Architecture billings index steady in April-AIA | Reuters

Reuters reports

“A leading indicator of U.S. nonresidential construction activity held steady in April amid signs of renewed interest in construction projects, driven by U.S. stimulus funding…..”

SOURCE:Reuters – Architecture billings index steady in April-AIA

New downtown park to be oasis in the sky – San Francisco Examiner

San Francisco Examiner reports

“City Park is planned as a rooftop highlight of the rebuilt Transbay Transit Center at First and Mission streets, scheduled to open in 2014.

The 5.4-acre park’s whimsical design has been a hit in recent weeks after being shown off at public meetings and forums.

“If you look at the Transbay Neighborhood that’s in redevelopment,
there aren’t any other natural spaces or public parks of significant
size around there,” landscape architect Adam Greenspan said.”

read more at the SOURCE: San Francisco ExaminerNew downtown park to be oasis in the sky

Dubai considers scrapping 27 projects – The National Newspaper

The National Newspaper reports

“Regulators are gearing up to review all outstanding developments under a new law that gives them authority to cancel projects that do not start construction within six months of being approved by the Dubai Government. They are already considering cancelling 27 projects….”

SOURCE: The National NewspaperDubai considers scrapping 27 projects

Aberdeen row over rival plans – Building Design

Building Design reports

“Landscape architect Martha Schwartz is working on a £140 million Aberdeen project which critics claim threatens an arts centre scheme in the same location by Brisac Gonzalez Architects”

SOURCE: Building Design – Aberdeen row over rival plans

Baltimore Infill Survey – Baltimore Sun

Baltimore Infill Survey is a Flickr page where many architects, designers and general public are posting ideas for urban infill in degraded suburban areas.

Check out the Flickr Page to see the latest.

SOURCE: Baltimore Sun

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