The Merrimack Valley’s first green roof will take root at Phillips Academy next year, and town officials here hope the idea blossoms.
A 2,000-square-foot roof covered with tiny shrubs will cap off the $30 million addition to the Addison Gallery of American Art that is set for completion in winter 2009.
Living roof will sprout on Phillips’ Addison Gallery – EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA.
Queen Street upgrade in National Awards
Auckland’s controversial Queen Street upgrade is up for a prestigious national design award.
The multi-million dollar makeover of New Zealand’s busiest street is among a record number of entries competing for an award from the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects (NZILA).
A total of 97 entries have been received for the 2008 NZILA Resene Pride of Place Landscape Awards, almost double the 50 that took part last time the biennial event was held in 2006.
Scoop: Queen Street upgrade in National Awards.
Chula Vista city officials are preparing for a citizens initiative on the June ballot that, if successful, would lock in strict building height limits citywide.
The initiative, sponsored by community activist and real estate investor Earl Jentz, aims to secure a 45-foot height limit for new buildings on Third Avenue between E and G streets, and an 84-foot limit for most other areas east of Interstate 5.
It exempts certain areas near mass transit, and the future site of a planned eastern urban center with an educational campus, high-end retail stores and a technology park.
SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Metro — Mayor has plan to deal with building height limit.
You don’t care where your kids, and their kids, are going to live and you don’t care about the future of the planet.
Do you really want to tell the rest of the world that this mindset pretty much sums up the collective attitude of Vancouverites?
It looks like a few of your neighbours would like to broadcast just such a message as the debate over EcoDensity reaches a crescendo next week.
No other North American city has been able to focus public attention on a simple high ideal that speaks so clearly to the global challenge we all face, and easily translates into real action in our neighbourhoods to ward off these forces that threaten our quality of life.
We should be celebrating, with a global fanfare, that one of our politicians has done just that.
EcoDensity debate elevates planning to top-level issue – Vancouver Sun.
IT IS the town that promises to help you to stay thin.
The Prince Charles’ Foundation for the Built Environment is planning the new town with more than 300 homes, shops, other businesses and leisure facilities on land near Cumnock in Ayrshire.
But it will be the first in the UK to be specifically designed with the health of its future residents in mind.
The new town, which may be called Knockroon after a nearby farm, will incorporate a range of features to discourage residents from using their cars, and lead them to adopting a healthier lifestyle.
Royal welcome to first ‘Trim Town’ – Scotland on Sunday.