School of Architecture Receives $1 Million to Tackle Urbanization Challenges – The University of Texas

Prominent Dallas civic leaders Deedie and Rusty Rose have donated $1 million to the School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin to fund two endowments in urban planning.

[SOURCE: The University of Texas at AustinSchool of Architecture Receives $1 Million to Tackle Urbanization Challenges]

North Wales’ first eco-friendly school opens – Daily Post North Wales

Daily Post North Wales reports “NORTH Wales’ first-ever green school opens its doors to more than 300 pupils on Anglesey today.

The relocated £3.7m Ysgol-y-Graig, which is built from sustainable timber, will generate its own electricity.”

[SOURCE: Daily Post North WalesNorth Wales’ first eco-friendly school opens]

A cityscape for all walks of life – The National Newspaper

Jessica Hume of The National Newspaper talks to Robert Egan Landscape Architect about Abu Dhabi.

The article starts with “After completing a waterfront development project in China, the landscape architect Robert Egan is now working on a project in Abu Dhabi which involves turning a downtown car park into a mixed-use public space. Also an abstract landscape painter, Egan sees the connection between the natural and built environments as one of the most important elements of design.”

read the full article at the SOURCE:The National Newspaper –  A cityscape for all walks of life

Get ready Sydney: high-rise suburbs coming – smh.com.au

Sydney Morning Herald reports that “SYDNEY will be reinvented as a high-density metropolis serviced by mass-transit subways under a transport blueprint being developed by senior state and federal government bureaucrats.

Powerful new legislation underpinning a proposed metro network costing $13 billion will enable transport and planning officials to reshape the inner suburbs of Sydney, paving the way for apartment towers as high as 15 storeys as well as large-scale retail and office blocks.”

read the full article @ the [SOURCE smh.com.auGet ready: high-rise suburbs coming]

GCC to ward off crisis through public spend – Construction & Industry – ArabianBusiness.com

The GCC governments are planning to combat the effects of the global recession this year by ramping up public sector construction spending.

From Qatar to Saudi Arabia, governments are increasingly beginning to play a bigger role in projects.

[SOURCE: ArabianBusiness.comGCC to ward off crisis through public spend – Construction & Industry ]

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