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.

Street furniture – a balancing act between design and revenue

October 16, 2008,AEDT

Street furniture in the modern city is a balancing act between creating revenue stream from advertisers and a clean design element that has good design and function. As reported by the Ottawa Citizen – Ottawa is currently facing this issue and using a $275,000 study to look at design, aesthetics and | Read More

Rethinking The Makeover of Urban Villages – EEO.com.cn

October 15, 2008,AEDT

The term “urban village” has often appeared in the media, especially in the newspapers of Shenzhen and Guangzhou (coastal cities in southern China where migrant population congregate). In recent years, a “makeover” for these urban villages has become urgent task for local authorities. read more @ the SOURCE: Economic Observer | Read More

India’s humble rickshaw goes solar

October 13, 2008,AEDT

“NEW DELHI (AFP) — It’s been touted as a solution to urban India’s traffic woes, chronic pollution and fossil fuel dependence, as well as an escape from backbreaking human toil.” read [email protected] the SOURCE: AFP – India’s humble rickshaw goes solar.

Companies moving inland from coastal region

October 13, 2008,AEDT

China Daily gives an insight into the companies moving inland from the Shanghai and surrounding coastal cities – higher land, construction and labour costs. “A changing industrial landscape is unfolding in China’s most prosperous coastal region…….read more @ the SOURCE: China Daily Companies moving inland from coastal region.

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