Now Hiring: Green-Collar Workers – BusinessWeek

July 24, 2009,AEDT

Prashant Gopal of BusinessWeek looks at Green Jobs in the recovery The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 is a stimulus package that includes money for solar farms, wind turbines, electrical grid updates, mass transit, and the weatherizing and retrofitting of buildings. Besides its environmental benefits, the spending is | Read More

In the News – 23rd July

July 23, 2009,AEDT

Leighton’s Thiess wins Melbourne M80 upgrade contract – Business Spectator PA Governor Rendell Announces $355 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure – PRNEWS (Clark) County to rewrite proposed law on urban animal farming – Jensen Corporation Landscape Contractors Wins Three CLCA Awards – PRNEWS Artist unveils sculpture plan Design presented | Read More

Bovis wins £35m maritime museum extension job – Building

July 23, 2009,AEDT reports Construction of Sammy Ofer wing, named after shipping magnate who donated money for the project, is due to start in August Bovis Lend Lease has won the £35m contract to build a new wing for the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. Construction work on the Sammy Ofer wing | Read More

In the News – 22 July 2009

July 22, 2009,AEDT

Starting today we have a new section In the News where we will post news stories that didn’t make it as full posts but may be of interest to our readers. Trees For The Future: Don’t Count Your Footprint, Just Plant a Tree – Why birds in towns and | Read More

West Kowloon Cultural District concept consultants named

July 21, 2009,AEDT

The West Kowloon Cultural district was a design competition won by a team led by Foster & Partners was announced in February 2002. The winning design was shelved in 2006 over concerns of funding and development. Since then three advisory groups have been in charge of the project. EOI tenders | Read More

Designs on Policy – Allison Arieff Blog –

July 21, 2009,AEDT

A great opinion piece about a need for a Design Policy by Allison Arieff  of the Some designers I spoke to are less than thrilled with the whole design policy idea. An architect said emphatically, “Good design needs no spokesperson, needs no voice other than itself.” Yet I’m not | Read More

World Landscape Architect goes Mobile

July 14, 2009,AEDT

World Landscape Architect has a new mobile text-based edition for those of you on the go and like to read on the train or sitting back at your favourite cafe reading World Landscape Architect. To get the mobile edition you don’t have to go to a new link,  just go | Read More

Fire safety concerns raised for green roofs – Daily Commercial News

July 14, 2009,AEDT

Daily Commercial News reports California brush fires frequently make the news as they destroy homes and businesses. Supposing a brush fire occurs on top of a downtown highrise? Read more at the SOURCE: Daily Commercial News – Fire safety concerns raised for green roofs

Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Visitor Center

July 10, 2009,AEDT

Image Credit: Brooklyn Botanic Garden With the approach of its centennial in 2010, the Garden looks forward to both celebrating past achievements and creating new ways to engage and inspire future generations. In this spirit, BBG is pleased to unveil plans for an extraordinary new Visitor Center pavilion, which will | Read More

£30m revamp for Redcar seafront

July 8, 2009,AEDT

FOLLOWING an international design competition, one of the region’s most ambitious seafront regeneration plans was unveiled today (3 July) which will transform Redcar seafront and create the first-ever 80ft ‘vertical pier’ on this stretch of coast. A total of £30m is planned to be invested in the seafront defences and | Read More

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