Improper development spied from sky

January 17, 2008,AEDT

Comparing old and new aerial photographs, state environmental officials last year spotted a suspicious-looking change in the landscape in Methuen, near the Dracut line. In July, they visited a horse stable on Tyler Street and confirmed that the owner had graded and filled wetlands without a permit, in violation of | Read More

Library building is taking shape – Wales

January 17, 2008,AEDT

A BOLT was tightened on the roof of Cardiff’s new central library to mark a milestone in work on the project. The new library will include study spaces, reading areas, meeting rooms and the latest educational materials, information and entertainment. The fit-out begins later this year with the opening earmarked | Read More

Imagine: Rain, rain, stored away

January 17, 2008,AEDT

Savvy designers are helping homeowners collect and reuse storm water rather than see it all wash away. WHILE you watched much-needed showers race down the driveway and spill into street drains two weeks ago, did you perhaps think: How can I harness that rainfall? How can I save that water | Read More

New transport centre for downtown Kingston in five months

January 16, 2008,AEDT

PHASE one of a new transport centre in downtown Kingston, somewhat similar to the one opened in Half-Way-Tree on the weekend, is expected to be completed and ready for use in another five months New transport centre for downtown Kingston in five months – JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM.

Zaha Hadid wins Michigan State competition

January 16, 2008,AEDT

Zaha Hadid Architects won the competition for Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum Zaha Hadid Architects has been selected as the winner in the design competition for the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. See the renders and 3D flyover at MSU Zaha Hadid’s double win in | Read More

Macao officials to consult central authorities on urban planning

January 16, 2008,AEDT

MACAO, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) — A delegation of Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) government flew to Beijing Wednesday to discuss with the central government urban planning issues concerning the construction controversy over the Guia Lighthouse, Macao’s world heritage site. The delegation led by Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Chu | Read More

The Sustainable Landscape

January 16, 2008,AEDT

Visualize a lush, green expanse of lawn surrounded by vibrant beds of flower blossoms anchored by ornamental shrubs. Tall, majestic trees loom overhead. Silent butterflies float and bees buzz happily, gathering nectar and pollinating. Joy filled birds dart from branch to branch. You don´t have to imagine this scenario. It | Read More

NZILA Conference registrations open

January 16, 2008,AEDT

The 2008 NZILA SHIFT Conference will highlight and discuss these emerging modes of design practice in the context of the fluid and unpredictable nature of urban change. A diverse range of speakers will consider legal and planning implications, contemporary design initiatives, changing technologies and the challenges of serving the needs | Read More

Tower of strength for Expo — Shanghai Daily

January 15, 2008,AEDT

SHANGHAI will turn a 165-meter chimney at an old power plant into a state-of-the-art observation tower for the 2010 World Expo. The building will demonstrate architectural prowess in combining advanced technology with the city’s history – and to say that it is on track is a truism in more ways | Read More

Chongqing to spend $13b on housing

January 15, 2008,AEDT

Chongqing municipality will spend 100 billion yuan ($13.8 billion) over the next five years on the demolition and renovation of all old and dangerous houses in its nine urban districts, officials have said. The mammoth project aims to build affordable housing for low-income residents, officials from the municipal government said. | Read More

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