Buildings & Grounds: New Stanford Environmental-Science Building Uses Its Own Standards, Not LEED’s – Chronicle.com

February 29, 2008,AEDT

The first building in a new Stanford University science and engineering quadrangle will open Tuesday, complete with a long list of features intended to minimize energy use and maximize interaction among scholars. The 166,000-square-foot structure, which will house environmental-science researchers, was designed to the university’s own Stanford Performance Criteria for | Read More

Is Chennai A Concrete Jungle?

February 29, 2008,AEDT

Landscape or the garden is as old as the earth is. They are an art by themselves as they create such beautiful experiences in the people that uplift their spirits and expand their vision and invigorate their very life It is necessary that we formulate plans to enact laws in | Read More

China to Reconsider One-Child Limit – New York Times

February 29, 2008,AEDT

China is studying how to move away from the country’s one-child-per-couple restriction, but any changes would come gradually and would not mean an elimination of family planning policies, a senior official said Thursday.Skip to next paragraphDot Earth: An End to One-Child Families in China? The official, Zhao Baige, vice minister | Read More

Rapid Central Station’s green roof will be replaced – mlive.com

February 29, 2008,AEDT

GRAND RAPIDS — It hasn’t taken long for some of the much-touted environmentally friendly features of Rapid Central Station to lose their green. Rapid officials Wednesday approved spending $220,000 to replace the station’s green roof and $160,000 to replace the fiberoptic lighting that gives the Teflon canopy over its bus | Read More

Mongolia to build landscape sensitive highway

February 28, 2008,AEDT

A major road project started by the Government of Mongolia is be carried forward in six civil works packages to be funded by the Asian Development Bank and China. Known as the Western Corridor development project, the road will span the 750km between the Chinese border at Yarant in the | Read More

Everything is green at Humber

February 28, 2008,AEDT

A New Education And Research Facility For Humber College Performs As A Living Laboratory Of Sustainable Building, Fostering Environmental Stewardship And The Creation Of A Greener City. canadianarchitect.com – Canadian Architect – 2/28/2008.

No way to run a modern city

February 26, 2008,AEDT

It’s time to shake up and rearrange Greater Toronto. At Queen’s Park, the City of Toronto hardly exists. It’s being absorbed into the “Greater Golden Horseshoe,” an urban mass that sprawls from Brighton up through Orillia and down through the Niagara Peninsula. Read more @ TheStar.com – No way to run | Read More

Planning without the greed | The Australian

February 26, 2008,AEDT

BETH Morgan is the Britney Spears of the planning world.The former Wollongong City Council planning officer’s sad story of self-destruction will serve as a cautionary tale to men and women in town planning courses across the country. Hopefully, they don’t need the lesson. Their carefully structured undergraduate or postgraduate degrees | Read More

NZILA – Shift Conference

February 26, 2008,AEDT

The 2008 NZILA SHIFT Conference will highlight and discuss these emerging modes of design practice in the context of the fluid and unpredictable nature of urban change. A diverse range of speakers will consider legal and planning implications, contemporary design initiatives, changing technologies and the challenges of serving the needs | Read More

Jonathan Glancey meets Richard Rogers

February 26, 2008,AEDT

Whether he’s designing £100m flats or creating affordable housing for all, Richard Rogers has just one mission: to make everyone’s life more enjoyable Jonathan Glancey meets Richard Rogers | Art & Architecture | guardian.co.uk Arts.

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