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

Landscape Architecture Foundation announces winners for 2019 Olmsted Scholars Program

The Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) has announced the two winners and six finalists for its 2019 Olmsted Scholars Program, the premier leadership recognition program for landscape architecture students. Areti Athanasopoulos, a master’s student at the University of Colorado Denver, and Anjelyque Easley, an undergraduate at the Pennsylvania State University, were selected as the 2019 National Olmsted Scholars, winning the $25,000 graduate and $15,000 undergraduate prizes, respectively. Also honored are six National Olmsted Scholar Finalists. The graduate finalists, who each receive a $5,000 award, are: Jennifer Lauer (SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry), Fatema Maswood (University of Washington), and Grace Mitchell Tada (University…

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Promenade extension nearing completion

Significant progress has been made with the beachfront promenade extension to ensure it is launched in time for the 2019 festive season. Project Manager Afika Ndima said the City looks sets to meet this target as finding “the rhythm” in 2019 has been an easy task having ended 2018 on a positive note with seven of the 10 level two (suspended floor slabs) concrete zones being completed. The first quarter of 2019 has seen the casting of the remaining three zones with work on the amphitheatre and pedestrian ramps and bridges commencing as the project is fast nearing completion. Internal…

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Arbor City Awards

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Bringing Home the Gold!

South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden has won a gold medal at the 2019 Chelsea Flower Show. South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden has won a gold medal at the 2019 Chelsea Flower Show, this is the 37th time that SANBI Kirstenbosch will be bringing home gold from this highly anticipated event on the British calendar. The Kirstenbosch Chelsea Flower Show Exhibit has been proudly representing South Africa’s diverse floral kingdom at the Chelsea Flower Show for 44 years. This year’s exhibit was indeed a show-stopper, with its cutting edge design featuring a…

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

University of Southern California School of Architecture appointed associate professor Alison Hirsch as the new director of the Master of Landscape Architecture + Urbanism program, effective August 2019.   As a landscape theorist, designer, and historian, Hirsch’s work focuses on how the interpretation of sociocultural practices and marginalized histories and memories can contribute to the design of meaningful urban places. Her research areas include: cultural landscapes; spatial politics of landscape architecture; contested urban landscapes; activist design methods; practices of representation; and landscape’s intersections with performance and choreography. Last month, Hirsch won her second Graham Foundation grant for Landscape and “the Working Country”: Food Justice and…

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City mulls a ‘fresh coat’ to curb bark stripping

An increase in illegal bark stripping poses a serious threat to Cape Town’s trees. This threat has sent the City of Cape Town’s Recreation and Parks Department off in search of possible answers. An alarming number of indigenous trees are being stripped of their barks which could eventually destroy thousands of trees in Cape Town’s public open spaces, among others. When the bark is stripped from the entire circumference of a tree, also referred to as ring-barking, trees die a slow death due to the interruption of their nutritional transport systems. If only partially stripped, it damages the tree to…

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New outdoor gym for Bellville Campus

The Bellville Campus now has a new spot where students and staff members can burn some calories or simply take a breather. The new Outdoor Gym Park is situated next to MGR 1 and has 12 pieces of exercise equipment. “Staff and students can use the gym for a workout but we also invite the university community to go and sit on one of the six benches on the site for a lunchtime chat. We will also be installing floodlights so the gym can be used at night.” said Phillip Chibvuri from the Residence Business Unit. Chibvuri said extra trees have been…

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CAPE TOWN’S ABSA BUILDING TO BE REDEVELOPED

An iconic 70’s high-rise in Cape Town’s downtown financial district is being redeveloped into a unique mixed-use building called Foreshore Place, which will feature 34 storeys of ultra-modern, luxury residential and commercial premises. Situated on the corner of Adderley Street, Riebeek Street and St Georges Mall and previously known as the ABSA building, Foreshore Place will have 15 floors of commercial space with the ground floor offering banking facilities, coffee shops, food and other shops. Above this will rise 11 floors of residential units, which runs from the 6th floor to 16th floor, made up of 99 one-bedroom apartments, nine…

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FutureScape 2019. Book Your Stand Today!

Join us on the 25th October, Cape Town International Convention Centre! 80 Stands, 800 delegates, Bigger & Better 2019 FutureScape Trade Event Follow this link for stand selection. Click here

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Property developer John Rabie launches new venture in Portugal

South African property developer John Rabie has embarked on a new joint venture in Portugal, with Geneva-based GMG Real Estate and Europe-domiciled Neworld – the new operational body that will spearhead Rabie’s residential and mixed-use developments beyond South Africa – creating a €90m (over R1.4bn) residential and retail development in Amoireras, Lisbon. “Lisbon has so much to offer. An enchanting city with a wonderful climate, zero crime and plenty available for the growing tourist market. We feel very confident that we are at the right place at the right time and that we will be able to offer our investors…

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