Burj Dubai (World’s Tallest Tower) to open on December 2

The Times of India reports

The world’s tallest tower Burj Dubai will open this year on December 2, which is the UAE National
Day.

Mohammed Al-Abbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties, which is the developer of the project, said he was “shooting for UAE National Day”.

SOURCE: The Times of India – Burj Dubai to open on December 2

Bennetts’ New Street Square green wall lives on

Architects Journal reports

Teething issues with a wall of plants pictured at Bennetts Associates’ New Street Square office complex in central London have been addressed, says director Rab Bennetts.

He added that the wall has been replanted and will be ‘fine by next spring’.

read and see images at the SOURCE:  Architects JournalBennetts’ New Street Square green wall lives on

The future of landscape architecture – 27east

April Gonzales attended the ASLA conference in Chicago in September and gives a summary of the presentations she attend and a brief overview parts of Chicago she visited in comparison to Southhampton. read more

SOURCE: The future of landscape architecture – 27east

Northwest Design Review Panel announces affiliation with CABE

The Places Matter! Northwest Design Review Panel has joined with seven other regional design review services to affiliate with the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE). This will create a national network of design review panels, providing all local planning authorities with access to independent practical design advice. The network (including CABE) will collectively review more than 800 schemes a year.

Affiliation means that there is an agreement defining shared values, a shared service, and a joint commitment to high standards in design review. It will ensure that the panels work more closely together, learning is shared, and a consistent service is provided to developers and planners across England.
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Brentwood Park could get major facelift

Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports

The Brentwood Park Initiative may soon finalize plans for an ambitious overhaul — more than $6 million worth — of the town’s park.

A master plan has been presented to the group by J.T. Sauer & Associates, a landscape architect and engineering firm in McKees Rocks.

Initiative members met Tuesday for a walk through the park to visualize some of those proposals, which include replacing the basketball and tennis courts with two youth baseball fields, extending the track around the football field, relocating the basketball courts closer to the high school, adding a deck hockey rink, expanding the pool to include spray features, new turf and building a grandstand for the football stadium.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post Gazette (post-gazette.com) Brentwood Park could get major facelift

China coastal city wins UN Habitat award

China Daily

The local government of an Eastern China coastal city won a United Nations Habitat award on Monday for well executed urban planning which has transformed the city into a green home with new housing and infrastructure.

The awardee is the municipal government of Rizhao, a coastal city in Shandong province, Eastern China.

SOURCE: China Daily – China coastal city wins UN Habitat award

Wetlands loss linked to Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas pipelines in new study

NOLA.com reports

A new study for the federal Minerals Management Service concludes that the construction of pipelines related to oil and gas production in the Outer Continental Shelf of the Gulf of Mexico “can cause locally intense habitat changes, thereby contributing to the loss of critically important land and wetland areas.”

read the full story at the SOURCE: NOLA.com – Wetlands loss linked to Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas pipelines in new study | New Orleans Business News

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