RIBA Future Trends Survey – outlook optimistic

August 26, 2009,AEDT

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) announced its July 2009 results of its monthly Future Trends Survey, marking the start of the third quarter monitoring business and employment trends affecting the architecture profession. The trends emanating from last month’s survey continue to highlight a steady return to some optimism; | Read More

High Speed Rail gathering speed – Op-ed

August 26, 2009,AEDT

News in the USA and UK over the last few days has been humming about High Speed Rail initiatives in both countries. In the USA news is reaching fever pitch over High Speed Rail as the details of submissions for the US Government’s $8 billion high speed rail initiative start | Read More

Adriaan Geuze (West 8) interviewed by Wall Street Journal

August 21, 2009,AEDT

J. S. MARCUS of Wall Street Journal recently interviewed Adriaan Geuze, founder of West 8. Marcus asks Adriaan questions relating to the discipline of Landscape Architecture and the difference between landscape architecture, architecture, and planning. Also queries Geuze about why landscape architect stays regional in comparison to building styles which | Read More

What is Crossrail?

August 20, 2009,AEDT

You may have noticed coverage of Crossrail at World Landscape Architect and other sites. So I thought it best to summarise what Crossrail is and who is involved. Crossrail is the new high frequency, convenient and accessible railway for London and the South East. From 2017 Crossrail will travel from | Read More

Mott MacDonald win contract to develop Crossrail

August 20, 2009,AEDT

Mott MacDonald, the global management, engineering and development consultancy has recently been awarded several new design contracts worth a total of around £10 million to help develop Crossrail, one of the biggest and most complex rail projects in the world. David Gutteridge, Mott MacDonald’s director for Crossrail commented: “We’re delighted | Read More

National Parks Report, Urban Woods and Green Energy Centre opens

August 19, 2009,AEDT

Scotland has seen had a lot of green news this week with the National Parks Report being released, which recommends the reducing the numbers of members of the authority and setting up a short term National Parks Strategy Group. The government also earmarked £1m for a makeover of Urban Woods | Read More

OMA reduced plans for Commonwealth Institute

August 19, 2009,AEDT

The Architects Journal reports that the OMA plans for redevelopment of the former Commonwealth Institute in Kensington have been submitted with reductions in height and less demolition of existing buildings about outcry from conservation groups. via Architects Journal – OMA’s Institute plans ‘significantly reduced’ World Landscape Architect first reported on | Read More

New Chair of CABE appointed

August 19, 2009,AEDT

Paul Finch has been appointed as the new chair of CABE and will take over from Sir John Sorrell this December. Paul is Programme director of the World Architecture Festival, and editor emeritus of Architectural Review and Architects’ Journal. He has chaired CABE’s London 2012 design review panel since 2006. | Read More

Government criticised for ‘ignoring’ its obligations

August 17, 2009,AEDT

timesofmalta.com reports The International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICoMOS) has lambasted the government for “ignoring” its obligations when it failed to address a number of issues raised by UNESCO on Valletta‘s world heritage status.The organisation was reacting to the news that UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee has asked the government | Read More

Britain’s streets revealed as no-go areas – Living Streets

August 14, 2009,AEDT

Living Streets announced the findings of a report into street survey yesterday. The new report was to mark the 80th anniversary of the formation of Living Streets (formerly the Pedestrians Association), highlighted the changes in how streets are used. Stating that almost half the children aged between 5-10 years old | Read More

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