May 22, 2018

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Four Seasons Gardens is transforming Brightwater Commons -

Friday, May 18, 2018

South Africa: Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson – Environmental Affairs Dept Budget Vote 2018/19 -

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Sustainability is key for Corobrik -

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

FutureScape Africa Trade Show- 1st November 2018 save the date -

Friday, May 11, 2018

Van Dyck Floors steps into MasterFibre SA joint venture -

Friday, May 11, 2018

Watering Wonderland with Cellfast -

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Renowned firm Square One Landscape Architects seeks experienced project landscape architect -

Friday, April 27, 2018

Badec Bros share tips on how to get the most out of your highveld garden this winter -

Friday, April 27, 2018

Proper water management key to viability of solar-powered irrigation systems -

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Corobrik invests R800m in Gauteng mega factory -

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Celebrate Life without Walls at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Friday, April 20, 2018

World Forum on Urban Forests 28 November – 1 December 2018, Mantova, Italy -

Friday, April 20, 2018

Designing regenerative landscapes -

Friday, April 20, 2018

South AFrica at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this May -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Great Escape industry exhibit at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

First look at Macmillan’s RHS Chatsworth Legacy Garden -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Waker Neuson’s Excavator: Equipped for Future Requirements -

Friday, April 13, 2018

The 7 strangest plants in the world! -

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

ILASA Conference on the 13 & 14 August 2018, Drakensberg -

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Living Building Challenge – A reality for South Africa? -

Thursday, March 29, 2018

“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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Net Zero Awarded to Johannesburg’s 78 Corlett Drive

A new contemporary office development located a stone’s throw from Melrose Arch along Corlett Drive in Johannesburg, 78 Corlett Drive, aims to set a new standard of vibrant and trendy co-working office spaces in a cutting edge 6-star Green Star certified building. Developed by Legaro Properties, the three-storey project is situated on a brownfields site and is well connected to local amenities and existing public transport infrastructure. The design incorporates strong minimalist geometries, with shading louvres acting as a dynamic facade element and passive shading device. The building is elevated above street level, gently interfacing with the ground through a…

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WeTheCity

This year, the Architecture ZA festival (#AZA18) is inviting all those engaged with the built environment to be part of a call for participatory action around how we shape our cities collectively. As our cities evolve in response to global urbanization and climate change, new opportunities are being created toward compact cities, improved resource consumption, economic and social dynamism, market creation, human development and climate change adaptation. Cities need to be sustainable, adaptive and diverse in order to be more resilient in the face of such new scenarios. Under the theme ‘WeTheCity: Memory & Resilience’, the #AZA18 programme will focus…

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Greenroof Project Watch: Casa Vallarta

Another spectacular example of living architecture is the Casa Vallarta.  Driven by home’s extraordinary context on the Mexican Jalisco coast, the architects have connected the home owners with a gorgeous Pacific Ocean panorama surrounding the property. Mini Description & Details Located on the Pacific Ocean’s Bahía de Banderas, Casa Vallarta is a beautiful masterpiece of modern design with a lush ecological aesthetic embracing a wide array of living architecture. Conceived as a vacation oasis in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Ezequiel Farca + Cristina Grappin designed the home with spectacular ocean views. The use of natural stone and concrete walls create fresh…

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Design indaba Conference 2018 21st -23th February

The Design Indaba conference, which has been named the Best Conference in the World, takes place from 21-23 February 2018. The Design Indaba aims to make a positive impact on society by building a movement that attracts producers of meaningful culture and business, regardless of sector or industry. The first three confirmed speakers of the substantial 2018 panel include celebrated and prolific spatial designer Morag Myerscough who most recently reimagined the interior of the Bernie Grant Arts Centre cafe in London. Dutch landscape architect Peter Veenstra, co-founder of LOLA Architects, created the Adidas Campus headquarters in Germany and is bringing…

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2018 IPPS Southern Africa 21st Annual Conference 6 March 2018 – 9 March 2018

IPPS is a global network of professionals with an interest in plant production, including horticultural research and education, with the aim to improve the knowledge, skills, productivity and professionalism of its members. IPPS has 1600 members over eight geographical regions around the world, spread over four continents. IPPS members have access to educational conferences, field days, seminars and its vast library of horticultural knowledge, the combined proceedings of all annual conferences since 1951. 6 March 2018 – 9 March 2018 Climate Resistant Horticulture 2018 Annual Conference Port Elizabeth, Radisson Blu Hotel, Summerstrand Conference & Post Conference Tour Itinerary Day 1 Tuesday…

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The drones that plant trees and deliver profits

As countries push to regrow forests and combat climate change, start-ups are dreaming up new, faster ways to plant trees. Trees scrub carbon pollution from the air and store it in their leaves and branches. Image: veeterzy, Pexels By Josh Landis and Owen Agnew, Nexus Media Tuesday 23 January 2018 Climate change is a sprawling, complex problem. But there is an astonishingly simple way to make a difference: plant more trees. Trees scrub pollution from the air, reduce erosion, improve water quality, provide homes for animals and insects, and enhance our lives in countless other ways. It turns out that ecosystem…

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