New design guidance launched to transform the future of play

October 6, 2008,AEDT

Play England, the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) have launched, for the first time in the England, detailed guidance for the design of children’s play spaces. Free copies of the guide can be ordered by calling (+44) 0845 60 | Read More

The Wave, Muscat adopts sustainable development practices

September 10, 2008,AEDT

Matt Reynolds, Atkins Supervising Senior Landscape Architect at The Wave, Muscat, provides an insight on how a few initiatives can make the hard and soft landscaping both sustainable and environment friendly. ‘The landscape designers (Landscape Designs LLC, Oman) have focused on providing a landscape treatment that minimizes the use of | Read More

Eco-friendly redeveloping

September 8, 2008,AEDT

Englewood – This community built around the water plans to transform its downtown into a statewide model for urban redevelopment that puts a stopper on polluted storm runoff. read more @ the SOURCE: Eco-friendly redeveloping | | Southwest Florida’s Information Leader.

4,500 sign up to Dubai car sharing scheme –

September 8, 2008,AEDT

More than 4,500 people have joined a new scheme to ease congestion on Dubai’s roads, it has been announced. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said the number of subscribers to its carpooling service, known as ‘Sharekni’, has exceeded 4,525 – just one month after launching this service. SOURCE: | Read More

Green roofs could stop sewage from flowing into waterways

September 4, 2008,AEDT

Cities could stop raw sewage from being dumped into local waterways during heavy rains if they installed more rooftop gardens on their buildings, says a Canadian environmental group. SOURCE: – Green roofs could stop sewage from flowing into waterways: group.

Expansion of bike paths keeps city moving forward

August 26, 2008,AEDT

In a case of “build it and they will come,” cyclists have been crowding onto Montreal’s first year-round bicycle path, along de Maisonneuve Blvd., since it was opened last November. Last month alone, more than 25,000 cyclists a week used the $3.5 million path, which crosses downtown on an east-west | Read More

New California Academy of Sciences green building to open 27th September

August 23, 2008,AEDT

The Renzo Piano designed Calfornia Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco is set to open on Spetember 27th. The new Platinium LEED certified musuem will house the Kimball Natural History Museum, Steinhart Aquarium and the Morrison Planetarium. The new energy saving building with its 2.5 acre roof was design by Renzo Piano in | Read More

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