Solar-powered cars begin race to Calgary

July 15, 2008,AEDT

CBC.ca reports that 15 solar-powered cars, including four managed by teams from Canadian schools, rolled out of a suburb of Dallas, Texas, on Sunday en route to Calgary in the 2008 North American Solar Challenge.The race should end on July 22 at the University of Calgary CBC.ca – Solar-powered cars begin | Read More

State-of-the-art sustainable neighborhood- Columbian.com

July 9, 2008,AEDT

A former industrial site on prime waterfront real estate in the city’s core sheds its working-class roots for a future as an urban neighborhood reconnecting people to the water. Sound familiar? Except this isn’t Vancouver’s Columbia River waterfront, where developers envision a dense cluster of apartments, condos, offices, retail, restaurants | Read More

Eco-towns should be near urban sprawl, say planning chief – Birmingham Post

July 7, 2008,AEDT

The Government should drop proposals for eco-towns in rural locations and concentrate instead on developing sustainable communities in urban areas, according to the chairman of Birmingham’s planning committee. Councillor Peter Douglas Osborn said the council would be pushing ahead with its own plans to build five eco-towns within the Birmingham | Read More

Climate Change top of the Agenda @ G8

July 6, 2008,AEDT

Numerous news sources have reported on the G8 summit with Climate Change seen as the one of the top issues that needs to be addressed. The other critical issues are being referred to as the 3F Crisis – Food, Fuel, Finance. With many countries heading into slow down and some | Read More

Going up – Vertical gardens catch on – Vancouver Sun

July 6, 2008,AEDT

Vancouver is in the middle of a green wall revolution. A record number of these environmentally friendly sustainable “living” walls – also called vertical gardens – are being built here at the moment. One of the first ones went up a couple of years ago at the aquarium’s Aquawest Learning | Read More

Landscape failed in eco-town plans, says Landscape Institute

July 4, 2008,AEDT

The importance of landscape is neglected in the Government’s eco-towns plans, the Landscape Institute said this week. Chair of the Landscape Institute Policy Committee Jon Lovell said eco-towns provided “an outstanding opportunity” but warned that the sustainability of the proposed eco-towns depended on the integration of landscape planning, design and | Read More

Auckland students win by sustainable design

July 4, 2008,AEDT

Open to University of Auckland Civil and Environmental Engineering students, the competition brief was to re-design a system that reduces stormwater runoff and pollution in new housing developments, while contributing to good urban design. The competition was jointly sponsored by the Auckland Regional Council, the Hobsonville Land Company – a | Read More

LandDesign and Audubon Lifestyles Join Forces for Sustainable Development

July 2, 2008,AEDT

LandDesign Inc. and Audubon Lifestyles, LLC, today announce a new strategic partnership aimed at helping businesses and municipalities to implement green design and development and build more sustainable communities. The partnership will offer comprehensive, practical and timely assistance for clients that are committed to environmentally responsible green design and sustainable | Read More

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