Playing with different spaces

April 7, 2008,AEDT

An abandoned municipal area, alongside a neglected backyard in Bat Yam, has been turned into a blossoming garden over the past three weeks, serving dozens of the city’s residents: pensioners, new immigrants, solitary people and families. “We decided to do | Read More

Sustainable Urbanization in the Information Age

April 6, 2008,AEDT

The Sustainable Urbanization in conference addresses the global challenges posed by rapid urbanization and its impact on global warming and the natural environment – from poverty and inequality to natural and manmade disasters – by calling for better sustainable planning | Read More

Urban agriculture exploding in Vancouver

April 6, 2008,AEDT

As our cities grew and our housing settlements changed, we began to separate the places where we live from the places where food is grown. The average North American food item now travels 1,500 kilometres to reach the grocery store | Read More

55 urban projects to feature

April 5, 2008,AEDT

World Expo Shanghai has chosen up to 55 projects – almost twice the expected number – to exhibit in the Urban Best Practices Area of the Expo site, organizers announced yesterday. A local green building project, called “Eco-house in Shanghai,” | Read More

The push to greener housing – Canada

April 5, 2008,AEDT

“Once people become more aware of green issues, they recognize the advantages,” he says. “If a house, because it is well-insulated and has an efficient heating system, costs $300 less a month to maintain than a similar neighbouring house, that | Read More

OMA to Redevelop Modernist London Icon

April 2, 2008,AEDT

The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) has been selected to redevelop the iconic Commonwealth Institute in Kensington and Chelsea, London, by Chelsfield, one of the United Kingdom’s major property development groups, and their partner Ilchester Estate. The project includes the | Read More

Can eco-density be beautiful? – Crosscut Seattle

March 29, 2008,AEDT

Can eco-density be beautiful? By Adele Weder Vancouver, B.C. wrestles with how to make new buildings and greater density produce better, less uniform architecture. It turns out nobody has a very clear image of what that would look like. …..Nobody | Read More

Tishman Speyer selected for Hudson Railyards

March 28, 2008,AEDT

Tishman Speyer, owner of such New York landmarks as Rockefeller Center and the Chrysler Center, will transform the West Side Yards into a vibrant neighborhood and commercial center on Manhattan’s Far West Side. Founded and headquartered in New York, Tishman | Read More

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