Leighton awarded expansion of Brisbane’s busway network

Leighton Contractors, in an alliance with the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, SKM and AECOM, has been awarded a combined $282 million contract to deliver the Eastern Busway – Buranda to Main Avenue to expand Brisbane’s unique busway network.

The Eastern Busway Alliance will design and construct the 1.05 kilometre section of busway including new busway stations at Stones Corner and Langlands Park, along with a combination of tunnels and
bridge structures.

SOURCE: Leighton Holdings

In the News – August 10

Parking lessons for Santa Rosa City Council, planners [pressdemocrat.com]

Green: the new ‘hip’ roof [columbus dispatch]

When people, not cars, owned the waterfront [The Star – Toronto]

Going Green – Green Roof Literally Ship Around The World [PR.com]

NYC:uncapped – Landscape Architect finds alternative for uncapping hydrants

Urban Omnibus » NYC Uncapped reports

Adrienne Cortez is a landscape architect whose work explores themes of urban sustainability and the use of existing infrastructure as a framework for deploying green technologies. Last year she received a New York State Council on the Arts Independent Projects grant to pursue research on that quintessential urban summer pastime of playing in the rushing waters ………..

to find more information go to the SOURCE: NYC:uncapped and Urban Omnibus » NYC Uncapped.

Found this information VIA David Pinter‘s post at PSFK – Landscape Architect Imagines Eco-Friendly Alternative to Hydrant Uncapping who found it VIA [pruned]

Helping graduates into work – Mayor of London

Today, the Mayor of London added 250 jobs to their graduate program although I couldn’t find a landscape architect job however the site gave great tools about the job market and how to approach it as a graduate.

Go to what can I do with my Landscape Architecture degree..?

SOURCE: Mayor of London | Helping graduates into work .

Urban Design Advisory Panel for the Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast (Australia) will appoint an independent panel of external experts from fields such as urban design, architecture and landscape architecture will provide council with design advice and recommendations on policy issues, professional trends, master plans and some major development applications.

Members will volunteer their time and expertise and meet approximately four times a year. Council will appoint members through an expression of interest process.

SOURCE: Media Releases – Sunshine Coast Regional Council .

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