The Mayor of London has launched a website and campaign for Londoners to vote for which park they think deserves upgrading.
Ten of the Forty Seven parks in London will be granted up to £400,000(USD$616,000)
Voting ends on 5pm, 30 January 2009, so hurry and vote now to Help a London Park.
SOURCE: London.gov.uk – Help a London Park.
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 Bridges, and Joint Chief Executive of the Argent Group, Roger Madelin will all make up the Mayor’s new Design Advisory Panel.”
Read more @ the SOURCE: 24dash.com – Richard Rogers to join Mayor of London’s design panel » Housing »
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. By comparison, the Lapinlahti Bridge carrying the Länsiväylä urban motorway west is just 600 metres in length.”
Read more @ the SOURCE: Helsingin Sanomat – International Edition – Metro.
“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 – Architects look to raise the roof with green docks plans
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.