46th IFLA WORLD CONGRESS 2009 Student Design Competition

December 10, 2008,AEDT

This competition is sponsored by the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) and directed by the Brazilian Society of Landscape Architects Organization Committee (ABAP):Lucia Costa, Maria Cecilia Barbieri Gorski, Raul Pereira and Saide Kahtouni, as the Local Competition Director) The objective of the competition is to recognize superior environmental design | Read More

Asphalt receiving new attention

December 7, 2008,AEDT

The Boston Globe (Boston.com) reports on Paula Meijerink, assistant professor of landscape architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design(GSD) who has been looking at innovative ideas for asphalt design and has started a website – onasphalt.com – that brings together students, designers and industry professionals. For more information go to | Read More

Ivanhoe Cambridge Officially Breaks Ground on Metrotower III

December 3, 2008,AEDT

”Ivanhoe Cambridge, the owner, developer and manager of the Metrotower Office Complex in Burnaby, announced today that it is developing the complex’s third office tower, Metrotower III. Occupancy of the 29 storey office tower is expected in summer 2011. Metrotower III is the first project in Canada to be pre-certified | Read More

Autodesk University starts tomorrow

December 1, 2008,AEDT

AUTODESK UNIVERSITY — More than 9,000 design professionals from 74 countries will again descend on Las Vegas this week for what has become a yearly pilgrimage of all things Autodesk . Attendees at Autodesk University (AU) 2008 will experience design innovation through the voices of customers in industries such as | Read More

Spanish developer falls with €2.3bn debt – Times Online

November 30, 2008,AEDT

Times Online reports ”The crisis in the Spanish construction sector claimed another victim yesterday as the country’s fifth biggest property development company went into administration. Promociones Habitat said it had financial commitments of up to €2.3 billion (£1.93 billion).” [SOURCE: Spanish developer falls with €2.3bn debt – Times Online].

Asia’s first lady of the environment – The Japan Times Online

November 27, 2008,AEDT

Edahiro is widely known in Japan as the translator of Al Gore’s book “An Inconvenient Truth,” but that’s just one tip of her professional iceberg. Besides translation, Edahiro, 46, is perhaps Japan’s most dynamic and prolific environmental writer and speaker, and a valued adviser to top corporations, civic organizations, local | Read More

Wellington City Council: Let’s Do It Again – Scoop.co.nz

November 26, 2008,AEDT

Wellington City Council doesn’t like its five-year old upgrade to the pedestrian Mall. The City has decided to reinstate the two-lane road with two-way traffic. The City’s reasoning is to reinstate the precinct known as the Golden Mile in Wellington, it would also allow bus routes to pass through the mall at a | Read More

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