City looks for ways to trim tree costs – Recordnet.com:

Recordnet.com reports

“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].

UA course offerings are increasingly green – www.azstarnet.com ®

azstarnet.com reports
“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

Macau Daily Times – Dongguan officials visits Macau counterparts, exchange urban planing

Dongguan officials visits Macau counterparts, exchange urban planing experience

SOURCE: Macau Daily Times – Dongguan officials visits Macau counterparts, exchange urban planing.

Massive quake rebuild holds key for China economy – Reuters

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].

HKS begins green design group – Dallas Business News

“Dallas-based HKS Inc., the world’s ninth-largest architecture firm, has launched a group to promote eco-friendly design with its staff and clients.”

[SOURCE: dallasnews.com – HKS begins green design group | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Dallas Business News].

Dubai to spend through crisis

FT.com reports

“The Dubai government is planning an expansionary budget to stimulate the economy next year as the emirate seeks to spend its way through the global financial crisis.
read the full article @ the [SOURCE:FT.com / Middle East – Dubai to spend through crisis].

2008 Chicagoans of the Year in architecture: Daniel Wheeler and Lawrence Kearns of Wheeler Kearns Architects | The Skyline

2008 Chicagoans of the Year in architecture: Daniel Wheeler and Lawrence Kearns of Wheeler Kearns Architects

SOURCE Chicagotibune – 2008 Chicagoans of the Year in architecture: Daniel Wheeler and Lawrence Kearns of Wheeler Kearns Architects

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