Green roofs could stop sewage from flowing into waterways

Cities could stop raw sewage from being dumped into local waterways during heavy rains if they installed more rooftop gardens on their buildings, says a Canadian environmental group.

SOURCE: cbc.ca – Green roofs could stop sewage from flowing into waterways: group.

HOK Sport has not tackled Olympic stadium problems, says Cabe – Building Design

Cabe has strongly criticised HOK Sport for failing to address concerns about the London 2012 main stadium design.

Cabe also raised concerns over the lack of integration of the Olympic venues in the wider landscape, calling for a “park-wide attitude” to create a holistic strategy.

Read more @ the SOURCE: Building Design(bdonline.co.uk): HOK Sport has not tackled Olympic stadium problems, says Cabe

Expansion of bike paths keeps city moving forward

In a case of “build it and they will come,” cyclists have been crowding onto Montreal’s first year-round bicycle path, along de Maisonneuve Blvd., since it was opened last November.

Last month alone, more than 25,000 cyclists a week used the $3.5 million path, which crosses downtown on an east-west axis. That’s an average of 3,600 cyclists a day.

read more @ the SOURCE: the Gazette: Expansion of bike paths keeps city moving forward.

New California Academy of Sciences green building to open 27th September

The Renzo Piano designed Calfornia Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco is set to open on Spetember 27th.

The new Platinium LEED certified musuem will house the Kimball Natural History Museum, Steinhart Aquarium and the Morrison Planetarium. The new energy saving building with its 2.5 acre roof was design by Renzo Piano in collaboration with STANTEC architecture.

You can buy tickets @ CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

SOURCE: San Francisco Sentinel.

Nests destroyed to curb seagulls – Scotsman.com News

Seagull nests will be destroyed under plans to tackle aggressive birds in towns and cities, it was revealed.

Environment minister Michael Russell outlined plans to destroy nests and discourage breeding on a visit to Dumfries, a town he said had a long-standing gull problem.

SOURCE: Nests destroyed to curb seagulls – Scotsman.com News.

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