UAE is well-positioned to survive the economic crisis –

March 2, 2009,AEDT

HH Sheikh Nahayan stated at the ‘The Gulf Region in the Global Economic Crisis: Force for Stability’ Forum that, ‘Our national leaders, our Government agencies, our businesses and our universities are examining the questions related to the nature and size of this economic downturn. They are continually monitoring its effect | Read More

ADB to invest over Rs 13 bn on urban development schemes-The Economic Times

March 2, 2009,AEDT

The Economic Times reports “The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will invest Rs 13.71 billion for developing urban amenities and solid waste management in the capitals of five under-developed states, officials on Sunday said. The ADB-assisted North Eastern Region Urban Development Programme will be implemented over six years and will cover | Read More

City will revamp Place d’Armes, downtown squares – The Gazette

March 2, 2009,AEDT

The Gazette reports “The city has earmarked $20 million for the redesign of Place d’Armes in Old Montreal and the restoration of Dorchester Square and Place du Canada this year. Cardinal Hardy/Teknika-HBA – the urban landscape architects responsible for the recent reconfiguration of Norman Bethune Square near Concordia University and | Read More

RIBA – Birmingham: Past, Present & Future – 25th March

February 27, 2009,AEDT

To celebrate the launch of the ‘Big City Plan’ the Royal Institute of British Architects, local building materials supplier EH Smith and the owners of a number of West Midlands based brickworks, Weinerberger, have joined forces to arrange a one day event looking at the past, present and future of | Read More

International Design Competition for Park – Madrid Spain

February 27, 2009,AEDT

The competition | Concurso Internacional Parque de Valdebebas The aim of the competition is to secure the services of a multidisciplinary team that will plan and design a new urban park of approximately 80 hectares in Parque de Valdebebas. The design should resolve the transition between the urban area currently | Read More

Sausalito Team Wins Haagen-Dazs-UC Davis Honey Bee Haven Design Competition

February 27, 2009,AEDT

The Sausalito-based Sibbett Group created a series of interconnected gardens with such names as “Honeycomb Hideout,” “Nectar Nook” and “Pollinator Patch” to win the international bee-friendly garden design competition, a gift to the University of California, Davis, from the Haagen-Dazs(R) brand. The design, the work of landscape architects Donald Sibbett | Read More


February 26, 2009,AEDT

(WINNIPEG) – The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) is pleased to announce that 25 projects located in Canada and the United States have won national and regional recognition in the prestigious 2009 CSLA Awards of Excellence in Landscape Architecture.  This year the CSLA Awards of Excellence jury, including Nelda | Read More

Eco suburb plan unveiled for city –

February 24, 2009,AEDT reports “A VISION for a suburb of the future with no cars, an 80 per cent reduction in carbon emissions and the ability to grow its own food has been unveiled by a State Government-funded thinktank. And it could happen on a site just two kilometres from the centre | Read More

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