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

LEED Call for ideas due August 7

August 6, 2009,AEST

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)invites the public to participate in a LEED Call for Ideas. This call is meant to provide a way for new ideas to be brought forward to help inform improvement to the LEED rating system. | Read More

Urban beekeeping the new buzz?

August 6, 2009,AEST

IMAGE SOURCE: Flickr – Jordan BBC NEWS reports Disease, mites and fungal infections may be destroying our native colonies, but a plot has been hatched to restock their numbers on Britain’s urban rooftops and gardens. Omlet, the firm which fuelled | Read More

Urban gardens are changing the landscape of food

August 5, 2009,AEST

Rocky Mount Telegram reports The most idealistic of advocates envision cities and towns that burst with food, be it from skyscraper roofs, apartment balconies, back alleys or repurposed plastic tubs. In this world, people plan their meals around what’s in | Read More

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