The hills of the future – BBC News

May 14, 2008,AEDT

Major construction projects produce hundreds of tons of rubble and spoil, but is there an environmentally-friendly alternative to landfill? Four hills which have sprung up on the outskirts of London provide the answer. For years large quantities of it ended up simply being dumped in landfill sites. But now, in | Read More

Design Forum To Visit City

May 12, 2008,AEDT

The city is set to host Architectural Dialogue 2008, an international forum and exhibition of architecture and design, whose sponsors include City Hall’s committee for investment and strategic projects. The event will take place from May 23 to June 1 at the Popov Museum of Communications. Source: The St. Petersburg | Read More

Urban checkpoint –

May 12, 2008,AEDT

“Contact with the natural environment can be an antidote to some of the unhealthy aspects of an urban environment.” This statement came out of a seminar on mental health organised by the Richmond Foundation. Marking its 15th anniversary, while taking a leaf from this year’s theme for World Health Day, | Read More

Boris takes on Ken’s Legacy

May 10, 2008,AEDT

Day one, gaffe one. Even before he officially signed on as the new London Mayor on Saturday 3 May, Boris Johnson had managed to confuse Norman Foster with Richard Rogers. Stumbling up to the podium, he mistakenly praised Rogers for designing the Greater London Authority HQ in Southwark. But at | Read More

Students to gain real-world work experience in Spain

May 10, 2008,AEDT

Eight Cornell architecture students in an Arch 501 studio received real-world experience this semester, working on a new community music center to be built in Valencia, Spain. Students visited the site over spring break and met with architects in Valencia. “We wanted to share all of our doubts and our | Read More

Urban Splash makes a splash at awards – Yorkshire Evening Post

May 10, 2008,AEDT

URBAN regeneration specialist Urban Splash has picked up the Best Residential Marketing Campaign award for its Saxton development in Leeds at this year’s Property Marketing Awards. Urban Splash accepted the award at a ceremony organised by trade magazine Estates Gazette in partnership with The Chartered Surveyors Company in London. The | Read More

Road signs will mark out Iron Curtain in Germany

April 17, 2008,AEDT

Road signs will remind drivers in Germany they are driving over a piece of history when they cross what was once the armed border between the capitalist West and Communist East starting this fall. Posted at every intersection along the former border between west and east Germany, the signs will | Read More

Climate Change Conferences in Bristol and Leeds

April 13, 2008,AEDT

New speakers have been announced for the Landscape Institute climate change conference in Bristol on 25 April. Polly Turton of CABE will examine the ways in which physical and mental health can benefit from good quality landscape in her seminar and Rebecca Knight from Land Use Consultants will present case | Read More

08 arts go local – Liverpool

April 11, 2008,AEDT

THREE spectacular pavilions are being launched in Liverpool neighbourhoods to mark the city’s Capital of Culture year. A new garden, arts hub and “artistic republic” are being created by residents in Kirkdale, Kensington and Garston. The specially commissioned pavilions will be opened to the public over the course of a | Read More

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