Aecom’s Derbyshire urban village submitted for planning

November 4, 2009,AEDT

Building Design reports The application for the £300 million scheme on the outskirts of Chesterfield has gone in to Chesterfield Borough Council and is the largest ever submitted in the town. Proposals include 1,550 house and apartments along with 2,200 sq m of retail and leisure space along with 30,350 | Read More

New Oxford Circus opens in London

November 3, 2009,AEDT

Europe’s busiest diagonal crossing was unveiled today by London Mayor Boris Johnson following a £5million makeover which has seen Oxford Circus get the X factor. For the first time ever shoppers will be able to cross the busy intersection diagonally in an ‘X’ as well as straight ahead – meaning | Read More

Scotland’s flowers under threat

November 2, 2009,AEDT

BBC NEWS reports One in four species of wild flower in Scotland is under threat according to the campaign group Plantlife Scotland.Among those flowers most at risk are the corn marigold, heath cudweed, and the lesser butterfly orchid.The group said the most significant declines are taking place in uplands and | Read More

Vectorworks gets European versions

November 2, 2009,AEDT

Nemetschek North America announced recently that they have released a European versions of Vectorworks 2010 software and are now available in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands. “Our localized version is developed by Nemetschek North America, and then enhanced by us to meet the local | Read More

Royal Horticultural Show Display landscape recycled for school

November 2, 2009,AEDT

24dash.com reports Horticultural specialists are developing a school garden in Wirral using recycled materials from the Tatton Park Royal Horticultural Show……. They are using reclaimed timber, to create a pergola and planters, as well as recycled plants, stones and galvanised steel for seating, worth around £1,200……. Read more at the | Read More

Ideas blossom on Berlin Wall death strip

November 2, 2009,AEDT

The area that bounded the Berlin Wall stretches for 155km(96miles) known as No-Mans Land and the death strip is a vast green oasis running through Berlin, some watchtowers remain. The AFP article tells us that Dutch landscape architect Joyce van den Berg has set herself such a task, saying secret | Read More

Playground to be designed by game designer

October 29, 2009,AEDT

In recent News via Guardian newspaper a game designer, Keita Takahashi will be working with Nottingham City Council and its landscape architect to come up with a playground design for Woodthorpe Grange Park. SOURCE: Guardian.co.uk Ed note: I think this will offer a new perspective on playground design. Hopefully, this | Read More

Mayor & Transport for London plan to improve cyclists safety

October 26, 2009,AEDT

The Mayor of London and Transport for London have released a plan to improve cyclists safety on the roads of London. London’s boroughs and cycling groups are being asked to comment on the content of the plan, which highlights the needs for action by: · Promoting the cycling safety message to | Read More

£100m in green initiatives to regenerate deprived areas of London

October 22, 2009,AEDT

More than 1,000 jobs will be created as part of a £100m green funding boost to regenerate some of the poorest parts of London, the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson and European Commissioner for Regional Policy, Paweł Samecki announced today. The joint funding will finance decentralised energy, recycling and waste | Read More

OMA wins competition for Rotterdam’s Stadskantoor

October 22, 2009,AEDT

The Office for Metropolitan Architecture, in collaboration with Werner Sobek and engineers ABT, has won the competition for Rotterdam’s Stadskantoor, a new building for the city hall that will accommodate municipal services, offices, and residential units. The winner was announced this morning by city alderman Hamit Karakus. SOURCE: OMA.

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