Solar-powered cars begin race to Calgary

July 15, 2008,AEST 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 | Read More

State-of-the-art sustainable neighborhood-

July 9, 2008,AEST

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 | Read More

Climate Change top of the Agenda @ G8

July 6, 2008,AEST

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, | Read More

Landscape failed in eco-town plans, says Landscape Institute

July 4, 2008,AEST

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 | Read More

Auckland students win by sustainable design

July 4, 2008,AEST

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 | Read More

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