Expansion of bike paths keeps city moving forward

August 26, 2008,AEDT

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 | Read More

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

August 23, 2008,AEDT

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 | Read More

Second biggest Green roof in North America nearing completion

August 17, 2008,AEDT

With the completion next spring of the new convention centre in Vancouver’s Coal Harbour, there will be a few blocks of new parkland added to the city — but they’re strictly for the birds and the bees. The expansion project, west of the current convention centre, is being topped off | Read More

Shanghai closes in on green roof target – China Daily

August 12, 2008,AEDT

Shanghai is well on the way to turning most of its rooftops green. The Shanghai landscaping administration bureau said Monday that so far more than 95,000 sq m of rooftops have been covered in grass and shrubs, very close to the annual target of 100,000 sq m. The city will | Read More

Summer Street- NYC – a great success

August 11, 2008,AEDT

Summer Streets is a 6.9mile car free route through one of busiest and congested cities in the world – New York. The route stretches from Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park and connections to the Hudson River Greenway, allowing participants to plan a long or short route through Manhattan. The first Summer | Read More

A DIY Guide To Building A Green Roof Hits The Virtual Shelves.

August 10, 2008,AEDT

London, England. Two of the UK’s leading proponents of green roofs have teamed up to produce ‘THE DIY GUIDE TO GREEN & LIVING ROOFS’ – a guide aimed at individuals with a Do-It-Yourself inclination along with those having trouble persuading local contractors to take up the challenge of installing a | Read More

$400m windfarm approved

July 29, 2008,AEDT

Otago Daily has reported that a $400m NZD ($295m USD) Mahinerangi windfarm proposed by Trustpower has been approved by the Environment Court. Read more @ the SOURCE: Otago Daily

Moving Downtown to save on car costs

July 27, 2008,AEDT

The Associated Press and other news outlets have reported over the last few weeks on the growing trend for young people and empty nesters moving downtown in major cities across the USA to save on fuel costs and to reduce their travel time. The other growing trend is more people opting | Read More

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