Respekt: Landscape suffers from uncontrolled urban sprawl

January 30, 2008,AEDT

Prague, (CTK) – Uncontrolled housing development around big cities in the Czech Republic since the 1990s has resulted in an “urban sprawl” devastating the landscape that has brought about more problems than benefits, the political weekly Respekt writes in its | Read More

More green, less glitz will improve city life

January 30, 2008,AEDT

We need more green, not glitz in the city. We need the soothing green, the trees and shade, the parks where we can amble for a bit of respite from the concrete jungle. Lack of natural landscape for public recreation | Read More

RIBA and CABE launch new award

January 29, 2008,AEDT

RIBA and CABE have launched the RIBA CABE Public Space Award. Any well designed and innovative public space is eligible. These external spaces need to be publicly accessible but can be urban or rural; publicly or privately owned; designed, redesigned | Read More

HOK Designs First LEED Gold for Latina America

January 29, 2008,AEDT

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has certified the first LEED Gold building in Latin America. Located in Paseo de la Reforma in Mexico City, the HSBC Bank Headquarters Tower features a redesigned facade, public spaces, and interiors by architecture | Read More

Green Buildings Don’t Have to Be New

January 29, 2008,AEDT

JUST about every month, a glitzy tower rises somewhere in the country, boasting the latest in “green” design and technology. To many people, that is an encouraging trend, especially when considering that commercial buildings account for more than 60 percent | Read More

Anti Smog Architecture: A Catalyst for Cleaner Air in Paris

January 28, 2008,AEDT

Architect Vincent Callebaut’s latest project balances public galleries, meeting rooms and gathering spaces over canals and abandoned railroad tracks in the 19th Parisian district. The prototype uses green technologies and techniques but is more than just an example of sustainable | Read More

Not everything wild gets on well in cities

January 28, 2008,AEDT

Environmental activists, scientists and green organizations, first and foremost the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI), have over the past few years been making an effort to protect the remaining natural assets in urban areas. Apparently there | Read More

Sheffield Parkway bridge design winner

January 28, 2008,AEDT

Danish architect Tim Norlund has beaten over 100 entries to gain first prize in the Sheffield Parkway footbridge competition. Norlund joined forces with Ramboll Whitby Bird after his design was short-listed to the second stage in the competition. They will | Read More

Hidden Strengths – landscape security

January 28, 2008,AEDT

Does security have to be as ugly as a concrete barrier? Or can it be both effective and attractive? Planners in the US capital are putting well-designed physical security to the test The stately white mansion at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue | Read More

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