Wellington City Council: Let’s Do It Again – Scoop.co.nz

Wellington City Council doesn’t like its five-year old upgrade to the pedestrian Mall. The City has decided to reinstate the two-lane road with two-way traffic. The City’s reasoning is to reinstate the precinct known as the Golden Mile in Wellington, it would also allow bus routes to pass through the mall at a 30km/h(18mph) speed limit.

[SOURCE:Scoop: Wellington City Council: Let’s Do It Again].

Digital Cities: London´s Future

Date: 20 November – 24 January 2009

Digital Cities looks at how digital technology helps us understand and improve the planning and experience of our city.

Curated by
The Building Centre and Sir Terry Farrell

The Building Centre
Store Street
London
WC1E 7BT
T: +44 (0) 207 692 4000
www.buildingcentre.co.uk

[SOURCE: Building Centre – Events.

Research and Markets: Design with Constructal Theory

Research and Markets has announced that they have published a new report – “Design with Constructal Theory” which is a revolutionary new approach based on physics for understanding and predicting the designs that arise in nature and engineering, from the tree and the forest to the cooling of electronics, urban design, decontamination, and vascular smart materials. This book shows how you can use the method of constructal theory to design human-made systems in order to reduce trial and error and increase the system performance.

[SOURCE: Research & Markets]

 

$1 million Boone Creek restoration project begins in April 2009 – Appalachian State University News

Appalachian State University reports

“Appalachian State University has received $500,000 from the North Carolina Clean Water Management Trust Fund and $300,000 from the North Carolina Department of Transportation to continue restoration of Boone Creek that runs through part of campus.”

[SOURCE: $1 million Boone Creek restoration project begins in April 2009 » News Archive » Appalachian State University News]

Nokia Loves Earth encourages people to go green by recycling unused mobile phones and accessories across Thailand. – Nationmultimedia.com

Nationmultimedia.com reports

“Nokia has joined Central Group, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Playhound, recycling company TES-AMM and the Thai Association of Landscape Architects (TALA) to launch the “Nokia Loves Earth” campaign to raise awareness about phone recycling.”

[SOURCE: Nokia Loves Earth encourages people to go green by recycling unused mobile phones and accessories across Thailand. – Nationmultimedia.com].

Lantau North Country Park opens (hong kong)

Two-thousand hikers helped Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau open Hong Kong’s 24th country park on Lantau Island today.

The Lantau North (Extension) Country Park adds another 2,360 hectares to Hong Kong’s country park area. It brings Lantau Island’s total country park area to 10,000 hectares, or 70% of the island.

SOURCE: news.gov.hk – Lantau North Country Park opens.

Initiative will educate public about Abu Dhabi’s development – The National Newspaper

National Newspaper reports that

“Planners, architects and the public will be taught the philosophy behind the Abu Dhabi 2030 Plan, the framework for the city’s future development, under an Urban Planning Council (UPC) initiative announced yesterday.

Estidama Community Sustainable Responsibility 2030 (ECSR 2030), will deal with four main elements: environment, economic, social and cultural elements.”

[SOURCE: The National Newspaper – Initiative will educate public about Abu Dhabi’s development – The National Newspaper].

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