Auckland students win by sustainable design

July 4, 2008,AEDT

Open to University of Auckland Civil and Environmental Engineering students, the competition brief was to re-design a system that reduces stormwater runoff and pollution in new housing developments, while contributing to good urban design. The competition was jointly sponsored by the Auckland Regional Council, the Hobsonville Land Company – a | Read More

New York City’s Green Real Estate Blog – greenbuildingsNYC

July 4, 2008,AEDT

Times Square is about to receive New York City’s first green-powered electronic billboard. Tokyo-based Ricoh Company, Ltd. will install a 47 by 126 foot sign on the Reuters Building (3 Times Square, at the northwestern corner of 42nd Street and 7th Avenue) that will draw power from 45 solar panels | Read More

LandDesign and Audubon Lifestyles Join Forces for Sustainable Development

July 2, 2008,AEDT

LandDesign Inc. and Audubon Lifestyles, LLC, today announce a new strategic partnership aimed at helping businesses and municipalities to implement green design and development and build more sustainable communities. The partnership will offer comprehensive, practical and timely assistance for clients that are committed to environmentally responsible green design and sustainable | Read More

Singapore’s First Water Week Sees Deals Worth Over $270M U.S.

July 2, 2008,AEDT

Governments, utilities providers and water companies signed 27 agreements totalling more than SGD367 million (USD270 million) during the first Singapore International Water Week, which drew to a close last Friday. In addition, a water fund was launched to attract SGD435 million (USD320 million) in investments in Asian water projects. SOURCE: | Read More

Landscape Architects to get new Design Hub building at RMIT

July 1, 2008,AEDT

The Age newspaper has reported that  Architect and RMIT alumnus Sean Godsell unveiled his plan for the Design Hub to BusinessDay yesterday, an innovative, landmark building for the city that has a “second skin” enveloping an eight-level tower. The building will be on the corner of Swanston and Victoria streets, | Read More

Today’s suburbs, tomorrow’s slums? – globeandmail.com

July 1, 2008,AEDT

According to some doomsday scenarios, spiking gas prices could turn the cul-de-sacs and two-car garages that surround North America’s cities – built over the past 60 years and designed for the convenience of people with cars – into tomorrow’s slums. The predictions for the most part come from subscribers to | Read More

A mastermind of green design – China Daily

July 1, 2008,AEDT

This site in Sandao, Hainan province, has been recreated in the virtual online world of Second Life where the public will design an “Eco-friendly Community” that will later be built on the actual site. When David Greenberg stumbled across a cluster of tree houses while trekking the jungles of Maui, | Read More

Envisioning a world of $200-a-barrel oil – Los Angeles Times

June 29, 2008,AEDT

“Throughout our history, we have grown on the assumption that energy costs would be low,” said Michael Woo, a former Los Angeles city councilman and a current member of the city Planning Commission. “Now that those assumptions are shifting, it changes assumptions about housing, cars and how cities grow.” Push | Read More

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