Digital Cities: London´s Future

November 26, 2008,AEDT

Date: 20 November – 24 January 2009 Digital Cities looks at how digital technology helps us understand and improve the planning and experience of our city. Curated byThe Building Centre and Sir Terry Farrell The Building CentreStore StreetLondonWC1E 7BTT: +44 (0) 207 692 [SOURCE: Building Centre – Events.

Research and Markets: Design with Constructal Theory

November 25, 2008,AEDT

Research and Markets has announced that they have published a new report – “Design with Constructal Theory” which is a revolutionary new approach based on physics for understanding and predicting the designs that arise in nature and engineering, from the tree and the forest to the cooling of electronics, urban design, | Read More

Nokia Loves Earth encourages people to go green by recycling unused mobile phones and accessories across Thailand. –

November 25, 2008,AEDT reports “Nokia has joined Central Group, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Playhound, recycling company TES-AMM and the Thai Association of Landscape Architects (TALA) to launch the “Nokia Loves Earth” campaign to raise awareness about phone recycling.” [SOURCE: Nokia Loves Earth encourages people to go green by recycling unused mobile phones | Read More

Lantau North Country Park opens (hong kong)

November 23, 2008,AEDT

Two-thousand hikers helped Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau open Hong Kong’s 24th country park on Lantau Island today. The Lantau North (Extension) Country Park adds another 2,360 hectares to Hong Kong’s country park area. It brings Lantau Island’s total country park area to 10,000 hectares, or 70% of the | Read More

Abu Dhabi’s UPC launches Estidama sustainable programme

November 21, 2008,AEDT

To enable Plan Abu Dhabi 2030, the Urban Structure Framework Plan for Abu Dhabi, to establish a distinctive framework for measuring sustainability performance beyond the usual planning and construction phases, The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC), the agency responsible for the future of Abu Dhabi’s urban environments, is addressing | Read More

Blue Is the New Green – –

November 21, 2008,AEDT

Allison Arieff in her Blog at the looks at how water is becoming the new green now that oil has dropped to $60 a barrel. Here is an excert from her blog “Although 70 percent of the earth is covered with water, just 3 percent of that water is fit for human consumption. | Read More

Wheels are turning for cycle hire

November 21, 2008,AEDT

Ambitious plans to provide a cycle hire scheme in London by May 2010 are achievable according to a feasibility study released on the 18 November. Transport for London has now invited companies interested in running the scheme to get in touch with them. SOURCE: Greater London Authority – Press Release.

Calif. cities consider green alternatives to lawns

November 21, 2008,AEDT

Calif. cities consider green alternatives to lawns as they balance a maintaining a green lawn with dwindling water supplies. Read more @ the SOURCE: The Associated Press: Calif. cities consider green alternatives to lawns.

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