Zoo to get first master plan in 134 years

September 16, 2009,AEDT

The Alipore Zoo in India was founded in 1875 spread across 45 acres housing numerous animals. A new masterplan is being formulated to upgrade facilities, change the housing of most animals, and ban visitors from being food to the zoo. Such a masterplan has been long coming at the zoo | Read More

Winner announced for new School of Design competition

September 15, 2009,AEDT

John Wardle Architects and Office dA have been named the winners of the competition to design the landmark new Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning site at the University of Melbourne. The building will include dedicated spaces for research into sustainable precinct design and performance, along with lecture theatres, a | Read More

Aboriginal landscape management used to reduce emissions

September 14, 2009,AEDT

Dean Yibarbuk from the Bininj(Aborginal) man from Nangark of the Gurrguni clan has written an article in The Guardian about using ancient landscape management practices to manage Northern Australia. The article does not provide how the techniques are reducing emissions but the video below gives more of an insight. Fighting | Read More

Marysville moving on

September 11, 2009,AEDT

The draft Urban Design Framework(UDF) for Marysville was released this week for public display and feedback. Maysville was the sub-alpine town that was wiped out during the bushfires that ravage areas of South-East Australia in Febraury this year.  The UDF is seen by the consultants as There is an opportunity | Read More

Local environment groups get a $5million boost – Australia

September 9, 2009,AEDT

Landcare and Coastcare community groups in Australia are eligible to receive grants of between $5,000 and $20,000 for local projects under a new $5 million program. Groups will be able to apply online for projects including coastal rehabilitation, sustainable farming, tree planting, dune rehabilitation and other projects that improve and | Read More

Marking of Georgetown – Ideas Competition

September 7, 2009,AEDT

The State Government of Penang, Malaysia invites submissions for an international competition for design ideas to physically brand the historic city of George Town, Penang in conjunction with its listing as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008. Design category: Marking of Public Space Using available public spaces to mark | Read More

5,000 shared bikes for High-Tech Park in Shanghai

September 6, 2009,AEDT

ZHANGJIANG High-Tech Park in Shanghai plans to make 5,000 rental bikes available by early-2010 to help workers in the park travel between the Metro Station and offices. The 150 bike rental stations will be positioned every 300 meters in the 25 square kilometer area. The project is to stated in | Read More

Jakarta City calls for help to keep green space

September 3, 2009,AEDT

Jakarta City administrators seem to have thrown in the towel claiming that the 650 sq km city is to big to manage with too few city workers and audit team to manage and police development in the city. The city is asking the private sector to help manage buildings in | Read More

City planning to stop brain drain

September 1, 2009,AEDT

Changchun, Jilin China is planning a 12.5 sq km(4.82 sq m) Hi-Tech development Zone to stop the brain drain of its keen entrepreneurs and skilled workers to Shanghai and Beijing. Chanchun is currently planning to build the Changchun Northeast Innovation Center as apart of the Zone to support and encourage | Read More

Taipei to hold Internation Flora Expo in 2010

September 1, 2009,AEDT

Taipei, Taiwan will hold a International Gardening and Horticulture Expo from the Nov. 6, 2010 to April 25, 2011. The expo will showcase the indigenous vegetation and be a unique fusion of horticulture and technology. The Expo site is 91.8 hectacres with 14 pavillions and four areas featuring different themes. | Read More

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