Green Streetscapes

October 6, 2008,AEDT

THE English have their allotments; in Sydney we use the streets. In a variation on guerilla gardening, Sydneysiders are moving veggie plots from the backyard to the street verge, and converting formerly fallow public land into mini-market gardens. read more @ the SOURCE: The Sydney Morning Herald – green and | Read More

Schmidt Hammer Lassen masterplans eco-town for Estonia – Building

September 23, 2008,AEDT

Schmidt Hammer Lassen is working on the masterplan for an 481,000m2 eco-town, named EcoBay, overlooking the Baltic Sea near Tallinn in Estonia, to house 6,000 people. Read more @ the SOURCE: Schmidt Hammer Lassen masterplans eco-town for Estonia – Building.co.uk

Boris Johnson searches for timeless designs – 24dash.com

September 11, 2008,AEDT

The Mayor, Boris Johnson has this week launched the London Planning Awards and is calling for planners, developers and architects to enter projects that display industry excellence and will positively impact the capital for decades to come. read more @ the SOURCE: 24dash.com – Boris Johnson searches for timeless designs | Read More

Pentagon Memorial dedicated today

September 11, 2008,AEDT

“The Pentagon memorial will be inaugurated today 7 years after 9/11. This memorial is the result of a competition won by KBAS Studio, who worked closely with the familiars of the victims. Pre fabrication and computer modelling where vital on the design and construction process of this memorial.” For pictures | Read More

The Central Promontory mound takes shape on the site of the AICCM

September 10, 2008,AEDT

Oklahoma has a unique history that differentiates it from any other state in the nation.  Oklahoma’s newest earthen architectural landform, the “Central Promontory Mound” located at the American Indian Cultural Center & Museum (AICCM) is rising proudly on the Oklahoma River. Strategically positioned at the intersection of I-35 and I-40, | Read More

Landscape Institute welcomes Mayor’s plans for ‘greener’ London

September 9, 2008,AEDT

The Landscape Institute today welcomed the Mayor of London’s proposals for more green spaces in the capital as part of his climate change adaptation strategy and stressed the importance of a green infrastructure approach to planning. Read more @ the SOURCE: Landscape Institute welcomes Mayor’s plans for ‘greener’ London.

Second master plan – what’s next? city pulse

September 8, 2008,AEDT

After 33 years, Chennai has got its second master plan, and much hope is placed on it to positively shape the metroplis. However, even before the plan could be implemented through a Government Order, an important railway link has been dropped and land uses are changed. The recent fire accident | Read More

Star studded hotel plans – Shanghai Daily

September 8, 2008,AEDT

CONSTRUCTION of the world’s second seven star hotel will begin in Sanya, Hainan Province this year with a budget of up to 2 billion yuan (US$292 million). The 120-meter-high hotel is expected to open to the public in 2011. It will be managed by Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Inc, which | Read More

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