Polnoon: Scotland’s first eco-village

November 26, 2009,AEST

Herald Scotland reports Scotland’s first eco-friendly village is set to be built on the outskirts of Glasgow.The pioneering development would see a low-carbon village called Polnoon created near Eaglesham, in East Renfrewshire.The Scottish Government has worked with developers on the | Read More

Scape Design Associates appointed for new public square

November 18, 2009,AEST

Landscape architect Scape Design Associates has been appointed to create a new public square in a major west London shopping area after beating shortlisted rivals Gillespies and Burns & Nice. The design will be developed with continued public consultation for | Read More

Berlin to get square to mark the fall of the Wall

November 10, 2009,AEST

Recently SPIEGEL ONLINE reports that Sinai won the competition to design the new “Platz der 9. November 1989” (Nov. 9, 1989 Square). The square is to commemorate the day the Berlin Wall was opened when the first East German walked through | Read More

New carbon-negative cement wins Competition

November 10, 2009,AEST

London Development Agency reports The London Development Agency (LDA) has congratulated a London company that has been recognised for its innovative and environmentally-friendly approach to construction. The company was recognised for its potential contribution to the engineering and construction industries | Read More

Burning issue of Spain’s wetlands

November 10, 2009,AEST

Aljazeera.net reports The European Union is asking Spain why one of its precious wetland reserves has been allowed to dry up so much that the peat which lies beneath the surface is on fire. Ecologists blame the mismanagement of water | Read More

Atkins set to poach talent from design-led practices

November 9, 2009,AEST

Glasgow – Image via Wikipedia Building Design reports The country’s biggest employer of architects has set its sights on wresting design-led work away from “complacent” signature practices by recruiting more creative designers…….. A team led by Atkins recently beat five others, | Read More

Boom in design review prompts new guidance

November 5, 2009,AEST

The number of design review panels has more than doubled in the last five years, so that now almost every local authority has access to high quality independent design advice. Over 80 panels are up and running across England. New | Read More

Need for green farming schemes in England

November 4, 2009,AEST

Natural England has published a report titled “Agri-environment schemes in England 2009: A review of results and effectiveness”, the report draws on research from the entire 22-year history of the schemes and analyses the impact they have made on England’s | Read More

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