$1b boost to Marina Bay – Strait Times


Marina Bay, Singapore – Image Source: Flickr – monstermunch99

Strait Times reports

TO SUPPORT the future growth of Marina Bay, the government will invest another $1 billion in infrastructure works over the next 10 to 15 years, on top of the $7.5 billion already pumped into the area, (Singapore) National Development Minister Mah Bow Tan announced on Wednesday.

SOURCE: Strait Times – $1b boost to Marina Bay

Houston Zoo starting work on $50 million African Forest

Houston Zoo - Existing Exhibit

Houston Zoo(existing exhibit) – Image Source: Flickr – Tracy_N_Brandon

Houston Chronicle reports

Moving away from the concept of bars and cages, the Houston Zoo in September will break ground for a $50 million African Forest, a 6.5-acre exhibit……

Jim Brighton, a landscape architect with Seattle-based PJA Architects, the project’s designer, said the exhibit will tell stories about the African forest, not simply provide an opportunity to look at wild animals in captivity.

SOURCE: Houston ChronicleHouston Zoo starting work on $50 million African Forest

Transforming Paris: “Le Grand Paris 2030” as a Post-Kyoto Metropolis

Paul Lukez of Worldchanging has written an interesting article about Paris as the urban ideal and how it and then reviews the entries by various firms into Le Grand Pari de L’agglomération Parisienne

The problem of city-making today is as much about making new cities as it is about transforming our existing metropolises, especially suburbs, and edge-city developments. The suburban metropolis is relatively young…

read the full article at the SOURCE: Worldchanging: Bright Green: Transforming Paris: “Le Grand Paris 2030” as a Post-Kyoto Metropolis

Image Source: Flickr – Xtreambar

Vertical Landscape – the only way is up – Gizmag

Darren Quick writes at Gizmag

……..This shortage of land in many cities has unfortunately also led to a scarcity of natural vegetation in urban settings. We’ve looked at several vertical-farming concepts – dedicated buildings that provide space to grow crops in city centers – but a new architectural system from Vertical Landscapes (VL) seeks to invite nature back into our cities on a broader scale.

That is an excerpt read the full article at the SOURCE:   Gizmag: Vertical Landscape – the only way is up

Image Source: Flickr – laurenatclemeson


In the News – 28th July

Kenya to build Africa’s biggest windfarm as rains fail and hydropower falters – guardian.co.uk

Workshop to target invasive plant species – FARMINGTON – Sun Journal

Dougco parks embrace sustainable landscapes – Castle Rock – Yourhub.com

Green toilets win sustainability award – Mid Sussex District – Clickgreen.org.uk

More trails, shelters part of proposal in upgrade to Capital Springs Rec Area – Madison WI -The Capital Times

8 states sign High-speed Rail agreement – Chicago Breaking News Center

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