Green Cities / Green-thumbed in Bat Yam

March 13, 2008,AEDT

A temporary but important change will take place in Bat Yam next month. The city’s residents as well as visitors will be given a map by the organizers of this year’s biennale, which identifies 18 new sites that are also called “outdoor rooms.” Each of the sites will house an | Read More

Jerusalem deconstructed

February 24, 2008,AEDT

Over the past three millennia Jerusalem has known its fair share of master builders, from Kings David, Solomon and Herod to Suleiman the Magnificent and mayor Teddy Kollek. But the city has also known a mirror-image legacy of monumental and municipal projects that were stillborn or abandoned. Read more @ | Read More

The good, the bad and the ugly fence – Haaretz – Israel News

February 20, 2008,AEDT

The fate of the Judean Desert’s separation fences have apparently been decided. The recent terror attack in Dimona placed added pressure on green groups to withdraw their objections. Opposition to a barrier in the southern area, near the Dead Sea, has in particular diminished, and some activists are even starting | Read More

Iran News – Iran joins IFLA

January 31, 2008,AEDT

Iranian Association of Greenery Engineers has joined the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA), Iran Daily reported. A team of experts headed by IFLA president, Diane Menzies visited Iran on January 25 to become familiar with landscape design in the country, reported IRNA. IFLA president delivered a lecture on the | Read More

Not everything wild gets on well in cities

January 28, 2008,AEDT

Environmental activists, scientists and green organizations, first and foremost the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI), have over the past few years been making an effort to protect the remaining natural assets in urban areas. Apparently there is no clear worldview about the characteristics of urban nature, | Read More

Green city only good for the rich :: The Gateway Online

January 26, 2008,AEDT

Waste-free, energy-efficient, and carbon-neutral are all terms thrown about by environmentalists to describe ideal urban development, and the recently unveiled plans for Masdar City incorporate all of those buzzwords. Read more @ Green city only good for the rich :: The Gateway Online – Mike Otto.

Masdar and Hydrogen Energy plan clean energy plant in Abu Dhabi | ADFEC

January 22, 2008,AEDT

Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s initiative for renewable and alternative energy and clean technology, and Hydrogen Energy, the joint venture between BP Alternative Energy and Rio Tinto, announced the signing of an agreement to work together on the front-end engineering design of an industrial-scale hydrogen-fired power generation project with capture of the | Read More

Dubai Municipality undertakes 109 landscape projects

January 22, 2008,AEDT

Dubai Municipality has announced that it will undertake this year 109 landscape and beautification projects worth Dhs463 million which will include development of the existing six public parks, setting up of 21 neighbourhood parks, 23 community facilities, four Ponds Parks and several other beautification projects. This was revealed by Eng. | Read More

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