landscape industry Articles

  • Exergy landscapes: exploration of second-law thinking towards sustainable landscape design

    Depletion of fossil fuels and climate change necessitate a transition to sustainable energy systems that make efficient use of renewable energy sources. Recently, the disciplines of building engineering, architecture and urban planning have begun embracing 'second-law thinking' to reduce energy consumption in the built environment. Second-law thinking, however, is not yet a part of spatial ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Use of the ecosystem services concept in landscape management in the Netherlands

    Increasing reference to the ecosystem services (ES) concept is made in publications on the need to use natural resources sustainably, to protect and enhance biodiversity, and to alleviate poverty in developing countries. To examine the significance of the concept in densely populated industrialized countries, this case study investigates its use in several sustainable landscape management ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Bamboo: The Secret Weapon in Forest and Landscape Restoration?

    In the world of forestry, bamboo doesn’t always get the credit it deserves. Dismissed as a weed or marginalized in traditional forest management, bamboo could actually play an important role in forest and landscape restoration. With adequate attention, investment, and the right standards in place, it could become ...

  • The changing focus of England?s Community Forest programme and its use of a green infrastructure approach to multi-functional landscape planning

    The role of England?s Community Forest programme has constantly diversified since its creation in 1990. Over the last decade, its role has extended from urban foresters to providers of multi-functional and connected spaces around post-industrial cities. The development of such a key role has allowed each community forest to influence the contemporary debates relating to green infrastructure. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Characterizing the Composting Industry

    Untitled Document The first step in characterizing an industry is defining who belongs. The next step is identifying tools to measure its economic vitality. ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Canadian Composting Industry on the Grow

    Organic residuals continue to represent one of the largest untapped portions of the residential and industrial waste streams in Canada. However, this will not continue for much longer. Throughout Canada, programs have been or are about to be established that will capture organic materials and, through composting, transform them into value-added products for use in a multitude of applications. The ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Commentary: Growing the U.S. Composting Industry

    It is a great time to be in the compost manufacturing industry! After 15 months on the job as the Executive Director of the US Composting Council (USCC), I remain thrilled to be a part of this industry and passionate about the opportunities that lie ahead. In 2012, major emphasis was placed on growing as an industry, establishing strategic partnerships and enhancing public awareness of the merits ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Greenhouse Horticulture Industry Forecasts for 2012-2016

    ReportsnReports.com adds "Global Greenhouse Horticulture Market 2012-2016 " new market research report to its store. TechNavio''s analysts forecast the Global Greenhouse Horticulture market to grow at a CAGR of 10.1 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the rising demand for food. The Global Greenhouse Horticulture market has also ...


  • Innovation and inertia: the emerging dislocation of imperatives within the Australian wine industry

    Current innovation literature suggests that industry clusters create 'competitive advantage'. The heightened interaction between 'actors', intense vertical integration and concentration of resources generate enclaves of innovation within which activity is leveraged in an efficient and productive manner. A less studied aspect of such activity, however, is the organisational inertia that may result ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Green Industry Worker Shortage? Look to Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School for a possible solution

    It seems like every year there is a shortage of help in the green industry. I hear horror stories of H2B employees being weeks late to show up for work. Typically, they are held up because of incomplete or incorrect paperwork. I hear that many American workers that apply have very little experience or interest in our field, and it can take weeks or even months to train them – only to hope ...


    By FINN Corporation

  • The threat of chain stores to the character of an historic city's main street

    This paper looks at the main street of an historic tourism city, King Street, Charleston, South Carolina that in recent years has seen a steady transition in its tenant mix; from one historically populated by local merchants, to one that today 'boasts' of such merchants as Saks Fifth Avenue, Victoria's Secret and Banana Republic, among many other national and international brand outlets. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Trees in the greenhouse: why climate change is transforming the forest products business

    While there are risks for the forest products industry, it largely stands to gain from efforts to address global warming due to new opportunities for sustainable forestry. The world is entering an era when natural resource constraints, environmental policies, and shifting consumer values will create unprecedented demands on the private sector. Recent spikes in the prices of energy and food ...

  • Intellectual property and Freedom To Operate in the flax breeding world: Canada in the global context

    Through one-on-one in-depth interviews of Canadian public sector flax breeders, this study explores issues around Intellectual Property (IP) and Freedom To Operate (FTP) in flax breeding from a Canadian perspective. The results are supported by a scan of flax breeding efforts worldwide, an in-depth patent analysis (using Patent Lens and the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) databases) and a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The emergence of urban agriculture: Sydney, Australia

    Across the world the phenomenon of urban agriculture (UA) is defining itself after emerging from a mainly grass-roots response, evidenced in the Sydney Metropolitan Region by the Hawkesbury Harvest phenomenon and the Sydney Food Fairness Alliance, to powerful global forces which are negatively and paradoxically impacting on the quality of life of urban and farming communities. In the developed ...

  • Learning, combinative capabilities and innovation in developing countries: the case of video compact disc (VCD) and agricultural vehicles in China

    The rate and trajectory of technological progress in China is confined by two important factors, i.e., being a developing country as well as in transition from a command economy to a market economy. Being a developing country means that learning and imitation will be of primary concern in technological progress. Being an economy in transition implies that the national innovation system is also ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • California agencies partner to increase compost use on roadsides

    THE California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has enormous potential to increase compost use on highway roadsides throughout California. Caltrans manages more than 230,000 acres of roadside and maintains approximately 25,000 acres of landscaping annually. In the last three years, Caltrans has increased its purchase of compost and mulch products fivefold — from 13,700 cubic yards in 2004 ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Ordinances To Amend Soils Boost Compost Demand

    Municipalities everywhere are realizing that some of the environmental issues they are grappling with locally may be mitigated by healthier soils. In the late 1990s, when Puget Sound Chinook salmon was listed as threatened, Washington State officials scrambled to find ways to improve water quality in the Puget Sound and protect spawning streams. They identified a number of methods to reduce ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Discover the Global Agriculture Machinery Market Report 2014-2018

    Report Overview As per the analysts forecast the Global Agricultural Machinery market to grow at a CAGR of 7.97 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing global population. The Global Agricultural Machinery market has also been witnessing the arrival of new technology. However, the increasing price of ...


  • Marketing waste mixed compost

    Marketing of compost has come a long way over the past 15 to 20 years. Today the word “compost” is an almost everyday household term and the use of compost is now a preferred way to garden. With the ever-increasing product awareness of the benefits of compost, it has become easier for compost manufacturers and marketers to sell their products. At least this is the case for those companies that ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Introducing … STA Certified Compost

    In a new development, the US Composting Council’s Seal of Testing Assurance Program can now be defined as a certification program. The US Composting Council (USCC) is celebrating the 15th year of its Seal of Testing Assurance (STA) Program. The overall purpose of the STA Program is to improve customer confidence in compost ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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