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

San Francisco tilts toward wind power

October 5, 2009,AEST

SFGate.com (San Francisco Chronicle) reports The two famous windmills in Golden Gate Park could soon have a lot of company as a broad array of city officials, business leaders and environmentalists push for streamlined, modern versions to spring up at | Read More

Parking Day – this Friday

September 17, 2009,AEST

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 | Read More

New version released of CityEngine 2009

September 17, 2009,AEST

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, | Read More

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