“Before the City Council held its final meeting of the year Dec. 16, the council’s legislative and environmental committee convened at City Hall to discuss the city’s bid to shift responsibility for street tree maintenance to homeowners, a measure intended to save $189,000 annually and, council members said, to maintain Stockton’s street trees better.”
[SOURCE: Recordnet.com: City looks for ways to trim tree costs].
“A towering cylinder holds rainwater on reserve, which feeds into a pond to irrigate a re-created desert ecosystem.
It is here, at the University of Arizona’s School of Architecture, where students use innovative building materials to adapt to a change in environmental awareness.”
SOURCE: AZSTARNET.COM – UA course offerings are increasingly green – www.azstarnet.com
Editor – UA offer Landscape Architecture courses
Dongguan officials visits Macau counterparts, exchange urban planing experience
SOURCE: Macau Daily Times – Dongguan officials visits Macau counterparts, exchange urban planing.
Simon Rabinovitch of Reuters reports “Quake reconstruction is a central plank of the government’s stimulus plan for the ailing Chinese economy, set to take one-quarter of Beijing’s promised 4 trillion yuan ($580 billion) spending boost and to create millions of sorely needed jobs.”
read the full article @ the [SOURCE: Massive quake rebuild holds key for China economy – Reuters].