Fire-safe designs for the future – theage.com.au

  Geoff Maslen of The Age reports

“Ian Weir is baffled. Why is it that local authorities in Australia are so blase about having residents in fire-prone landscapes?

Dr Weir earned his PhD at the University of Western Australia after seven years of research that has resulted in a “bushfire responsive house” ….A practising architect who now lectures in landscape architecture at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Dr Weir is horrified at the destruction and loss of life in the Victorian fires…….”

[SOURCE: theage.com.au - Fire-safe designs for the future]

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Market Square Makeover Plans Unveiled In Pittsburgh – WTAE Pittsburgh

WTAE Pittsburgh reports

“In an effort to attract more visitors and businesses to Pittsburgh’s Market Square, the city is planning a makeover for the gathering spot.”

Also included in the WTAE news report is the sketches by Klavon Design Associates

SOURCE: WTAE Pittsburgh – Market Square Makeover Plans Unveiled In Pittsburgh

Other reports on Market Square

Pittsburgh Post Gazette – City unveils plans for pedestrian-friendly Market Square

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review – City will try anew to fix Market Square

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Local leaders work to achieve Chicago’s green urban planning legacy

Medill Reports

“A century after Daniel Burnham created “The Plan of Chicago” – considered the first comprehensive U.S. city planning document – local experts presenting at the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s annual meeting in Chicago still marvel at his foresight and the relevance of his message.”

[SOURCE: Medill Reports - Local leaders work to achieve Chicago's green urban planning legacy]

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St Elmo master plan being drawn up – DI-VE

DI-VE reports

“A master plan is being drawn up for Fort St Elmo, which will probably see Evans Building turned into a hotel and a fair-weather cruise quay created on the Marsamxett side.
The €100 million project will probably go out to tender next year, once the planning process has been completed – and by when the economic climate has hopefully improved.”

Let’s have an Olympic legacy like this – Evening Standard

Rowan Moore of the Evening Standard writes

“The legacy masterplan is the work of three practices, EDAW, Allies and Morrison, and the Dutch KCAP. All have a reputation for competence and professionalism………”

[SOURCE: Evening Standard - Let’s have an Olympic legacy like this]

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