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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

JOBURG CITY’S SIGNATURE PROJECT, JABULANI NODE, COMES ALIVE

The Jabulani node is fast becoming a symbol of how catalytic intervention and strategic capital investments in areas that have been previously marginalised, or have failed to attract private investment, can unlock development potential, stimulate local economies and boost job creation and entrepreneurial development.The development, undertaken by the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA), will now enter Phase 6B and has become one of the City’s signature projects for using transit-oriented development (TOD) as a catalyst for attracting investment into an area while improving the quality of life of local residents. Phase 6B entails the development of a community and recreational environment…

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City calls on residents and professionals to assist with new local development plans for Cape Town

The City of Cape Town will, over the next few months, review the eight district plans which guide spatial development and land use management on a local level. Residents are directly affected by land use, and the nature, form and location of developments in their areas. Land owners and developers are similarly affected as these plans inform the City’s decisions when we assess development applications. The existing spatial development plans for the eight districts, namely the Cape Flats; Helderberg; Blaauwberg; Khayelitsha, Mitchells Plain and Greater Blue Downs; Tygerberg; Table Bay; Northern; and Southern, were approved by the City Council in…

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Moshe Safdie Designs Singapore’s Jewel Changi Airport As a Destination Garden

Jewel Changi Airport includes the world’s largest waterfall, a five-story garden, and 280 retail stores and eateries—adding much to the “world’s best” airport Written By: Elizabeth Fazzare FOr The Architectural Digest Singapore‘s Changi Airport is known globally for its visitor experience. In addition to the typical shopping and dining amenities, its terminals are packed with attractions. Terminal 1 boasts a cactus garden, a water lily garden, and a discovery garden, while Terminal 2 plays host to an LED-enhanced “enchanted garden,” a 700-flower orchid garden, and a cheery sunflower-packed rooftop. In Terminal 3, one thousand butterflies live in a tropical habitat—the…

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It’s That Time of Year Again & SANBI are Ready to Wow!

The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) of Kirstenbosch will represent South Africa’s diverse floral kingdom at the annual Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show, taking place in London from Tuesday 21 to Saturday 25 May this year. South Africa has for the last 36 years won gold and the team said they want to bring home another gold medal. The Chelsea Flower Show has been held annually at the grounds of the Royal Hospital in Chelsea since 1912 and it is the most famous flower, landscape and garden show in the world. The designer behind the Kirstenbosch 2019…

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The Hottest New Spot on Florida Road

Durban – The latest offering on Durban’s famous party street Florida Road opens over the Easter weekend. Florida Fields, at 295 Florida Road,  was formerly a parking lot, but is now a luscious garden offering shaded walkways, water features, a selection of South African art and delicious food and drink retailers. The project is Urban Lime Properties latest foray into relaunching the famous street after the Haçienda at 281 Florida Road in 2017 and the Florida Exchange at 223-233 Florida Road last year. Jonny Friedman of Urban Lime said: “Florida Fields is the culmination of two years of planning and…

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City completes an array of park and facility upgrade projects

The City’s Recreation and Parks Department has completed projects and upgrades to parks and recreational facilities to the value of nearly R19,5 million in the last few months. The 59 projects were funded via three sources, namely the Urban Settlements Development Grant (USDG); External Financing Funds (EFF) and ward allocation funding. The USDG funding of R12 821 611 was used to complete synthetic pitches in Hanover Park, Seawinds and Ocean View, taking the number of synthetic pitches around the city to more than 30. The external funds were used to complete phase one of the Protea Park Skate Park as well…

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POLYPHAGOUS SHOT HOLE BORER- PSBH.CO.ZA

Online resource for Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer (euwallacea fornicatus) TREATMENT We have just published the SHOT HOLE BORER “WHAT TO DO” GUIDE that contains a practical guideline on the options that are available for private residents to treat their own trees. This guide does not endorse any specific products, nor does it represent an easy solution to the PSHB crisis South Africa is currently experiencing. View the guide here: PSHB.co.za/what-to-do/ A combination of insecticides and fungicides is required The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is in the process of declaring PSHB an invasive pest, this status will allow emergency registration of chemical treatments…

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Conservation AT Work

Program and Invitation for the Conservation@Work Mini Symposium on 10th April at the Skills centre in Robertson. CONSERVATION AT WORK BOLAND / BREEDE MINI EXPO  SAFEGUARDING POLLINATOR HEALTH  DATE     : 10 April 2019  We are fortunate to have an internationally recognised and respected Bee Researcher Jenny Cullinan from UJU Bee Conservation doing research out my way in the Klein Karoo, and once I was exposed to the incredibly important information she has to share I realised we needed to get this out there to as wide an audience as possible. Recently an international research paper was circulated stating that we have lost a shocking 75 to…

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2019 Corobrik-ILASA Awards of Excellence

* 33 Year Anniversary Awards Theme:  Water Sensitive Design Call for Entries: Open for submissions: 15 February 2019, Deadline for submissions extended to: 30 April 2019 Gala Dinner:      Cape Town:  25 September 2019: The Lord Charles Hotel, Somerset West – (Accommodation Information) ILASA AWARDS ETHOS Landscape Architecture is more than a profession; it is a basic component of human culture. The ILASA Merit Awards of Excellence aims to exemplify best practice examples that are clear in their intent and relevant to their specific context. We are faced with particular social challenges in a country with extraordinary biodiversity, rich in resources but in need of conserving what…

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South Africa’s First Plastic Road!

Kouga municipality in the Eastern Cape is set to build the first plastic road in SA. Left to right: Gareth Nel from MacRebur, Eastern Cape MPL Vicky Knoetze and Kouga mayor Horatio Hendricks on the road in Jeffreys Bay where construction is expected to start in April 2019. Image: Kouga Municipality/Laura-Leigh Randall Kouga municipality in the Eastern Cape is gearing up to build the first plastic road in SA. Kouga municipality mayor Horatio Hendricks said on Monday at a media launch in Jeffreys Bay that local civil engineering and construction companies SP Excel and Scribante Construction would partner with Scottish firm MacRebur to…

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