The Age reports
“MELBOURNE(Australia) might continue to sprawl to the west, with a potential shift of the city’s urban growth boundary revealed in plans for a new ring road.
The outer metropolitan ring road, which will also include a rail link, will run in an arc from Avalon Airport to the Hume Highway.
The road is set to be included in the State Government’s transport plan, due out within days.”
SOURCE: The Age.com.au – Melbourne urban sprawl may grow with new outer ring road.
Britain’s most famous luxury cruise ship, the Queen Elizabeth 2, arrived in Dubai on Wednesday where it will turn into a floating hotel moored off an artificial palm-shaped island.
[SOURCE: Britain’s cruise ship QE2 arrives to Dubai – International Herald Tribune].
City Press Citizen reports
“Iowa City Council will vote for the second time Tuesday to consider restricting the number of unrelated people living together. Only three unrelated people, two fewer than what is allowed now, would be able to live in a single unit, according to the ordinance.
“The concern is to keep the downtown viable for everybody,” said Christina Kuecker, associate planner with Iowa City’s Urban Planning Division””
Council to consider occupancy limit | press-citizen.com | Iowa City Press Citizen.
Wellington City Council doesn’t like its five-year old upgrade to the pedestrian Mall. The City has decided to reinstate the two-lane road with two-way traffic. The City’s reasoning is to reinstate the precinct known as the Golden Mile in Wellington, it would also allow bus routes to pass through the mall at a 30km/h(18mph) speed limit.
[SOURCE:Scoop: Wellington City Council: Let’s Do It Again].
The latest newsletter from IFLA has been released and its focus is on Climate Change and the role that Landscape Architects will play in the future.
Download the Newsletter from IFLA
Architectural Record reports
“Polshek Partnership has designed a new, 161,000-square-foot facility for the Utah Museum of Natural History in Salt Lake City. The $98 million project will enable the 45-year-old institution to better showcase its collection of fossils, rocks, minerals, and other artifacts.”
[SOURCE: Architectural Record – Utah Museum of Natural History]
Times of India reports
“When RMZ Millennium Park in Chennai was categorised as a LEED gold building by the Hyderabad-based Indian Green Building Council (IGBC)
in September this year, the tally of certified green buildings in the city went up to nine.
Although Chennai’s realty sector embarked on the green quest in 2004, it is only now that the city is emerging as a top contender in energy-efficient and user-friendly office structures, ranking third overall in the country.”
[SOURCE: The Times of India – Chennai buildings get closer to nature]