MIT wins Major Urban Design Competition

December 16, 2009,AEDT

A redevelopment plan drafted by an interdisciplinary team from the School of Architecture + Planning has been chosen as the winning scheme in the seventh annual Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition of the Urban Land Institute. The SA+P team competed against 91 teams from 42 universities – including | Read More

Construction begins on world’s longest cross-sea bridge

December 16, 2009,AEDT

Shanghai Daily reports CONSTRUCTION of the worlds longest cross-sea bridge linking Chinas southern economic hub of Guangdong Province to Hong Kong and Macau began yesterday, a project expected to strengthen economic ties.Starting from Lantau Island off the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Y-shaped Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge will have a | Read More

Gateway Arch International Design Competition

December 15, 2009,AEDT

The National Park Service and St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay recently launched an international design competition to invigorate the park and city areas surrounding of one of the world’s most iconic monuments, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. The winning design will be announced in October 2010, with the resulting | Read More

4 rivers project facing opposition from green groups

December 14, 2009,AEDT

South Korea has recently had a ground breaking for a large scale remaking of the four major rivers known as the Han, Nakdong, Yeongsan and Geum. The project includes dredging of the rivers and construction of dikes, reservoirs and hydro-dams whilst creating parks, bikeways, and water recreation areas. This is | Read More

Eli Cohen’s sustainability and phytoremediation lecture

December 11, 2009,AEDT

Eli Cohen recently gave a lecture as one of the Freshkills Park lecture series and the Freshkills Blog posted this on Wednesday Eli Cohen gave a terrific talk Monday night on his work, as director of Ayala Water and Ecology, using plants to remove pollutants and contaminants from water, soil and | Read More

European Green City Index – how green is your city?

December 11, 2009,AEDT

Siemens recently published on their website the European Green City Index showing the results of a study conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Copenhagen was ranked #1 with Stockholm (2) and Oslo (3). Dense city centres such as Berlin (8), Paris (10) and London (11) scored high on the test. | Read More

Landscape architects help Australians keep an outdoor lifestyle

December 10, 2009,AEDT

Landscape architects will be among the leaders in the battle to keep Queenslanders cool – and outside – as the world deals with climate change, according to QUT’s Professor Gini Lee. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the first graduates in landscape architecture from Queensland University of Technology and | Read More

‘Karachi needs to be connected to its hinterland’

December 9, 2009,AEDT

The News reports All mega cities were deeply connected with their hinterland and until we see Karachi in relation to its hinterland, we won’t be able to solve many of its problems, said Chairman, Department of Architecture and Planning, NED University of Engineering and Technology, Dr Noman Ahmed. Read Dr | Read More

Businesses asked to sign up to Jakarta Charter

December 3, 2009,AEDT

During the Convention for Biological Diversity being held in Jakarta from November 30 to December 2, representatives from about 200 companies worldwide in mining, fisheries, construction, forestry, tourism and cosmetics business released a draft charter called the Jakarta Charter which will requires companies to integrate biodiversity into their business strategies | Read More

Construction begins on Scottsdale rain garden

December 2, 2009,AEDT

Rain garden construction begins – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Construction is under way on the water garden and patio just outside of the Scottdale Public Library.The nearly $60,000 project includes a rain garden and permeable concrete………. Kathy Hamilton, landscape architect and storm water technician with the Westmoreland Conservation District, said Jacobs Creek | Read More

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