Land preserved in Transylvania County –

February 18, 2009,AEDT reports “A rare natural community in Transylvania County, well-known to naturalists, biologists and conservationists throughout North Carolina, has been permanently protected through the efforts of the landowners and a local land trust, Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy…..” SOURCE: Land preserved in Transylvania County | | Times-News Online Technorati Tags: | Read More

Green trees deliver green benefits – ABC News (Australia)

February 17, 2009,AEDT

ABC News reports “The economic benefits of greening urban areas outweigh the costs, a new US study has found. Dr Greg McPherson of the US Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service in Davis, California will present the most comprehensive modelling to date on urban forests at the Urban Greenscapes Symposium in | Read More

Construction starts on Noorderpark – West 8

February 15, 2009,AEDT

This week construction works have started at the Noorderpark in Amsterdam. The first part to be developed is Volewijk-Oost and will be ready mid-2009. When all parts are completed, Amsterdam will have a real green central park that functions as a central meeting point, with spaces that can be used | Read More

Sustainability to be woven into new buildings – Gulfnews

January 24, 2009,AEDT

Rayeesa Absal of Gulf News reports “Upcoming buildings in the capital will need to have a minimum level of sustainability woven into their design plan in order to enable developers to secure the approval of the authorities for any project, officials told Gulf News. Moving a step ahead of the | Read More

Satellite to Monitor Global Greenhouse Gases Launched Successfully

January 23, 2009,AEDT

Efforts to tackle global warming received a boost today with the successful launch in Japan of a satellite to monitor greenhouse gases from space. The Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite “IBUKI” (or “GOSAT” in its English-language acronym) is the first satellite to observe greenhouse gases and monitor changes in the effects | Read More

City planners like PATH skylights proposal – Toronto – National Post

January 14, 2009,AEDT

Michael McKiernan, National Post reports “An urban design team has proposed bubble-like skylights for the downtown PATH system, hoping to bring natural light underground and help pedestrians both above and below ground to orient themselves” [SOURCE: National Post – City planners like PATH skylights proposal]

Students called to design sustainable community – Building Design

January 10, 2009,AEDT

Technology giant Cisco has launched a competition for architecture graduates and undergraduates to design the “connected community of the future” Entries must be submitted by February 27, and the winning design will be awarded £2,000, with an exhibition of finalists’ ideas to be held at the RIBA. For more information | Read More

Industrial chic – globe and mail

January 10, 2009,AEDT reports “The Wychwood streetcar repair barns were once a major hub of the Toronto Civic Railway, the forerunner of the TTC. After an environmentally-friendly makeover, they have become some of the most desired spaces for artists in the city. “But society throws away way more buildings than it should,” | Read More

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