India polarised over water privatisation

January 31, 2008,AEDT

Across India, there is a rising tide of water privatisation projects made possible in recent years by a radical departure in the way national policy views water. Water is no longer just a public service to be delivered by governments | Read More

Managing Traffic in the Urban Age

January 31, 2008,AEDT

The human species is, at this moment, in the process of becoming a mainly urban animal after a thousand generations spent mainly in rural conditions. Many economists and sociologists see this trend as our potential salvation in a world heading | Read More

Iran News – Iran joins IFLA

January 31, 2008,AEDT

Iranian Association of Greenery Engineers has joined the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA), Iran Daily reported. A team of experts headed by IFLA president, Diane Menzies visited Iran on January 25 to become familiar with landscape design in the | Read More

Canadian architecture revival in Toronto

January 31, 2008,AEDT

Canadian architecture, especially in Toronto, is undergoing a revival of sorts. Whether the projects are heralded or panned, the Michael-Lee Chin Crystal at the Royal Ontario Museum, the colourful box-on-stilts (the Sharp Centre for Design) at the Ontario College of | Read More

WWII-era bomber donated to Great Park

January 31, 2008,AEDT

In years past, building a central park was about creating an escape from urban life with little nod to what it was replacing. But the designers (Ken Smith Landscape Architects) of the Orange County Great Park, which is being built | Read More

Romp with architecture mixes styles, results at Crown Hall

January 30, 2008,AEDT

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s principles of free-flowing, flexible space were in full view during a first-time collaboration between Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Illinois Institute of Technology architecture students over the weekend. The German-born modernist architect, who designed IIT’s | Read More

Urban Design Competition site choosen in Dallas

January 30, 2008,AEDT

464-acre site south of downtown Dallas has been chosen as the study area for the sixth annual ULI (Urban Land Institute,USA) Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition, an ideas competition for university students created to honor the legacy of | Read More

Cities join WWF to cut carbon use

January 30, 2008,AEDT

Shanghai and Baoding have become the first cities to take part in a new WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) initiative to research less carbon-intensive paths to urban development in China, the international environmental organization said. The Low Carbon City | Read More

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