Stopping the flow of Chicago’s urban pollution

January 7, 2008,AEDT

It’s a quest similar to those undertaken by neighboring communities after a six-year building boom that changed the landscape of the once mostly-rural suburbs southwest of Chicago. Since 2000, Will County’s population surged 33 percent, making it the fastest-growing county in Illinois and among the most rapidly expanding in the | Read More

New York’s Vacant Spaces

January 7, 2008,AEDT

The words New York and Vacant Space seem like an phases rarely made in conjunction with the Big Apple. However Jeremy Miller’s article gives us a better insight into why there is Vacant Space in Manhattan and its neighbouring Boroughs. It also is an article that gives many of us | Read More

Environmentalists push $1 million program to save urban trees

January 7, 2008,AEDT

Environmentalists eager to save urban trees are promoting the Evergreen Cities campaign, naming it one of their top four priorities for the legislative session that starts next Monday. They’re pushing a $1 million program to improve urban forests statewide. Protections for urban trees vary widely in the Puget Sound region, | Read More

Detroit Gets New Era in Downtown Living With Iconic Cadillac Centre

January 6, 2008,AEDT

Detroit gets a strong new start on the New Year with the expected announcement of an iconic $150 million living, dining, shopping and entertainment complex called “Cadillac Centre” on Campus Martius Park occupying the entire Monroe Block with a connection to the existing Cadillac Tower. SunHerald.com : Detroit Gets New | Read More

5 Hot Topics for Los Angeles Downtown Dwellers

January 6, 2008,AEDT

Living in Downtown Los Angeles is full of highs and lows, excitement and frustration. With more than 30,000 residents already in the community and thousands more waiting to move in, issues are bound to arise. This year, expect these five topics to be discussed over the dinner table. Social and | Read More

ICA’s new space is honored as a work of art

January 6, 2008,AEDT

This year’s Parker Medalist is the Institute of Contemporary Art, on the South Boston waterfront. No surprise here, since the ICA is probably the most praised new Boston building in years. The architects are the New York firm of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, with local associates Perry Dean Rogers. ICA’s | Read More

Palm collection for LACMA

January 5, 2008,AEDT

Forget what you know about the palm, that topknot-on-a-pole that punctuates much of Los Angeles. Come Feb. 16, when the Renzo Piano-designed Broad Contemporary Art Museum opens at LACMA, you’re going to be reacquainted with the tree. Your impressions will never be the same. Over the last year, artist Robert | Read More

New York Market – but Where?

January 3, 2008,AEDT

KIM SEVERSON looks at the quandry facing New York of where to place a permanent food market. Kim looks at Greenmarkets and locations in New York that could satisfy the need and hunger for a market in the Big Apple. Hungary for a Market, But Where? – New York Times

Calgary – a city looking to the future

January 3, 2008,AEDT

Calgary is looking towards the future when in 2035 some 70,000 people will live in the downtown core and in 2025, 180,000 people will work there. Calgary is an Winter Olympic host city that is planning its future and looking towards international and national examples of good and bad developments. | Read More

New Law to reduce lawsuits – lets hope others follow suit

January 2, 2008,AEDT

In Hawaii a law has recently been introduced that requires complaints against engineers, surveyors and landscape architects registered in Hawaii to be filed first with the state’s Design Claim Conciliation Panel. The introduction of this law will reduce the number of frivolous and fraudulent lawsuits against professionals. The state of | Read More

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