Parking Day – this Friday

September 17, 2009,AEDT

PARK(ing) Day is occurring across the world on the 18th of September. PARK(ing) Day is an annual, one-day global event where artists, activists and citizens collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spots into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public parks. PARK(ing) Day began in 2005 when Rebar, a San Francisco art and | Read More

New version released of CityEngine 2009

September 17, 2009,AEDT

Procedural Inc. have announced the CityEngine 2009.2, the latest version of its software for the fast creation, visualization and analysis of large 3D cities. The software is used by high-profile companies such as Foster+Partners, Microsoft, Navteq, Boeing, IBM, Thales, Blizzard, Square Enix, etc. and was awarded Killer Technology 2009 by | Read More

Clive looks at nature & recreation centers

September 15, 2009,AEDT

Clive is looking at new facilities suggested by a new plan approved by the City last week. The facilities include a nature center, community gym and a dog park. Genus Landscape Architects has developed a plan for a nature center that could cost between $1.5 to 4 million depending on | Read More

Urban farms springing up on rooftops

September 15, 2009,AEDT

All across Manhattan urban farms are springing up across one of the densely built cities in the world. Urban Farms (community gardens) are nothing new but recently they are moving up onto the rooftops across the world as urbanites want to grow their own food and cool down their buildings. | Read More

Aboriginal landscape management used to reduce emissions

September 14, 2009,AEDT

Dean Yibarbuk from the Bininj(Aborginal) man from Nangark of the Gurrguni clan has written an article in The Guardian about using ancient landscape management practices to manage Northern Australia. The article does not provide how the techniques are reducing emissions but the video below gives more of an insight. Fighting | Read More

Can a rail line reinvigorate a city?

September 11, 2009,AEDT

The people in Dallas are hoping that the new Green Line with 4 stations opening on Monday will reinvigorate areas of the city that have fallen into neglect. According to the Dallas News In South Dallas, there are ambitions for transforming the neighborhood – historically the home of many of | Read More

Mayor announces 10 low carbon neighbourhoods in the capital

September 11, 2009,AEDT

Energy ‘doctors’ and loans for solar panels are among the green projects which will be pioneered in 10 ‘low carbon zones’ in the capital, the Mayor of London announced today. Speaking at the London Congress, a meeting of the Mayor of London and the capital’s 33 boroughs at the Guildhall, | Read More

Australia is now world’s biggest carbon emitter per capita

September 10, 2009,AEDT

Numerous news sources have reported that Australia has now surpassed the USA as the world biggest carbon emitter per capita. Emitting approximately 20.5 tons annually per person exceeding the USA’s 19.78 tons. Just as this news was reported, today the CSIRO (Australia’s national science agency) released The CSIRO Home Energy Saving | Read More

Increased Density could mean reduced emissions

September 9, 2009,AEDT

Last week the NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL released a report titled DRIVING AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT: THE EFFECTS OF COMPACT DEVELOPMENT ON MOTORIZED TRAVEL, ENERGY USE, AND CO2 EMISSIONS stating that Increasing population and employment density in metropolitan areas could reduce vehicle travel, energy use, and CO2 emissions from less than | Read More

2009 Open Architecture Competition winners announced

September 9, 2009,AEDT

2009 Open Architecture Challenge: Challenge Winner Teton Valley Community School Location: Victor, Idaho, USA Designed by: Section Eight [design] The 2009 Open Architecture Challenge: Classroom invited the global design and construction community to collaborate with primary and secondary school teachers and students to create smarter, safer, and more sustainable learning environments. The | Read More

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