3XN Transforms a Brown Site into a Green One

February 20, 2008,AEST

A brownfield in Norway will be going green, literally, thanks to a new master plan that calls for a rolling green roof to shelter a cultural center. The Danish architecture firm 3XN beat out Henning Larsen Architects, Niels Torp, L2 | Read More

Garden City lands eyed for urban food research

February 19, 2008,AEST

Brian Lewis looks at ‘farm to plate’ in Richmond British Columbia, Canada and how garden cities can help Read more @ Canada.com – Garden City lands eyed for urban food research.

Cameroon: Douala Urban Council Enters Urban Transport

February 19, 2008,AEST

For the first time in the history of the Douala Urban Council, the council has entered urban transport business. The council has bought 38 percent of the shares of ‘Sociéte Camerounaise de Transport Urbain’, SOCATUR, which is the lone authorised | Read More

Urban Projects get stricter sanctions

February 19, 2008,AEST

Last year, the city undertook out major projects in transport infrastructure and water drainage, all of which will reduce traffic jams as well as contribute to the city’s socio-economic development. To ease the burden caused by construction projects, the department | Read More

The Father of LEED Takes on China and India

February 18, 2008,AEST

Robert Watson is often hailed as the father of LEED, the nationally recognized gold standard for green buildings. As a founding member of the U.S. Green Building Council in the early 1990s, Watson, formerly senior scientist with the Natural Resources | Read More

Oases in the sky are a growing trend in our concrete jungles

February 18, 2008,AEST

Scientists and property developers say green roofs on commercial buildings are good for the environment and good for the soul. “Green roofs reduce energy through insulation, reduce stormwater run off and benefit individuals and communities,” says Green Roofs Australia president | Read More

Boston, Cambridge recognized as green cities

February 16, 2008,AEST

Two Massachusetts cities made the top 10 list in the March issue of Popular Science’s 50 most innovative cities in the U.S. Boston was ranked third — behind San Francisco and Portland, Ore. — and Cambridge sixth on the list | Read More

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