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 4000www.buildingcentre.co.uk [SOURCE: Building Centre – Events.
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
Appalachian State University reports “Appalachian State University has received $500,000 from the North Carolina Clean Water Management Trust Fund and $300,000 from the North Carolina Department of Transportation to continue restoration of Boone Creek that runs through part of campus.” [SOURCE: $1 million Boone Creek restoration project begins in April | Read More
Nationmultimedia.com 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
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
National Newspaper reports that “Planners, architects and the public will be taught the philosophy behind the Abu Dhabi 2030 Plan, the framework for the city’s future development, under an Urban Planning Council (UPC) initiative announced yesterday. Estidama Community Sustainable Responsibility 2030 (ECSR 2030), will deal with four main elements: environment, | Read More
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
Allison Arieff in her Blog at the NYTimes.com 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
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 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.