Public Sculpture by Conceptual Artist Dennis Oppenheim

December 28, 2007,AEST

Philadelphia has a new sound. Home to the Declaration of Independence and the famous Liberty Bell, the city now hosts an installation of bell-like public sculpture by conceptual artist Dennis Oppenheim. Wave Forms is spectacular, featuring six, 20 foot, bell | Read More

Gray water recycling gains momentum: Is it safe?

December 19, 2007,AEST

That’s why, especially in the midst of a drought, some Atlantans cringe at the thought of flushing it down the commode. “Putting drinking water down our toilets doesn’t make sense,” said Danny Feig-Sandoval. The Atlanta contractor is among a handful | Read More

Cities cultivate 2 types of green

December 18, 2007,AEST

Squatting on the roof of a row house with a panoramic view of the sewage plants and warehouses that surround the South Bronx, James Wells sounds like a tree-hugger. He photographs the progress of seedlings he planted on the roof, | Read More

Force of nature weighs in on Presidio plan

December 18, 2007,AEST

If you don’t like Gap founder Donald Fisher’s proposal to erect a modern-looking modern art museum in San Francisco’s Presidio, Lawrence Halprin is on your side. Colorful and commanding, the 91-year-old landscape architect is no stranger to the Presidio: He | Read More

‘Disneyfication’ of NY city Parks?

December 17, 2007,AEST

GREENWICH VILLAGE. Last week’s dispute over the cost of relocating Washington Square’s fountain is just the latest wrinkle in a longer debate that’s sure to continue. A request to interview Parks Dept. designer George Vellonakis was denied, but the National | Read More

Best cities to live in Canada- Calgary tops the list

December 17, 2007,AEST

Calgary is the best Canadian city in which to live and the third best in North America, a Conference Board study released this week suggests. The report rates urban centres’ attractiveness along seven main categories, such as economy, housing and | Read More

Going green with a cycleway above the streets

December 17, 2007,AEST

LIKE the walkways built in the canopies above rainforests, North Sydney Council hopes to lift pedestrians and cyclists above the urban jungle, with an ambitious plan to build an elevated path running from the southern end of the Harbour Bridge | Read More

One man envisions downtown entry

December 16, 2007,AEST

About a year ago, Kent Mendenhall, a former Pittsburg resident, walked into Pittsburg City Manager Allen Gill’s office. After some discussion, Mendenhall left Gill with detailed drawings of what an entryway to downtown Pittsburg could look like. “It was amazing,” | Read More

Glasgow 2014 VENUES

December 13, 2007,AEST

After winning the right to stage the 2014 Commonwealth Games, the sporting landscape of Glasgow will be transformed with a redevelopment of existing facilities and the construction of four brand new venues. GLASGOW 2014 VENUES: Sporting Life The website lists | Read More

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