Mayor announces 10 low carbon neighbourhoods in the capital

September 11, 2009,AEDT

Energy ‘doctors’ and loans for solar panels are among the green projects which will be pioneered in 10 ‘low carbon zones’ in the capital, the Mayor of London announced today. Speaking at the London Congress, a meeting of the Mayor of London and the capital’s 33 boroughs at the Guildhall, | Read More

DSDHA win Pennine Lancashire Squared competition

September 10, 2009,AEDT

DSDHA has won the Clithroe square area of the competition seeking ideas for the high profile public spaces in six Pennine Lancashire towns. An architecture team inspired by Clitheroe’s pretty streets and unique character has triumphed in the Pennine Lancashire Squared competition. DSDHA’s winning entry for Clitheroe suggests creating not | Read More

Infrastructure blamed for Turkish floods

September 10, 2009,AEDT

The deadly floods in Turkey have been blamed on poor infrastructure and illegal development throughout the city like Istandul. Experts stated that areas that had infrastructure 10 years ago to cope with 10,000 people now have populations of 100,000 people with the same outdated infrastructure. The urban development of Istanbul | Read More

Barriers to mixed use development in Scotland

September 8, 2009,AEDT

Recently, the Scottish Government released a report completed by Douglas Wheeler Associates With Ann Flint Associates, Austin-Smith: Lord Edinburgh College of Art (School of Architecture-ScotMark). The report was commissioned to investigate the barriers to mixed use development in Scotland. The report developed several recommendations with numerous suggestions on how they could | Read More

£250m proposals for Barry waterfront

September 4, 2009,AEDT

A new scheme for Barry Island, Wales has been submitted to planners with a expected cost £250 million. The scheme is expected to create 2,000 new homes, some retail areas, a waterfront cafe area, and expansive waterfront open space. The development is expected to take 10 years and create 2,000 | Read More

England to recover 2000 hectares of wetland

September 3, 2009,AEDT

Natural England(independent public body) has committed £4million of funding to recover close to 2000 hectares of wetland. The funds will be distributed to organisatons such as the Wildlife Trusts and RSPB who will work with the Environment Agency and English Heritage to manage re-wetting the land. Dr Helen Phillips, Chief | Read More

Madrid’s Shell Bridge gets its concrete dome – West 8

September 1, 2009,AEDT

Construction is moving along at the first Shell Bridge, West 8+ MRIO designed for the City of Madrid. 100 m3 of concrete was poured inbetween the two layers of the wooden mold, moving another step closer to the desired end result: a concrete dome. SOURCE: WEST 8 IMAGE CREDIT: WEST | Read More

Scientists investigate urban climate in the Netherlands

September 1, 2009,AEDT

Reseachers at Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR) have been riding around Rotterdam and Arnhem in the Netherlands on two trikes mapping and measuring the urban climate during four time intervals on a 24 hour day. The measuring was to study the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect that often causes | Read More

Ruth Reed’s vision for RIBA

August 27, 2009,AEDT

Reading the Architects Journal article gives an interesting insight into Ruth Reed. The gist of the article is that next week Ruth Reed takes up her role as the new president of the Royal Institute British Architects (RIBA) and she intends to implement some changes to improve the RIBA and also meet the | Read More

Birlingham wetland to double in size

August 27, 2009,AEDT

Planners have agreed to a proposal to double the size of the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust wetland to 34 hectares. The wetland in Birlingham is set to increase biodiversity and increase water flora and fauna. The water will be supplied by a wind pump the river Avon into the wetland of | Read More

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