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
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.
Green architect William McDonough has been hailed as a water-walking visionary. The truth is far more complicated. Read more @ the SOURCE: Fast Company – Green Guru Gone Wrong: William McDonough
“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
“It is ironic that both India and China are having to grapple, at roughly the same time, with the knotty issue of putting agricultural land to industrial or urban use. India has been beset by a series of protests against the transfer of cultivable land to factory and mining projects. | Read More
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
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
“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
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.
Westside Shopping and LeisureCentre, an exciting new development designed by famed architect Daniel Libeskind, opened its doors to the public on Wednesday, October 8. What manyyears ago seemed a visionary, perhaps even utopian, concept for a new city district of Bern has finally become a reality. In addition to the | Read More