A Canadian engineering and design company plans to acquire R.D. Zande & Associates, a Columbus-based business known for environmental and civil engineering.
Stantec Inc., a publicly traded company in Edmonton, Alberta, will pay an undisclosed amount of cash for R.D. Zande, 1500 Lake Shore Dr. The deal is expected to close in January.
The Columbus Dispatch : Zande joining global company.
DEVELOPMENT Tenants looking for offices in uptown’s record tight market will have trouble finding space for at least the next year.
“There is a positive side,” said economic development recruiter Justin Hunt at the Charlotte Chamber. “It shows the vibrancy of downtown and corroborates what we tell people — but from a pure product standpoint, it does make things difficult.”
Charlotte Observer | 12/06/2007 | Crowded city challenges business recruiters.
With its tightknit residential neighborhoods, its boulevards lined with cafes, shops, and parks, Boston officials for years have smugly considered the Hub the best city for a stroll.
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Hotel, tourist, and advertising executives two decades ago coined the phrase “America’s Walking City” and made it part of an international ad campaign. Mayor Thomas M. Menino is fond of calling the city “the most walkable in America.”
Most walkable city? Step in line, Boston – The Boston Globe.
Caitlin Jones and her fiancé, Evan Oxfeld, grew up in suburbs where getting anywhere worth going required a car. When they started looking for a home together, they wanted something different: walkability.
Walkable cities are newly desirable.
Trygg and other Minturn residents say that they welcome the Ginn Development Co.’s plan to build all of its buildings that are more than 20,000 square feet to green building standards.
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Ketchum was the first city in the state of Idaho to adopt regulations to preserve the integrity of the night sky, but city officials are considering amending the city’s Dark Sky Ordinance to provide for more leniency along the Fourth Street Heritage Corridor.
Idaho Mountain Express: City may amend Dark Sky Ordinance – December 5, 2007.
Responsible for nearly half the world’s greenhouse gas emissions – the building industry is the primary contributor to global warming. To address this issue, the national design community has called for an immediate 50 percent energy reduction in all new buildings — and the call-to-action is working. A recent success story is Alley24, a new mixed-use building in Seattle that in little more than one year of occupancy reduced the office building’s CO2 emissions within a few percentage points of the 50 percent target
NBBJ :: Sustainable Design Project Making Strides Against Global Warming.