Now Hiring: Green-Collar Workers – BusinessWeek

Prashant Gopal of BusinessWeek looks at Green Jobs in the recovery

The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 is a stimulus package that includes money for solar farms, wind turbines, electrical grid updates, mass transit, and the weatherizing and retrofitting of buildings. Besides its environmental benefits, the spending is expected to produce much needed jobs—about 1 million to 1.5 million of them, according to estimates by some environmental groups.

Read the full article @ the SOURCE: BusinessWeek – Now Hiring: Green-Collar Workers

In the News – 23rd July

Leighton’s Thiess wins Melbourne M80 upgrade contract – Business Spectator

PA Governor Rendell Announces $355 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure – PRNEWS

(Clark) County to rewrite proposed law on urban animal farming – Columbian.com

Jensen Corporation Landscape Contractors Wins Three CLCA Awards
- PRNEWS

Artist unveils sculpture plan Design presented for controversial city hall project – Ann Arbor News

Pupils help design sensory garden – Redditch Advertiser (UK)

City will work with nonprofits on possible garden, theater downtown – Gilroy Dispatch

Bovis wins £35m maritime museum extension job – Building

Building.co.uk reports

Construction of Sammy Ofer wing, named after shipping magnate who donated money for the project, is due to start in August

Bovis Lend Lease has won the £35m contract to build a new wing for the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.

Construction work on the Sammy Ofer wing is due to start in August, with build set to be completed in time for the surrounding area to stage the equestrian events at the 2012 Olympics.

read the full article at the SOURCE: Building.co.uk – Bovis wins £35m maritime museum extension job

Bovis team includes a multi-discipline team including Churchman Landscape Architects

In the News – 22 July 2009

Starting today we have a new section In the News where we will post news stories that didn’t make it as full posts but may be of interest to our readers.

Trees For The Future: Don’t Count Your Footprint, Just Plant a Tree – treehugger.com

Why birds in towns and cities don’t get up with the lark – The Times (UK)_

City to replace trees on Wilder Avenue – Honoluluadvertiser.com

New garden in Edmond park explains xeriscaping- NEWSOK.com

Thomas & Hutton Wins GAASLA Award of Excellence for the Ranger Memorial – thecreativecoast.com

Landscapers go with the flow to survive – AJC

A peak a PECO’s green roof in the sky – Weekly Press Philidelphia

West Kowloon Cultural District concept consultants named

The West Kowloon Cultural district was a design competition won by a team led by Foster & Partners was announced in February 2002. The winning design was shelved in 2006 over concerns of funding and development. Since then three advisory groups have been in charge of the project. EOI tenders were called in late 2008 for a Conceptual Plan and on Monday after reviewing the 40 submissions the below was announced by Hong Kong Government.

Cultural district concept consultants named

Three consultants – Foster + Partners Limited, Office for Metropolitan Architecture and Rocco Design Architects Limited – have been selected to help prepare the West Kowloon Cultural District concept plan. Mott MacDonald Hong Kong Limited has been named the project consultant.

Announcing this at the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority Consultation Panel second meeting today, Chief Secretary Henry Tang said the selection process was fair and open, but vigorous.

SOURCE: News.gov.hk
You can watch the design presentations by Lord Foster, Rem Koolhaas & Rocco Yim at West Kowloon Cultural District Authority

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