Walter Hood in the New York Times

December 21, 2009,AEST

New York Times feature with Walter Hood about Crown Memorial State Beach Mr. Hood, whose landscape architecture firm designed the grounds of the de Young Museum in San Francisco, lives in Oakland, and he spends a lot of time traveling. | Read More

Calls for Collaboration between professions

December 16, 2009,AEST

Susan Szenasy posted on Metropolis an article titled “United We Stand” in which she recalls some government officials giving encouragement at a recent NeoCon East annual trade show that there is “a new day for government design”. Szeasy goes on | Read More

MIT wins Major Urban Design Competition

December 16, 2009,AEST

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 | Read More

Construction begins on world’s longest cross-sea bridge

December 16, 2009,AEST

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 | Read More

Gateway Arch International Design Competition

December 15, 2009,AEST

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 | Read More

4 rivers project facing opposition from green groups

December 14, 2009,AEST

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 | Read More

European Green City Index – how green is your city?

December 11, 2009,AEST

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), | Read More

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