Design regulations against terrorism – a catalyst for change

Over the last year there have been several terrorist incidents that have seen the loss of life in our cities and due to this acts we have seen governments have turned to security experts, police departments and intelligence experts to offer advice on how to make cities safer. This is a continuation of the ever …

Deep Learning is set to help herbariums identify more plant species

Herbariums around the world have large collections of sample sheets with dried plants pressed ready for  taxonomists to annotate, classify. This process often takes time and many herbariums don’t have the resources to catalogue the sample sheets, however researchers at Costa Rica Institute of Technology recently undertook a study using deep learning to analyze a big dataset with thousands …

Publishing a Magazine

I have been publishing a magazine (WLA) for the last 6 years it has been a labour of love. There is no money in self-publishing especially in the field of landscape architecture which is a niche of a niche. Publishing is very much a rollercoaster of emotions, first you send out the call and the …

Why I am not a fan of the revised LinkedIN website design

Recently saw Linkedin website update with various changes to simplify and clean up the interface. I think the front page is a great new look and for most users who use linkedin for reading about connections and companies, connecting and the odd search for an ex-colleague or future employee it is fine. For those who use …