The Times of India reports
The world’s tallest tower Burj Dubai will open this year on December 2, which is the UAE National
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
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 Journal – Bennetts’ New Street Square green wall lives on
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
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
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
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