The Hong Kong Envrionment Protection Department published the “Environment Hong Kong 2008″ report.
Key initiatives in the report include:
– Cleaner Production Partnership Programme launched in connection with Pearl River Delta factories.
– An injection of $1 billion into the Environment and Conservation Fund to enhance community participation in environment and conservation matters.
A Digital Copy(HTML) of the report can be viewed at the EPD site
HK Residents can give feedbak on the site.
Civic – Guangzhou Baiyun International Convention Center, China, by Buro II
Culture – Oslo Opera House in Norway by Snøhetta
Energy, Waste and Recycling – Landscape restoration of the Controlled Rubbish Dump “La Vall d’en Joan”, Spain, by Batlle & Roig Architects
Health – Centre pour le Bien-être des Femmes et la prévention des mutilations génitales féminines ‘G.Kambou’, Burkina Faso, by FAREstudio
Holiday – Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre, Canada (pictured) , by Hotson Bakker Boniface Haden Architects
Housing – Mountain Dwellings, Denmark , by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
Learning – Universita Luigi Bocconi, Italy, by Grafton Architects
Nature – Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle Art Museum, United States of America, by Weiss/Manfredi Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism
read more @ the SOURCE: World Architecture Festival – Barcelona 22-24 October 2008.
India’s cities face many challenges, and one looms larger than the rest: How much will it cost to build our urban infrastructure?
read more @ the SOURCE: livemint.com – Building urban India – Columnist –
Projects in Georgia highlight the use of compost in the engineered soil matrix for bioretention cells, which sustainably manage storm water runoff.
read more @ the SOURCE: Biocycle(jgpress.com) – Compost In The Mix For Storm Water Management :: BioCycle, Advancing Composting, Organics Recycling & Renewable Energy.
Flying into Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, you become powerfully aware of a suburban landscape dominated by housing subdivisions, by single-family houses with large yards and private pools. You will also see, interspersed throughout the vast expanse of residential tracts, a scattering of public parks and preserves. But what role do these public landscapes play in a city with so many private landscapes, with such abundant opportunities for personalized leisure?
read more @ the SOURCE: arizona state university: Lab report examines new ideas for parks, public landscapes | ASU News.