Helsinki City Council approves plan for 900-metre bridge across Kruunuvuorenselkä to Laajasalo

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.

Unbearable crowd for fast transport – hurriyet.com

“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.

Architects look to raise the roof with green docks plans – Scotsman.com News

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 NewsArchitects look to raise the roof with green docks plans

timesofmalta.com – Maintaining Malta’s distinctive landscapes

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.

Mayor shelves £3.5bn London transport plans – The Guardian

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

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