New Estidama website launched –

February 22, 2009,AEDT

AMEinfo reports “The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC)has launched the new web site version of Estidama – sustainability in Arabic…….The state-of-the-art online portal includes a number of interactive tools that allow users home page customization according to their bespoke needs and specialized interests on sustainability issues.” [SOURCE: AMEinfo – | Read More

Industrial chic – globe and mail

January 10, 2009,AEDT reports “The Wychwood streetcar repair barns were once a major hub of the Toronto Civic Railway, the forerunner of the TTC. After an environmentally-friendly makeover, they have become some of the most desired spaces for artists in the city. “But society throws away way more buildings than it should,” | Read More

Ivanhoe Cambridge Officially Breaks Ground on Metrotower III

December 3, 2008,AEDT

”Ivanhoe Cambridge, the owner, developer and manager of the Metrotower Office Complex in Burnaby, announced today that it is developing the complex’s third office tower, Metrotower III. Occupancy of the 29 storey office tower is expected in summer 2011. Metrotower III is the first project in Canada to be pre-certified | Read More

Abu Dhabi’s UPC launches Estidama sustainable programme

November 21, 2008,AEDT

To enable Plan Abu Dhabi 2030, the Urban Structure Framework Plan for Abu Dhabi, to establish a distinctive framework for measuring sustainability performance beyond the usual planning and construction phases, The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC), the agency responsible for the future of Abu Dhabi’s urban environments, is addressing | Read More

Blue Is the New Green – –

November 21, 2008,AEDT

Allison Arieff in her Blog at the looks at how water is becoming the new green now that oil has dropped to $60 a barrel. Here is an excert from her blog “Although 70 percent of the earth is covered with water, just 3 percent of that water is fit for human consumption. | Read More

Wheels are turning for cycle hire

November 21, 2008,AEDT

Ambitious plans to provide a cycle hire scheme in London by May 2010 are achievable according to a feasibility study released on the 18 November. Transport for London has now invited companies interested in running the scheme to get in touch with them. SOURCE: Greater London Authority – Press Release.

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