China vows to strive for balanced rural and urban development -Xinhua

October 20, 2008,AEDT

“China will take multiple measures to support rural economic and social development to realize a balanced growth between its rural and urban areas, according to a Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee decision here on Sunday……” read more @ the SOURCE: Xinhua – China vows to strive for balanced | Read More

China’s pioneering eco-city of Dongtan stalls – Telegraph

October 19, 2008,AEDT

This was supposed to be the site of Dongtan, the world’s first eco-city, a paradise of sustainable living that would house half-a-million people and set an example to the world. However an investigation by The Sunday Telegraph has revealed that Dongtan is still nothing but a pipe dream. read more | Read More

Scientists, Sustainable South Bronx: Cool Surfaces Can Combat NYC Pollution, Save Energy, Improve Health; Green-Collar Jobs Needed

October 16, 2008,AEDT

“The widespread use of vegetated and highly reflective surfaces in New York City.s built environment could improve the City.s environment, public health, and economy, according to a study released today. Urban Heat Island Mitigation Strategies Can Improve New York City.s Environment, written in partnership between Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx) and | Read More

Landscape Institute Climate Change Position Statement

October 16, 2008,AEDT

The Landscape Institute has published a Climate Change Position Statement, ‘Landscape architecture and the challenge of climate change’. Read more @ the SOURCE: Landscape Institute (UK) – Climate Change Position Statement.

Street furniture – a balancing act between design and revenue

October 16, 2008,AEDT

Street furniture in the modern city is a balancing act between creating revenue stream from advertisers and a clean design element that has good design and function. As reported by the Ottawa Citizen – Ottawa is currently facing this issue and using a $275,000 study to look at design, aesthetics and | Read More

India’s humble rickshaw goes solar

October 13, 2008,AEDT

“NEW DELHI (AFP) — It’s been touted as a solution to urban India’s traffic woes, chronic pollution and fossil fuel dependence, as well as an escape from backbreaking human toil.” read [email protected] the SOURCE: AFP – India’s humble rickshaw goes solar.

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