Abu Dhabi University’s new campus inaugurated

The new Abu Dhabi Campus of the Abu Dhabi University (ADU) was officially inaugurated yesterday. Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, who is also the Deputy Chairman of the ADU Board of Trustees, inaugurated the AED600 million ultra-modern new campus on behalf of Deputy Prime Minister, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

SOURCE: WAM.

Arboretum approved for Fort Williams – Mainetoday.com

Maine Today reports

“A proposal for an arboretum at Fort Williams Park gained unanimous approval from the town Planning Board on Tuesday night.

Backers of the project now will embark on a private fundraising campaign. They hope to raise $80,000 to construct the first phase of the arboretum, on roughly half an acre that would be visible from the park’s main entrance.”

SOURCE: MaineToday.com | News Update: Arboretum approved for Fort Williams.

The Long View – Metropolis Magazine

Andrew Blum of Metropolis Magazine has written a excellent article on James Corner and his work as a landscape architect and pushing the profession of landscape architecture to the forefront of design.

This article is a must read at Metroplis Magazine – The Long View.

Kimbell Art Museum reveals $70 million Renzo Piano expansion designs – Fort Worth Business Press

Fort Worth Buiness Press reports

“After a year and half of discussion and planning, Fort Worth’s Kimbell Art Museum on Nov. 18 unveiled preliminary plans for a new $70 million neighboring building designed by Italian architectural giant Renzo Piano and funded by the Kimbell Art Foundation.

Piano said only about 20 percent of the existing lawn will be incorporated into a sweeping berm that will shield the roof from the western sun and insulate the walls. Piano said he is working closely with landscape architect Pond & Co. of Atlanta.”

SOURCE: Fort Worth Business PressKimbell Art Museum reveals $70 million Renzo Piano expansion designs –

Nakheel to scale back projects on slowdown – Gulf News

GulfNews reports

“Nakheel PJSC, the state-owned developer planning a kilometre-high tower in Dubai, will scale back some of its projects because of the global economic slowdown.”

SOURCE: Gulfnews: Nakheel to scale back projects on slowdown.

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