New Jersey Town Doubles Recycling Rates in One Week

December 3, 2007,AEDT

Cherry Hill – NJ, RecycleBank, a rewards program that motivates people to recycle, has become the 27th municipality in the US to deploy the RecycleBank program. After just one week of collection, the town has already seen homes in the pilot program more than double the amount of waste being | Read More

Chicago’s Alleys Turning Green

December 3, 2007,AEDT

A new initiative will help make Chicago’s 1,900 miles (3,000 kilometers) of alleyways more sustainable. The miniature streets behind homes and buildings, used mainly for garbage collection and parking access, keep main roads cleaner and less congested but are prone to flooding. The city’s innovative Green Alley Program promotes improved | Read More

Granton Harbour ‘like a dreary Beijing estate’

December 3, 2007,AEDT

GRANTON Harbour has received the dubious honour of being shortlisted for the notorious ‘Plook on the Plinth’ award. Judges compared the waterfront development to a “dreary market-driven estate” in Beijing, rather than the iconic project that developers envisaged. It also features on the shortlist for the Worst Planning Decision in | Read More

Poor urban planning making Kenya become one big slum

December 3, 2007,AEDT

By 2012 it is estimated that 65 per cent of Kenya’s population will be living in urban areas. This is also in line with global trends where actually the majority of the world’s population will be living in urban centres in the next 10 or so years. Nationmedia.com Poor urban | Read More

Abu Dhabi urban planning council demonstrates progress plan for 2030

December 3, 2007,AEDT

The Urban Planning Council (UPC) of Abu Dhabi held a press conference today to showcase the milestones achieved on the Shahama – Saadiyat highway, which will link Abu Dhabi Island, Shahama through Yas and Saadiyat Island. As the capital enters its next phase of development and regeneration, it is critical | Read More

Metro: Integrating Habitats. A design competition.

December 3, 2007,AEDT

Integrating Habitats. A design competition. Planning and stewardship › Land and development › Nature-friendly development › Integrating Habitats. A design competition. Integrating Habitats calls for innovative, visionary design proposals that combine design excellence, ecological stewardship and economic enterprise. Metro: Integrating Habitats. A design competition.. Tags: Intergrating+Habitats, Development, USA, Architecture

£1 Billion Golf Course trumped by the local Council

December 1, 2007,AEDT

‘Donald’s Trumptown dream in the dunes is dented by conservationist councillors’ DONALD Trump’s dream of building the world’s greatest golf course in Scotland, his mother’s homeland, lay in ruins last night after it was rejected by local councillors. more at The Scotsman

AIA – Green Building Report

November 30, 2007,AEDT

‘Cities with Green Building Programs Have Increased More Than 400% since 2003’ American Institute of Architects report spotlights geographic breakdown, case study examples and recommendations for local program development Washington, D.C., November 28, 2007 — Since 2003 the number of cities with green building programs has risen from 22 to | Read More

Waste Management in Europe

November 30, 2007,AEDT

This new brochure examines the contribution the LIFE programme has made to promoting innovative waste management in Europe. It sets out the major European waste legislation and provides information on a series of LIFE projects engaged in innovative solutions to waste management through recovery, recycling or reuse. Get the broschure | Read More

Day of reckoning comes for Washington Square Park

November 29, 2007,AEDT

GREENWICH VILLAGE. Robert Moses had to quit trying to remake Washington Square Park after decades of protest. Yet the Bloomberg administration is now closing in on Moses’ goal by keeping its redesign under wraps for nearly three years. The last of several lawsuits aimed at stopping the plan is expected | Read More

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