In the News – July 31

July 31, 2009,AEDT

Answers About Public Art in New York – New York Times Reflective White Roofing Course Garners New AIA Sustainable Design Credits – PRWEB N.C. Transportation Museum presents Blue Ridge Parkway program – Salisburypost.com Architecture Students Win International Design Competition – The University of Texas at Austin Down the Tubes (Public | Read More

Homebush Bay tree felling for V8 Supercars

July 31, 2009,AEDT

One of the landscape architecture firms involved in designing Homebush Bay – the host site of the 2000 Olympics has come out in outrage that 147 trees have been felled for a motor car race to be held once a year. Sydney Morning Herald reports Tony McCormick, from Hassell Pty | Read More

Mayor (London) announces £4million plans to kick-start eco-innovation fund

July 30, 2009,AEDT

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today announced proposals for a multi-million pound ‘London Green Fund’ to boost London’s low carbon economy, create jobs and tackle climate change. The fund may also be targeted at decentralised energy and new waste technology initiatives – areas that have experienced difficulties in fulfilling | Read More

Leading UK architects to open Doha office

July 30, 2009,AEDT

Trade Arabia reports Leading international architectural practice Allies and Morrison intends to open its first Middle East office in Doha, in early autumn. In the UK, Allies and Morrison is playing a pivotal role in preparing masterplan proposals for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Its vast experience spans | Read More

RMJM’s European landscape architecture division rebrands as STRATA

July 30, 2009,AEDT

International architecture firm RMJM has announced that its UK-based landscape architectural division, Land, is to adopt the name STRATA. RMJM’s landscape architects already operate under the name STRATA in the Middle East and Asia. This step will create a single global design brand for the firm’s landscape business. Land, as | Read More

Damage control – Haaretz

July 30, 2009,AEDT

Haaretz reports The planners behind the recently opened section of Road 6 did their best to reduce the highway’s impact on the environment but admit that ‘irreversible damage’ was done The planning concept included a comprehensive approach to landscape, out of a desire to minimize damage to plant and animal | Read More

Spark Sets Eyes On China – Spark Design & Architecture Awards

July 30, 2009,AEDT

New York, NY (PRWEB) July 29, 2009 — Spark Design & Architecture Awards is extending its role in the booming Chinese design industry through SparkChina. These new awards will help Chinese creative teams raise their profile globally. The Spark Awards is open to global entries from design, advertising and media | Read More

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