Design It: Shelter Competition Winners announced

October 22, 2009,AEST

Over the course of the summer, Design It: Shelter Competition received submissions from people in 68 countries for a total of nearly 600 entries that met competition requirements. On the occasion of the Guggenheim Museum’s 50th Anniversary, we are pleased | Read More

Singapore conserving biodiversity well: Expert

October 22, 2009,AEST

asiaone reports SINGAPORE is taking a unique approach to conserving its biodiversity and is doing well, an expert said yesterday. Unlike many other countries, it makes its natural biodiversity accessible to the public through nature parks such as Sungei Buloh | Read More

Growers’ markets taking root in inner Sydney

October 21, 2009,AEST

Central Sydney(Newspaper) reports “The plan is to make Chippendale into an urban farm with food available where we live and work and even growing vines on otherwise hot empty walls,” Mr Mobbs said. Meanwhile, more than half the land used | Read More

Flawed urban planning in Bangalore impedes night life

October 21, 2009,AEST

Improper planning and undefined demarcations for business and residential areas in Bangalore is one of the main reasons that impedes the existence of a vibrant night life in the city, said Shankar Bidari, Police Commissioner, Bangalore. via Flawed urban planning | Read More

Project to create wetland habitat – BBC

October 21, 2009,AEST

BBC NEWS reports Conservationists at the Skinflats RSPB sanctuary, near Falkirk, are preparing to allow sea water to flood the site. They hope to create saline pools and salt marshes, boosting the the number of birds and otters on the | Read More

Green Building’s Open-Source Push

October 19, 2009,AEST

BusinessWeek reports Green building geeks now have a more powerful tool for developing next-gen building designs with minimal environmental impact. Software engineers at the Energy Dept.’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) launched this week an update of their plug-in for | Read More

6 storey high green wall installed in Pittsburgh

October 14, 2009,AEST

Green walls are becoming more and more common place in cities across the world. However, they are usually implemented as apart of a new architectural design rather than an existing building.  Until recently when a 2,380 square-foot, six storey high | Read More

Urban farming: the new city career

October 13, 2009,AEST

The State reports Tucked away in a three-acre former vacant lot in Rosewood between an empty warehouse and an industrial laundry is an odd sight: an organic farm and fish hatchery. From worm dirt up, architect Robbie McClam is creating | Read More

KunstlerCast – Jane Jacobs, Urban Thinker

October 9, 2009,AEST

Duncan Crary and James Howard Kunstler in their latest podcast have a conversation about Jane Jacobs, her theories, works and her impact on urban planning. The catalyst for the conversation was Planetizen’s poll about the Top 100 Urban Thinkers on | Read More

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