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].
Date: 20 November – 24 January 2009
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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 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].
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.
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].