In the first study to look at the effect of neighborhood greenness on inner city children’s weight over time, researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and the University of Washington report that higher neighborhood greenness is associated with slower increases in children’s body mass over a two year period, regardless of residential density.
SOURCE: Indiana University – Neighborhood greenness has long term positive impact on kids’ health.
A reported plan to build a massive research facility with 10,000 people at Pinjarra Hills, west of Brisbane, is simply a “hypothetical” exercise formulated by urban planning students at the University of Queensland.
SOURCE: BrisbaneTimes – ‘Brain city’ a student assignment – Queensland –
The Brazilian Association of Landscape Architects will host the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) 46th World Congress.
This major world-wide congress on landscape architecture will be held in Rio de Janeiro on October 21-23, 2009.
Register now for Early Bird prices – http://www.46ifla2009.com.br/
SOURCE: Dexigner – Brazil Hosts IFLA 46th World Congress
“Indian cities are undergoing an inequality trend as a result of economic liberalisation and globalisation, says the State of the World’s Cities Report 2008/9: Harmonious Cities.
Read more @ the SOURCE: The Hindu : Front Page : Inequality rising in Indian cities.
Irish firm Grafton Architects have won the first ever World Building of the Year award for their new faculty building for the Luigi Bocconi University in Milan.
SOURCE: Propertywire.com – Irish architects win World Building of the Year for Milan development