Canada’s biggest green roof was technically challenging: LA

November 20, 2009,AEDT

Journal of Commerce reports The biggest living roof in Canada is surrounded by water on three sides, and the marine deck on which the building sits is supported by stilt-like piles. It also features slopes of up to 53 per cent. Bruce Hemstock, of PWL Partnership, a Vancouver landscape architecture | Read More

WPA 2.0 & WPA 2.0 SE winners announced

November 20, 2009,AEDT

PORT, Andrew Moddrell and Christopher Marcinkoski, from Chicago and New York for their project, Carbon T.A.P. // Tunnel Algae Park. The jury of Elizabeth Diller, Cecil Balmond, Marilyn Taylor, Walter Hood, Stan Allen, and Thom Mayne was unanimous in its decision citing two primary qualities: The floating, carbon-capturing bridge between | Read More

Michigan school creates sustainable architecture program

November 17, 2009,AEDT

design-training.com reports Michigan”s Ferris State University has announced plans to introduce a new undergraduate degree program in sustainable design. Beginning in fall 2010, the Bachelor of Science in architecture and sustainability program, a degree offered through the school”s College of Engineering Technology, will create nine new courses focusing exclusively on | Read More

Masdar to use more PV’s to power city

November 12, 2009,AEDT

With the recent drop in costs for photovoltaics (PV) and the effect of dust and haze on solar-thermal technology(the technology originally planned) has caused a rethink in supplying energy to Masdar. The utilities management company has decided to use 50% photovoltaics and 50% solar thermal due to costs. Although photovoltaics | Read More

Turenscape win World Architecture Festival Award

November 11, 2009,AEDT

Turenscape (Beijing Turen Design Institute) has been awarded the Landscape Category award at the 2009 World Architecture Festival for a 22-hectare park in Tianjin, China – The Adaptation Palettes: Regenerative Landscape Design Through Regenerative Design and by allotting landforms, the natural process of plant adaptation and community evolution is introduced | Read More

White vs Green roofs at McGill

November 11, 2009,AEDT

Henry Gass of McGill Daily reports The fight for Montreal’s environmental future has recently reached new heights, as various environmental groups in the city promote the installation of energy-efficient green and white roofs. Green rooftops, or rooftop gardens, are becoming more and more popular in Montreal, while white rooftops, flat | Read More

Urban planning must be precise and scientific – Vietnam PM

November 9, 2009,AEDT

Hanoi, a constant construction site – IMAGE SOURCE: Flickr – seier+seier+seier Nhan Dan reports The Prime Minister of Vietnam – Nguyen Tan Dung stressed that urban planning must be precise and scientific to ensure sustainable development while receiving a delegation of the Vietnam Urban Development Planning Association (VUDPA) led by | Read More

WPA 2.0 SYMPOSIUM – 16th November

November 3, 2009,AEDT

WPA 2.0 SYMPOSIUM at The National Building Museum 401 F Street NW Washington, DC 20001 – Red Line Metro, Judiciary Square November 16th – 10 AM to 6 PM SCHEDULE of events: Keynote: Ron Sims Deputy Secretary, Department of Housing and Urban Development Presentations by the six WPA 2.0 finalists | Read More

City’s free bike service so popular adding 6,500 bikes

October 31, 2009,AEDT

Yesterday the Shanghai Daily reported that planners for Shanghai’s Minhang district plan to add 6,500 bikes over the next 5 years due to the popularity of the existing 3,500 free bike service. Since the service started 10,000 residents have applied for the service. The article also quoted Wu Zhongquan, a | Read More

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