Green light for university plans – BBC NEWS

BBC News reports “Multi-million pound plans to transform the Luton campus of the University of Bedfordshire have gone on display.

Luton Borough Council has approved the project and building will start as soon as the site has been cleared.

It has been designed by Cambridge-based architects RMJM”

[SOURCE: BBC NEWS | UK | England | Beds/Bucks/Herts | Green light for university plans]

Sienna Architecture will close its doors – reports “One of Portland’s most venerable architecture firms is closing its doors, another victim of a stumbling economy.

Sienna Architecture Co., founded in 1951….in October, Sienna downsized its downtown Portland office from 45 to 25 and retained only four of its nine Seattle employees” sadly now it is set to close its doors.

[SOURCE: – Sienna Architecture will close its doors]

2030 Challenge Stimulus Plan Gains Momentum

Garnering the support of a large and diverse number of organizations and businesses, the 2030 Challenge Stimulus Plan is quietly gaining momentum both on and off the Hill. Impressed with the Plan’s ability to create over 9 million new jobs and $1 trillion in direct non-federal spending in just two years while opening up a brand new $1.8 trillion renovation market, many agree that this Plan can turn the economy around with far-reaching, positive impacts for every U.S. sector and industry.

goto Architecture 2030 for more info

[SOURCE Newswire – 2030 Challenge Stimulus Plan Gains Momentum].

Ou Ning to curate south China 2009 architecture biennale

After months of discussion and evaluation, the committee of Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture has selected Ou Ning as the chief curator for its third installment, due to be launched at the end of 2009 in Shenzhen and Hong Kong, the coastal city in the South China known as the forefront of China’s economic reform.

SOURCE: 2009 Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture

Sustainability Built Into One Grand Design – The Herald

The Herald (Scotland) reports “Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games in 2014 should bring about an improvement in the health of every citizen, if the investment opportunity is used wisely.

That is the view of one of the world’s leading consultants on sustainable urban development, Gary Lawrence of Ove Arup, who was in Scotland recently talking to civic and business leaders.”

SOURCE: The Herald – Sustainability Built Into One Grand Design

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