Daniel Parker: Why bother ‘planning’ if we defy smart growth? – tallahassee.com – Tallahassee Democrat

The Dec. 14 Associated Press analysis “Planning hasn’t prevented growing pains” needs to be put into local perspective to fully understand the difference between a legal view to planning and a sustainable one.

read the full blog piece @ the SOURCE:  tallahassee.com – Tallahassee Democrat Daniel Parker: Why bother ‘planning’ if we defy smart growth?

Nemetschek North America Updates Vectorworks 2009 Product Line

Nemetschek North America announced the release of its Service Pack 2 for the Vectorworks 2009 line of software, which includes Vectorworks Designer, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Landmark, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vectorworks Machine Design, Vectorworks Fundamentals, and Renderworks.

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SOURCE: Nemetschek North America Updates Vectorworks 2009 Product Line.

Best (and worst) of 2008: Architecture – Los Angeles Times

LA Times takes a look at the Best and Worst Architecture

“China stood astride the architecture world this year. Its Olympic class of landmarks offered a dizzying range of styles — some sleek, some daring and some thoroughly conventional — and at least three individual buildings”

Read the full article @ the [SOURCE: Los Angeles Times – Best (and worst) of 2008: Architecture]

Plan to regenerate coastal villages – Morpeth Herald

Morpeth Herald reports

“A £25m blueprint to regenerate four coastal villages in Castle Morpeth has finally been unveiled.
The CELL Masterplan contains a number of projects to help the communities of Cresswell, Ellington, Lynemouth and Linton thrive following years of suffering the economic and environmental impacts of the coal mining industry closures.”

read the full article @ the [SOURCE: Morpeth Herald – Plan to regenerate coastal villages]

Plan for rebuilding China’s quake-hit county seat goes through expertise appraisal-Xinhua

A plan for rebuilding the county seat of Beichuan, devastated in the 8.0-magnitude May 12 earthquake, went through an expertise appraisal by China’s construction authority on Saturday.

read the full article @ the [SOURCE: Xinhua – Plan for rebuilding China’s quake-hit county seat goes through expertise appraisal]

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