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

City springs into action to clean and mow parks

The City of Cape Town’s Recreation and Parks Department has refocused its operations to prioritise mowing and restoring parks around the city. The drought has wreaked havoc on City parks and greenbelts with many now dry and sandy patches. The City has set aside additional resources to restore these spaces.  The City remains committed to service delivery. ‘The City of Cape Town’s Recreation and Parks Department is aware of the current state and the backlog in mowing activities at our parks, open spaces and cemeteries which was caused by the recent water crisis,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for…

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Walkway project underway at Homestead

The park at Homestead Dam, in Farrarmere, is currently undergoing a R1-million upgrade, according to Ward 28 councillor Malanie Haggard. “We were given a budget by the Parks and Recreational Department and we chose to upgrade Homestead with this by building a walkway,” said Haggard. “The walkway will start in Kei Road (where paving has already commenced) and stretch into the park itself for at least one kilometre. “This project will take between two to three years to complete and is budget dependent. “In addition to the walkway, benches, braai areas, more dustbins, additional swings and more gym equipment will…

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City receives R50 million to create 1 300 green jobs

The City of Cape Town has secured R50,4 million in funding for the creation of nearly 1 300 green jobs over the next three years. The employment opportunities are intended for entry-level job-seekers who will assist the City with the removal of invasive species, and so forth. The City recently signed a three-year Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the Natural Research Management (NRM) Programme. The MoA is part of the Working for Water (WfW) project, a flagship project at the NRM which is being managed by the National Department of Environmental Affairs. The purpose of this programme is to support…

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Public Arts Commission ups funding for Merschel Plaza sculpture

The city of Winston-Salem has $225,000 set aside for a piece of public art conceived as a centerpiece in a new park to honor Wanda Merschel, a former member of city council. A proposed sculpture for Merschel Plaza needs to provide a focal point for Winston-Salem’s rapidly materializing central square and attain a scale appropriate to the high-rise buildings that surround the park, according to a request for qualifications for the project. Members of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Public Art Commission worked out some budgetary details and an outreach plan for the project on Tuesday. They agreed to shift $75,000 from…

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Comment on the Cape Town Draft Water Strategy – 08 March 2019

Starts: 08 Mar 2019 at 15:00 Ends: 08 Feb 2019 at 17:00 Location: The Cape Institute for Architecture, 71 Hout Street, Cape Town CPD Validated: 0.3 credits (Validated by cia) Non-member Price: free Members Price: free  Event Details Dear Built Environment Professionals, The City of Cape Town’s Draft Water Strategy is open for public comments and recommendations. The primary purpose of this strategy is to ensure that our city is more resilient to future droughts. The members of the Council of the Built Environment are largely responsible for how water is designed and used in the built environment and your feedback is therefore deemed important to the development of the City…

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Corobrik playing its part in looking after the planet

While many organisations are scrambling to meet increasingly stringent sustainability legislations, Corobrik continues to exceed expectations by implementing advanced technologies and forward-thinking approaches to keep ahead of the curve. One such sustainable undertaking is the rehabilitation of Corobrik’s Rinaldo Road Quarry in Durban, an area which is now being developed. Quarry rehabilitation In the company’s history, spanning over a century, Corobrik has always sought to rehabilitate its quarries with the policy of con-current rehabilitation. In most case there are two outcomes, with either area being rehabilitated back to its original use or reused for other economic activities. “Land from rehabilitated…

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The Nature of Cities Summit

Registration now open! 4-7 June, Paris- France. To propel a movement for collaborative green cities Join us for the first ever gathering of The Nature of Cities community: the TNOC Summit, 4-7 June 2019 in Paris, France. Want to register? Use the Navigation Bar above to go to the REGISTER link above. Want to propose a session or short talk? Use the Navigation Bar above to go to the PROGRAM link above. Tell us what you’d like to see happen at the Summit: CLICK HERE. A first-ever gathering of The Nature of Cities community where thought leaders from communities of practice, policy,…

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First Green Star Sustainable Precinct’s Certification in Africa awarded to Garden Cities West Coast project by Green Building Council South Africa

The Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) has awarded a 4-star Green Star Sustainable Precincts certification – the first in Africa – to a project that will be built by historic Cape Town development company, Garden Cities NPC (RF), as a further phase of its flagship Cape West Coast suburb, Sunningdale. John Matthews, Group CEO of the company, which celebrates its Centenary this year, has welcomed the award as a fitting acknowledgement of Garden Cities’ leading role in the green building movement. Commenting on the 46.3 out of a targeted 48.3-point score achieved for the project, he said it reflected…

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New mixed-use Barlow Park Precinct is set to begin construction

The R3 billion redevelopment of Barlow Park Precinct will start before mid-year. The project will transform this landmark Sandton Central site from a sprawling corporate park previously  housed Barloworld’s Corporate office, Logistics and Equipment head offices, into a vibrant modern mixed-use precinct.The project is a collaboration of three leading South African businesses; Barloworld, Atterbury and African Rainbow Capital. As the co-investors in the redevelopment of the prime Barlow Park Precinct, each party will hold one-third of the iconic property.Property investor and developer Atterbury, which is leading all aspects of the development for the joint venture, in conjunction with Barloworld, and…

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Why There is so much buzz around ‘Sustainable Timber’

Unlike traffic, Eskom and Bitcoin, I wouldn’t say sustainable timber is a topic of conversation that comes up at every braai. (Sorry, neither is Bitcoin any longer, because those peeps seem to have gone rather quiet.) Still, when you reach the age where people are talking about renovations and building and home improvements, you’ll start to notice things. You don’t have to be in the game to know that chopping down ancient trees for timber decks is probably not the smartest thing to do. You most likely also know that there are alternative sustainable timbers that you could use, that would significantly reduce…

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