Vital wetland restored to natural glory

August 14, 2009,AEST

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,AEST

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,AEST

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,AEST

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,AEST

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

Stantec to conduct landmark ecological study

August 12, 2009,AEST

Environmental Expert reports Environmental consulting and engineering firm Stantec has announced its plans to launch a significant pilot study focused on evaluating bat and bird movements off the coast of Maine. The project, the first phase of which will run | Read More

In the News – August 11

August 12, 2009,AEST

Builders poised to win £1bn masterplan deal [Echo News] Portland’s Bike Master Plan update readies for the spotlight [BikePortland.org] Downtown doesn’t need detailed master plan [Online Athens, USA] Downtown park a step closer [Springfield News-Sun] Architecture panel stalls on City | Read More

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