Urban farming school takes root

November 30, 2008,AEDT

Vancouver Sun reports “A school of urban farming — a North American first — is finding fertile soil in Richmond. Richmond’s parks, recreation, and cultural services committee has unanimously endorsed the concept of an urban farm school and directed staff | Read More

Sydney Opera House designer dies at 90

November 30, 2008,AEDT

“Danish architect Jorn Utzon, who designed the Sydney Opera House, has died at the age of 90” “Utzon was famous for the design of the impressionist Opera House, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site last year, but he | Read More

Spanish developer falls with €2.3bn debt – Times Online

November 30, 2008,AEDT

Times Online reports ”The crisis in the Spanish construction sector claimed another victim yesterday as the country’s fifth biggest property development company went into administration. Promociones Habitat said it had financial commitments of up to €2.3 billion (£1.93 billion).” [SOURCE: | Read More

Big 5 ends on a high note

November 30, 2008,AEDT

As The Big 5, the Middle East’s biggest trade fair for the building and construction sector, drew to a close on the 27 November 2008, the organisers reported in excess of 57,000 visitors over the five day event – a | Read More

NZILA 2009 ‘The Big Picture’ Workshop – Queenstown

November 30, 2008,AEDT

NZILA 2009 ‘The Big Picture’ Workshop – Queenstown – managing large scale landscape change Thursday 2 – Saturday 4 April 2009 Like many visitor destinations internationally, the growth of the Queenstown Lakes district has been subject to pressures, forces and | Read More

China Pavillion ready for its red paint

November 30, 2008,AEDT

Workers finish construction yesterday on the concrete support structure for the Shanghai 2010 World Expo’s China Pavilion. IMAGE CREDIT & SOURCE: Shanghai Daily

Firms laying off staff – Editorial

November 29, 2008,AEDT

Consulting (architecture, landscape, engineering) Firms across the global are starting to lay people off with some firms trying to hold out until after Christmas or New Year. In the USA firms reports from Seattle Times, Daily Journal of Commerce(Portland) report hard times | Read More

Winners of the RIBA Annie Spink Award 2008 announced

November 29, 2008,AEDT

Professor Andrew MacMillan and Professor Isi Metzstein have been named as joint winners of the RIBA Annie Spink Award for Excellence in Architectural Education. [SOURCE: RIBA – Winners of the RIBA Annie Spink Award 2008 announced].

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