China’s cities: faster, bigger, better?

January 12, 2008,AEDT

Today Pudong has joined Manhattan and the City of London as one of the world’s foremost business hubs. Countless other Chinese cities are determined to follow in Shanghai’s steps. Cities have been the engines of China’s economic growth, contributing 70% of its annual gross domestic product. But they are also | Read More

Fifteen Group Unveils Vision for Model Community

January 12, 2008,AEDT

Fifteen Group Land & Development LLC today announced a plan to redevelop the 1930s era-Wyvernwood Garden Apartments into a 21st century, sustainable community that increases the amount of rental and for-sale housing, retail and commercial space in Boyle Heights. Los Angeles-based landscape architect Meléndrez to design a community that meets | Read More

Melbourne leads Australia in cleaning stormwater naturally

January 6, 2008,AEDT

EVERY year, about 500 billion litres of stormwater washes off the roofs, roads and footpaths of Melbourne into our rivers and bays. That’s about the same amount of water that Melburnians consume each year. Often it comes in a thunderous rush, surging out of drains, damaging waterways, and pouring litter | Read More

Green roofs taking root

December 25, 2007,AEDT

Shaw, a Eugene home­owner interested in environmentally sustainable building techniques, installed the green roof on an addition two years ago. It’s one of a handful of public and private Eugene buildings that sport a layer of greenery on top, a trend that has taken off in larger metropolitan areas such | Read More

Abu Dhabi Builds Its Architectural Cred

December 22, 2007,AEDT

The building boom in the capital of the United Arab Emirates rivals that of Dubai. But Abu Dhabi hopes to distinguish itself with ambitious green architecture In recent weeks, the rivalry between neighboring United Arab Emirates Dubai and Abu Dhabi has been heating up on a world stage—most notably with | Read More

Gray water recycling gains momentum: Is it safe?

December 19, 2007,AEDT

That’s why, especially in the midst of a drought, some Atlantans cringe at the thought of flushing it down the commode. “Putting drinking water down our toilets doesn’t make sense,” said Danny Feig-Sandoval. The Atlanta contractor is among a handful of Atlantans who have installed gray-water systems in their homes, | Read More

Blue Ridge Parkway Destination Center Opens

December 18, 2007,AEDT

The National Park Service and the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area announce the opening of the Blue Ridge Parkway Destination Center at milepost 384 on the parkway on December 17. The building itself reflects the cutting edge of energy saving technology. Constructed to LEED certification standards (Leadership in Energy and | Read More

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