Plant diseases threaten woodland – BBC NEWS

BBC NEWS | UK reports

“Some of the finest gardens and woodlands in Britain are under threat from two closely related and aggressive fungus-like plant diseases.” (Phytophthora kernoviae and Phytophthora ramorum.)

“The government has allocated £25m in a bid to eradicate the diseases which are spreading across the country.”

[SOURCE: BBC NEWS | UK | Plant diseases threaten woodland]

Aconex Selected for US$1.6 Billion Infrastructure Phase of Al Zorah Coastal City – Businesswire


AJMAN, United Arab Emirates–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Technology firm Aconex has been selected by Al Zorah Development Company to provide its online collaboration solution to the US$1.6 billion infrastructure phase of one of the UAE’s larges developments, the Al Zorah master planned city in Ajman. The Aconex system will be used to manage information and link organizations involved in the project.

SOURCE: Business Wire

America’s Worst Intersections – Forbes.com

Forbes.com reports

Which bottlenecks in 100 USA cities will slow you down the most.

SOURCE:Forbes.com - America’s Worst Intersections

World Landscape Architect Editor: The cost and pollution that these bottlenecks cause must surely outweigh the cost of rectifying or at least imporving these bottlenecks

Recession & Recovery Special Report – Architectural Record

Architectural Record has a special report on Recession & Recovery

“How architects can survive the economic crisis—from revamping your resume to getting government contracts.”

[SOURCE: Architectural Record | News | Economy]

Downtown Alliance Wants To Bring Life to Water Street – Tribeca Trib

The Tribeca Trib reports that the Downtown Alliance in Lower Manhattan (NY) is looking into animating Water Street as more companies move out and the street lacks activity at night and on weekends.

The Downtown Alliance has hired Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners and FxFowle Architects, to examine conduct a study on the street and then produce ideas and concepts on how the Alliance can reinvigorate the street.

SOURCE: Tribeca Trib – Downtown Alliance Wants To Bring Life to Water Street

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