Cities of the Future – Technewsworld

January 18, 2008,AEDT

Part 1 by Pam Baker looking at different models of the future cities and talking about the practicalities of Hyperstructures, Issues raised about building and maintaining Hyperstructures by the author and interviewees include:– Fire Protection– Waste Management– Hydraulics and Maintenance Baker also talks about Dongtan on Chongming Island near Shanghai | Read More

Green light for transit after years of stagnation

January 18, 2008,AEDT

In year-end reviews, writers and pundits on urban affairs often missed a very important transformation that occurred in 2007, one that will have reverberations possibly for generations to come. This change has come in the politics of public transit. Fast forward to 2007 when the City of Toronto announced an | Read More

Library building is taking shape – Wales

January 17, 2008,AEDT

A BOLT was tightened on the roof of Cardiff’s new central library to mark a milestone in work on the project. The new library will include study spaces, reading areas, meeting rooms and the latest educational materials, information and entertainment. The fit-out begins later this year with the opening earmarked | Read More

Imagine: Rain, rain, stored away

January 17, 2008,AEDT

Savvy designers are helping homeowners collect and reuse storm water rather than see it all wash away. WHILE you watched much-needed showers race down the driveway and spill into street drains two weeks ago, did you perhaps think: How can I harness that rainfall? How can I save that water | Read More

The Sustainable Landscape

January 16, 2008,AEDT

Visualize a lush, green expanse of lawn surrounded by vibrant beds of flower blossoms anchored by ornamental shrubs. Tall, majestic trees loom overhead. Silent butterflies float and bees buzz happily, gathering nectar and pollinating. Joy filled birds dart from branch to branch. You don´t have to imagine this scenario. It | Read More

Tower of strength for Expo — Shanghai Daily

January 15, 2008,AEDT

SHANGHAI will turn a 165-meter chimney at an old power plant into a state-of-the-art observation tower for the 2010 World Expo. The building will demonstrate architectural prowess in combining advanced technology with the city’s history – and to say that it is on track is a truism in more ways | Read More

Chongqing to spend $13b on housing

January 15, 2008,AEDT

Chongqing municipality will spend 100 billion yuan ($13.8 billion) over the next five years on the demolition and renovation of all old and dangerous houses in its nine urban districts, officials have said. The mammoth project aims to build affordable housing for low-income residents, officials from the municipal government said. | Read More

Minnesota Eco Group proves not only new houses can be green

January 15, 2008,AEDT

Wayzata Minnesota-based environmental organization Live Green, Live Smart announces The Sustainable House™ received Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council™ (USGBC), for the remodeling of a 1948 rambler, located in Minnetonka, Minnesota. The award is the Council’s highest level certification for residential Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design™ (LEED). | Read More

I just want to say one word to you: sustainability – SFGate.com

January 15, 2008,AEDT

During six years writing about architecture for The Chronicle, I’ve seen trends come and go. Glass is the new stucco. Towers are taller and some of them twist. Celebrity architects spend as much time on self-promotion as serious design. But here’s the trend that sticks, the one lasting change: Visual | Read More

Cape Wind project gets a lift from environmental impact report | Rhode Island news | Rhode Island news | projo.com | The Providence Journal

January 15, 2008,AEDT

The wind farm proposed by Cape Wind Associates LLC for Nantucket Sound off the coast of Massachusetts would have mostly “negligible” or “minor” adverse impacts on the environment, recreation, tourism and property values, according to a major report released yesterday by the federal agency in charge of the project’s permitting | Read More

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