Abu Dhabi’s UPC launches Estidama sustainable programme

November 21, 2008,AEST

To enable Plan Abu Dhabi 2030, the Urban Structure Framework Plan for Abu Dhabi, to establish a distinctive framework for measuring sustainability performance beyond the usual planning and construction phases, The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC), the agency responsible | Read More

Blue Is the New Green – – NYTimes.com

November 21, 2008,AEST

Allison Arieff in her Blog at the NYTimes.com looks at how water is becoming the new green now that oil has dropped to $60 a barrel. Here is an excert from her blog “Although 70 percent of the earth is covered with water, just | Read More

Wheels are turning for cycle hire

November 21, 2008,AEST

Ambitious plans to provide a cycle hire scheme in London by May 2010 are achievable according to a feasibility study released on the 18 November. Transport for London has now invited companies interested in running the scheme to get in | Read More

Calif. cities consider green alternatives to lawns

November 21, 2008,AEST

Calif. cities consider green alternatives to lawns as they balance a maintaining a green lawn with dwindling water supplies. Read more @ the SOURCE: The Associated Press: Calif. cities consider green alternatives to lawns.

AILA 2009 Conference – Shifting Perspective + Practice

November 20, 2008,AEST

The 2009 AILA (Australia Institute of Landscape Architects) National Conference seeks responses to these needs through showcasing various examples of professional engagement in developing contemporary community perspectives of real and imagined landscapes. The Conference sessions and speakers will explore the | Read More

Urban Trees Enhance Water Infiltration-newswire.com

November 20, 2008,AEST

Newswire reports “Global land use patterns and increasing pressures on water resources demand creative urban stormwater management. A group of researchers from Virginia Tech, Cornell, and University of California at Davis have been investigating innovative ways to maximize the potential | Read More

Subway station architects intend to cheer you up

November 18, 2008,AEST

The Start reports “In anticipation of the extension of the Spadina subway north from Downsview, the TTC has hired a gaggle of globe-trotting architects to design six new stations. Among them are two leading U.K. practitioners, Will Alsop and Norman | Read More

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