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 construction techniques and materials that can improve drainage, reduce runoff, and relieve strain on the city.
Environmental News Network: Chicago’s Alleys Turning Green.
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 the 2008 Carbuncle Awards, which aim to find Scotland’s ugliest developments.
Scotsman.com – Granton Harbour ‘like a dreary Beijing estate’.
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..