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Green Developments- Construction with the environment in mind -

Friday, June 21, 2019

Outdoor gym launched -

Friday, June 21, 2019

Mall of the West kicks off Ntshongweni Urban Development -

Thursday, June 20, 2019

COUNCIL APPROVAL OF PRECINCT PLANS IS A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION -

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The LafargeHolcim Awards: Entries Open! -

Thursday, June 13, 2019

BTech Students shine at Architectural Awards -

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Cape Town’s Green Map promoting 10 years of sustainable living on World Environment Day -

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Arup breaks ground on new hotel and residential development in airport city in Accra -

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Durban’s bold R62bn facelift plan to boost rates base for city -

Thursday, June 13, 2019

New mixed-use student accommodation revitalises Hatfield Square -

Friday, May 31, 2019

CALL FOR EXEMPLARY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS & VISIONARY DESIGN CONCEPTS -

Friday, May 31, 2019

Canopy by Hilton to open first Africa property in Cape Town -

Friday, May 31, 2019

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!

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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Cape Town winner in City Nature Challenge thanks to residents

The City of Cape Town is proud to announce that Cape Town is the official winner of two categories in the 2019 City Nature Challenge. Cape Town came out tops in the categories for making the most observations and recording the most species. This international competition saw over 150 cities from around the world compete to see who could make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people. Cape Town has won the most recorded observations and most recorded species categories of the 2019 City Nature Challenge. Together, Cape Town participants were able to…

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The 2019 IDEA DESIGN CONFERENCE & SAJAH CONFERENCE (PIA) The conference is aimed at all design professionals and architects in order to inspire exceptional design and to explore synergies across the different disciplines of design. Delegates will be spoilt with an array of talks that are sure to birth new ideas. As conference hosts, the Pretoria Institute for Architecture (PIA) believes that this will be an absolutely memorable event for all creatives. PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME IDEA DESIGN CONFERENCE 2019 Organised by the Art Historical Work Group of South Africa that sponsors the South African Journal of Art History, in collaboration with…

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

OMA and Laboratorio Permanente’s Agenti Climatici masterplan will turn two abandoned goods yards in Milan into public parks to filter the city’s air and water pollution. The Agenti Climatic masterplan will see the transformation of the Scalo Farini and Scalo San Cristoforo railway yards on the outskirts of the Italian city. OMA and Laboratorio Permanente plan to turn the former train depots, to the north and south of the city, into “ecological filters”. Scalo Farini, which covers 468,301 square metres, will be transformed into a “green zone” with a large park, while the 140,199-square-metre San Cristoforo site, will become a “blue zone” containing a linear waterway. The green…

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Nature conservation champion soars his way to success at the City

From volunteer to head of department, Mfundo Tafeni’s career path at the City of Cape Town tells an inspirational story of vision; courage and passion. The City recently appointed Mfundo Tafeni as the Head of Invasive Species Programme within its Biodiversity Management Department. Tafeni started his career at the City in 2008 as a volunteer at the Wolfgat Nature Reserve where he would assist with the youth holiday programmes. This is also where his vision started of working for the City and of making an impact on the way that the City manages its natural resources. Tafeni was in the…

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PPC launches brick-making workshops in Gauteng townships

PPC is running brick-making workshops in various townships across Gauteng with the aim of improving the skills of local brick-makers, enabling them to not only understand the science of accurate mixing of all the necessary materials to produce quality bricks, but also to run their brick-making business efficiently and profitably. Thando Bricks and Hardware workers mixing SureCem and Crusher Sand at PPC brickmaking workshop. Workshops are being run from Katlehong in Ekurhuleni and Soweto in Johannesburg to Mamelodi in Pretoria, where there is a high concentration of brick-makers. “To live up to our brand ethos of ‘Strength beyond’, we aim…

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Phase one of White River Crossing development nearing completion

Fortress REIT says the first phase of its White River Crossing development, a retail and leisure centre near the Kruger National Park, is nearing completion and is on course for its scheduled opening on 22 August. “We started our earthwork in the middle of last year and construction has really gained momentum which puts us on course for a successful opening towards the end of August,” says Izak Kriel, an asset manager at Fortress. “This centre is aimed at both local residents from all walks of life as well as the numerous tourists who visit the area as well as…

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Exciting redevelopment of Towers Main begins

Divercity Urban Renewal Fund has taken transfer of the iconic 30-storey Towers Main building in Johannesburg’s ABSA Precinct and is giving it an exciting new future. An innovative redevelopment will extend the lifespan of this landmark on the Joburg Skyline. The game-changing development will be valued at over R400m once completed. The WBHO / Motheo Joint Venture has been appointed as the contractor for the project and is already on site. The first steps in constructing the next chapter of this tower have already begun. A hoist has been erected up the entire elevation of the 140-metre tall building, one…

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Institute of Landscape Architecture Malaysia (ILAM), Regulates the profession of landscape architects

A LAW is needed to ensure landscape architects are held responsible for the work they do. Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (Ilam) president Assoc Prof Dr Suhardi Maulan said as professionals, landscape architects should be accountable for any project they undertake. “This is to ensure that during the design and planning stage, they have thoroughly thought about the plants and materials used and that standards and safety aspects specified are met.” Dr Suhardi said there should be a Landscape Architects Act, similar to legislation like the Town Planners Act 1995, Architects Act 1967 and Registration of Engineers Act 1967 to…

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