festival proposals -

Friday, November 30, 2018

LA+ JOURNAL announces winners of Competition to redesign Central Park -

Friday, November 30, 2018

The IFLA Student Design Competition Winners 2018 Announced -

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Samuel Pellissier of University of Free State’s travels inspire the winning Corobrik architectural regional award -

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Resilient Landscaping: Cape Resilient Landscaping Forum -

Friday, November 23, 2018

Tonight at UCT the m.arch (prof) & landscape architecture awards -

Friday, November 23, 2018

Brave New World’s cultural vision paints a brighter future -

Friday, November 23, 2018

Cape Town’s new Ratanga Junction development -

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Out & About at FutureScape Africa 2018 -

Friday, November 16, 2018

The New Retirement Landscape -

Friday, November 16, 2018

The Canadian Canoe Museum’s 1.5acre Green Roof -

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Thuli Masuku, the HR Director for Landscaping and Turf at Servest on what matters to her most in driving strategic human resources -

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Landscaping and Gardening Services Industry Analysis & Outlook 2018-2022 by Marketresearchpro -

Friday, October 12, 2018

South Africa’s Garden Day- Sunday 21 October 2018 -

Friday, October 5, 2018

Goosen takes first steps towards landscape restoration at Royal Cape -

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Just in time for summer… we introduce ‘The Blyde- Pretoria’ -

Monday, October 1, 2018

Turftech installs revolutionary multipurpose pitch at Ashton International College in Benoni -

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Brand new from Wacker Neuson, the MCT36-5 walk-behind concrete trowel, for perfect concrete finishing results -

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Organic waste not wasted for long- Corona Facility is re-shaping the waste landscape -

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Cellfast Water Timers -

Monday, September 3, 2018

Landscaping for Wetlands: What is World Wetlands Day all about

Written by Kay Montgomery   2018 World Wetlands Day was celebrated recently, by appreciating the ecological and investment importance of landscaping wetlands into property developments across South Africa. World Wetlands Day is celebrated annually on February 2, a day marking the adoption of the Convention of Wetlands, known as the Ramsar Convention, held in Iran in 1971. The aim of the day is to create awareness around these important eco-systems and to highlight the need to increase the number of functioning wetlands across the world. Eco-friendly biodiversity. Vast wetland areas are managed by landscapers at Simbithi Eco-Estate, Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal.   Project:…

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

Kaytech has recently won the rights as the sole distributor of Sudpave, a locally manufactured, high quality paving grid that complies with the requirements of Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS). Rapid urban growth in South Africa has created an unprecedented increase in hard surface areas, such that conventional stormwater infrastructure can no longer cope with the resultant high level of rainwater run-off which, in extreme conditions, often leads to severe flooding. The quest by municipalities for alternative methods of stormwater control led to the development of Sudpave, a unique, permeable paving approach to stormwater control. Sudpave is a plastic grid paver with an…

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

A top priority for those of us who create industry-leading playground safety surfacing is minimizing the risk of injury. However, that doesn’t mean we don’t understand the importance of active, adventurous playtime that allows kids to challenge themselves, discover their physical abilities, and develop their self-confidence. It’s important that the people who design and build playgrounds understand that “danger” and “risk” are not the same thing. Whether we’re a parent or a parks administrator, it’s our job to eliminate the danger, and also to preserve the safe risk-taking that fosters creativity, challenge, and discovery. Defining “Risk” Many children’s activities come…

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A New Type of Interaction by Innovative Design

Town in Iceland Paints 3D Zebra Crosswalk To Slow Down Speeding Cars In the small fishing town of Ísafjörður, Iceland, an exciting development in road safety has just popped up – almost literally. A new pedestrian crossing has been painted that appears to be 3D by way of a cleverly-detailed optical illusion. Not only does the innovative design give foot-travelers the feeling of walking on air, it also gets the attention of drivers, who will be sure to slow down their speed once they spot the seemingly floating ‘zebra stripes.’ Icelandic environmental commissioner Ralf Trylla called for its placement in…

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

An expanding and flourishing Asia is struggling with urbanisation taking a serious toll on the natural and cultural heritage of most of its towns and cities. The loss of memory of the ecological basis of Asian religion and cultural practice makes this phenomenon especially alarming. The chasm/departure as visible in our cities therefore reiterates this recent marked shift from traditional ecological wisdom, a foundation of our ethos, towards a uniform, non-defining global aspiration of a city, its inhabitants and administrators as an attempt to emulate a model that carries the tag of ‘development’.In this context the 19th Triennial ICOMOS General Assembly…

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

SALI consists of a vast network of members, landscape contractors and suppliers, throughout South Africa who are guided by the SALI Constitution and Code of Conduct. SALI members endeavour to improve the standard of the landscaping industry by adhering to the Specifications laid down by SALI and by so doing ensure clients get increased value and professionalism you can trust. The SALI National Executive Committee serves on a voluntary basis and consist of the following industry experts: • Norah de Wet – National Chairperson • Redewaan Isaacs – Cape Regional Chairman • Gerhard Lotz – Gauteng Regional Chairman • Rudi…

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“Biophilic” Environments & Why Amazon Filled Its New Office With 40,000 Plants

Any way you want to measure it, civilians these days are distracted by tech, overwhelmed by information, and generally feeling pretty anxious. Surveys show we waste a ridiculous amount of time responding to messages, and some economists have even started to speculate that our smartphone addiction is actually hurting the economy. Being this tech-addled and stressed is unquestionably expensive. It’s also got significant human costs. A steady drumbeat of surveys shows happiness is falling and anxiety (especially among young people) is on the rise. The solutions to this creeping mental health crisis are certainly manifold. Politicians could do plenty to help us all…

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No Carbon Footprint! “The World’s Most Sustainable Shopping Centre”, with Rooftop Farm, to Open in Melbourne

With the help of Joost Bakker, this trailblazing development aims to have no carbon footprint. Frasers Property Australia has announced plans to regenerate Burwood Brickworks in Melbourne’s east into what it’s calling “the most sustainable shopping centre in the world”. The developer has enlisted eco-pioneer, florist and designer Joost Bakker – best known for his sustainability-focused projects Silo, Brothl and Greenhouse – as a creative consultant to help turn the site’s 2000-square-metre rooftop into an urban farm and restaurant space. Last week, Frasers opened expressions of interest for the rooftop’s new tenants. Bakker would love to see new, passionate businesses…

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Our Cities Cannot be Resilient Without Intergrating Healthy Wetlands in Their Infrastructure Asset Management & Planning

Annually, on the second of February, the world over remembers the establishment of the Ramsar Convention which happened in 1971, (the same year that the Water Research Commission (WRC) was established), making it one of the old organisations that concerns itself with the well-being of wetlands, society and economy. Ramsar’s definition of wetlands includes all water resources from mountain seeps through estuaries, up to six metres into the oceans. This definition allows for integration of all authorities, regardless of the legal mandate, such as the collaboration amongst line departments, the Environmental Affairs (the international focal point), Water and Sanitation and…

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Plans for ILASA 2018

Entering 2018 the Institute for Landscape Architecture in South Africa (ILASA), founded in 1962, will build on its fifty five year legacy. Following its mandate to promote the profession and its social responsibility to transform the profession, ILASA will continue and expand on existing programmes. ILASA will explore opportunities for dialogue with government to broaden the awareness of the crucial role of landscape planning and design for the long term well-being of individuals and communities. ILASA will continue to support SACLAP and the CBE on transformation strategies and with the DPW Schools programme; always pressing for bursaries for landscape architecture…

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