Penn State students solve problems of vacant city lots

Ten Penn State students have turned vacant lots into designer lots in four neighborhoods — at least conceptually.

At the Connelley Learning Center in the Hill District yesterday, the landscape architecture students displayed solutions to blighted lots, stormwater run-off and underused existing green spaces in Beltzhoover, Hays, the Hill and Lincoln Place. Two designs were for a white water rafting venue in the Neville Island back channel of the Emsworth lock and dam.

Penn State students solve problems of vacant city lots.

Atkins won Landscape Institute(UK) award

2008 Landscape Institute Awards have honoured a design to improve the streetscape of Clerkenwell, one of London’s most vibrant areas.

[SOURCE: Atkins – Plan, Design, Enable].

EDAW launches Online exhibit of built design

EDAW presents a collection of photographs that displays their built projects over the years, the collection “is an outgrowth of the 2008 EDAW Global Design Summit, which drew together the firm’s designers for a dialogue on both the theory and practice of our design work.”

SOURCE: EDAW – Online exhibit of built design explores EDAW’s commitment to the land

Flood protection plan includes levees, flood walls – GazetteOnline.com – Cedar Rapids, Iowa City

GazetteOnline.com reports

“Just days after the Cedar River reached a record crest here on June 13, city leaders began to plan to protect the city from a similar flood in the future.

By early July, a team of consultants was in place, led by Sasaki Associates of Watertown, Mass., to help with the task.

SOURCE: GazetteOnline.com  – Flood protection plan includes levees, flood walls

Australia Leighton Holdings Wins A$2 Billion Dubai Airport Deal

Zawya reports

“Leighton Holdings Ltd. (LEI.AU) announced Sunday it has won a A$2 billion contract to build a new terminal at Dubai Airport.

Dubai Department of Civil Aviation awarded the contract to Leighton’s 45%-owned Al Habtoor Leighton Group and its joint venture partners, Murray and Roberts Holdings Ltd. (MUR.JO) and Takenaka Corp.”

SOURCE: Zawya.com – Australia Leighton Holdings Wins A$2 Billion Dubai Airport Deal.

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