Ambitious plans to provide a cycle hire scheme in London by May 2010 are achievable according to a feasibility study released on the 18 November. Transport for London has now invited companies interested in running the scheme to get in touch with them. SOURCE: Greater London Authority – Press Release.
24dash reports that “Four of the UK’s most respected names in architecture, planning and property development are to advise the Mayor of London Boris Johnson on delivering design excellence across the capital Architects Richard Rogers (pictured) and current RIBA President Sunand Prasad, Chair of the English Heritage Advisory Committee, Joyce | Read More
Helsingin Sanomat reports that “Helsinki’s City Council approved plans to build a bridge for tram and light traffic that would span the area of water known as Kruunuvuorenselkä, dividing the eastern central part of the capital from suburbs such as Laajasalo.The envisioned 900-metre bridge would be Helsinki’s longest and largest. | Read More
“The Metrobus transport line in Istanbul, which began one year ago as an intergration of the underground metro and regular city bus systems, has had more passengers than expected.” read more @ the SOURCE: Hurriyet – Unbearable crowd for fast transport.
VEGETABLE patches in the hallway and gardens on the rooftops are among the proposals being lined up for the redevelopment of Leith Docks.The architects behind the framework for the massive development of the area want to introduce environmental aspects that will provide a “new way of living”. SOURCE: Scotsman.com News | Read More
The University’s International Environment Institute is hosting a seminar on the cultural landscapes of the Maltese islands between Tuesday and Friday, with the collaboration of the Ministry for Gozo and the Malta Environment and Planning Authority For further details visit www.um.edu.mt/iei/events/culturallandscapes. SOURCE: timesofmalta.com – Maintaining Malta’s distinctive landscapes.
The Guardian reports that “London’s mayor, Boris Johnson, has shelved £3.5bn of transport schemes in the capital, including the Thames Gateway bridge, and announced a multibillion-pound cost-cutting drive.” – SOURCE – The Guardian – Mayor shelves £3.5bn London transport plans
West 8 urban design & landscape architecture will receive the Bijhouwer Award for its exceptional and high quality design and implementation work in the areas of Garden Design and Landscape Architecture. The jury’s report stated that West 8 has been of significant importance to the development of the Dutch Landscape | Read More
It’s been a long time coming – but the city council has finally written out its vision for the heart of Leeds. SOURCE: Yorkshire Evening Post – Leeds city centre 2020 masterplan revealed – .
The Polish General Directorate of National Roads (GDDKiA) has appointed international consultancy Scott Wilson to manage and supervise the construction of 17km of the S7 Expressway road. SOURCE: Scott Wilson Wins Major Road Contract in Poland.