Architecture for Humanity host of this years Open Architecture Challenge has announced the finalists for 2009.
The finalists entries for classrooms designs have a great variety of locations including India, Uganda, Central Nepal, Colombia, USA, and the UK. The finalist teams come from small to one of the largest architecture firms in the world.
All the designs has to provide a solution to this years challenge of the Classroom and the finalists where judged over almost a month by 60 jurors. To see the list of finalists go to Open Architecture Challenge
SOURCE: Open Architecture Challenge VIA Metropolis
Tan Yingzi of China Daily reports
While more and more Chinese cities are following Dalian’s example and building large city squares, urban planning experts warned Thursday that local governments must stop simply copying the Western style and look for more practical construction and local flavor.
read the full article at the SOURCE: China Daily – City squares miss urban life: expert
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Kathy Jessup / Kalamazoo Gazette reports
Developing a new, 10-year master plan for the city of Kalamazoo is more than a Monopoly game of putting houses on some properties, businesses on others, and throwing in an occasional green space……..
So what can economists tell planners that will help them vision a vibrant Kalamazoo 10 years down the road?…….
SOURCE: Kalamazoo Gazette – Economics a critical part of Kalamazoo master plan – Mlive.com
Dr. Gerry Moore, director of science for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden answered questions from New York Times readers about the Flora of New York in a three part series.
Part 1: About New York’s Flora
Part 2: About New York’s Flora
Part 3: About New York’s Flora
SOURCE: New York Times