Biking ‘fastest growing’ way to get around NYC

August 17, 2009,AEDT reports Despite the dangers, biking is New York City’s “fastest growing mode of transportation,” says City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, who herself bikes to work in lower Manhattan, about a mile from her Greenwich Village home. The number of | Read More

Creative Urban Gardeners in Washington D.C.

August 16, 2009,AEDT

Adrian Higgins of the reports Suzanna Dennis surveys the fruits of months of tender care: a vegetable garden of vigor, health and bounty………………All this can be found in the meager 9 by 5 feet of a sidewalk bed on | Read More

Urban Wind Turbines installed in Portland

August 14, 2009,AEDT

The first set of small-scale urban wind turbines in the U.S. are being installed in Portland atop the new Twelve|West tower this week. Today the Hoffman Construction should raise the final blades to the top of  Twelve|West a 22 storey | Read More

Vital wetland restored to natural glory

August 14, 2009,AEDT

JournalLive reports A 50-YEAR healing operation for internationally-important wetlands in the North has taken a major step forward. A £700,000 project to push forward the restoration of the 12,000-year-old Border Mires has been completed nearly two years ahead of schedule. | Read More

Glenn Murcutt speaks out about Newcastle University

August 14, 2009,AEDT

Glenn Murcutt, the Pritzker prize-winning architect has spoken out about the new and revised architecture and landscape architecture at Newcastle University. Murcutt, particlarly points out that he is amazed at the cutting down of trees and the change in plant | Read More

Robot Carpark opens in Dubai

August 14, 2009,AEDT

Sick of driving around and around on the carpark ramp to get to that elusive spot on the second last or last level of your cities carpark. Well, the future is here. A 765 car stall robotic carpark has just | Read More

Wetland plan gathers dust – Times of India

August 13, 2009,AEDT

The Times of India report The Bidhannagar Municipality had last year proposed that the state tourism department develop the 20-sqkm wetland area almost twice the size of Salt Lake falling under its jurisdiction as an eco-tourism centre. However, no initiative has | Read More

Waters Edge re-defines city architecture

August 12, 2009,AEDT

Queensland Business Review reports A new development in Brisbane’s West End is set to draw inspiration from the river city, with nearly an acre of waterscape and open subtropical gardens. Upon completion, Waters Edge will comprise two, eight-story residential buildings, | Read More

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