HK under fire for bright lights

October 22, 2008,AEDT

Many green groups have recently taken aim at lighting in the international city of Hong Kong. Friends of the Earth have called upon retailers to minimise the lighting and to turn off many of its lights during the (after 2am). SOURCE: Reuters UK ‘Hong Kong night light pollution under the | Read More

Light-rail stations reflect neighborhoods – azcentral.com

October 22, 2008,AEDT

Each of Metro light rail’s 28 starter line stations has a unique design, with special efforts taken to reflect the neighborhoods where stations are located. read more @ the SOURCE: azcentral.com – Light-rail stations reflect neighborhoods.

China vows to strive for balanced rural and urban development -Xinhua

October 20, 2008,AEDT

“China will take multiple measures to support rural economic and social development to realize a balanced growth between its rural and urban areas, according to a Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee decision here on Sunday……” read more @ the SOURCE: Xinhua – China vows to strive for balanced | Read More

China’s pioneering eco-city of Dongtan stalls – Telegraph

October 19, 2008,AEDT

This was supposed to be the site of Dongtan, the world’s first eco-city, a paradise of sustainable living that would house half-a-million people and set an example to the world. However an investigation by The Sunday Telegraph has revealed that Dongtan is still nothing but a pipe dream. read more | Read More

Government to boost Chinese property market

October 17, 2008,AEDT

Facing a housing market lull which could drag China’s economy further in the backdrop of a worldwide financial crisis, Beijing is probing possibilities to loosen its macro control to activate the real estate sector. As many as 18 Chinese cities, including Shanghai,Guangzhou,Hangzhou and Xi’an, have announced detailed policies to boost | Read More

Scientists, Sustainable South Bronx: Cool Surfaces Can Combat NYC Pollution, Save Energy, Improve Health; Green-Collar Jobs Needed

October 16, 2008,AEDT

“The widespread use of vegetated and highly reflective surfaces in New York City.s built environment could improve the City.s environment, public health, and economy, according to a study released today. Urban Heat Island Mitigation Strategies Can Improve New York City.s Environment, written in partnership between Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx) and | Read More

Landscape Institute Climate Change Position Statement

October 16, 2008,AEDT

The Landscape Institute has published a Climate Change Position Statement, ‘Landscape architecture and the challenge of climate change’. Read more @ the SOURCE: Landscape Institute (UK) – Climate Change Position Statement.

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