The hills of the future – BBC News

May 14, 2008,AEDT

Major construction projects produce hundreds of tons of rubble and spoil, but is there an environmentally-friendly alternative to landfill? Four hills which have sprung up on the outskirts of London provide the answer. For years large quantities of it ended up simply being dumped in landfill sites. But now, in | Read More

City-state a role model for the world

May 12, 2008,AEDT

The most recent topic of global interest is Singapore’s breakthrough on the technology to produce reasonably cheap desalinated and recycled water, which meets some 25% its needs and sharply reduces the dependency on imports. DESPITE a growing disenchantment at home, tiny Singapore has attracted scattered admiration in countries keen to | Read More

Can the Middle East ever be green?

May 11, 2008,AEDT

When you talk green in the Dubai, it’s can be assumed you mean golf courses. Conservation and ecotourism are not common parlance in the United Arab Emirates. In four days at the Arabian Travel Market this week, I heard a slew of figures and superlatives to illustrate the UAE’s headlong | Read More

Destroying a neighborhood to save a city – The Boston Globe

May 10, 2008,AEDT

FIFTY YEARS ago this spring the roar of heavy machinery echoed down the narrow streets of Boston’s old West End as bulldozers and cranes with wrecking balls began executing a desperate plan to revitalize the city by razing one of its oldest neighborhoods.more stories like this Thousands of poor and | Read More

Hungry Mile wasteland warning

April 17, 2008,AEDT

THE man advising New York on how to revamp its public spaces has slammed the NSW Government’s plan for the former Hungry Mile site, warning it will become “fearsome at night” and a “wasteland” on weekends and public holidays. The Government wants to transform the historic wharves at East Darling | Read More

SNRE students contribute to winning paper on climate change

April 17, 2008,AEDT

Global climate change and coastal brownfield redevelopment are two subjects that on the surface don’t play well together. But a group of University of Michigan graduate students, including four from its School of Natural Resources and Environment ( SNRE ), have come up with an award-winning strategy. Their proposal calls | Read More

Brings a new meaning to the concept of ‘Green Roof’

April 10, 2008,AEDT

Sod is not the only green substance growing on King’s Court English College House’s recently-installed green roof. A King’s Court resident was arrested yesterday after maintenance staff discovered he was growing marijuana on the college house’s roof, which was completed this January. Read more @ the Source: The Daily Pennsylvanian | Read More

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