Brings a new meaning to the concept of ‘Green Roof’

April 10, 2008,AEDT

Sod is not the only green substance growing on King’s Court English College House’s recently-installed green roof. A King’s Court resident was arrested yesterday after maintenance staff discovered he was growing marijuana on the college house’s roof, which was completed this January. Read more @ the Source: The Daily Pennsylvanian | Read More

Discovery Green Park awash in ‘Sunchronicity of Color’

April 8, 2008,AEDT

Acclaimed Texas artist Margo Sawyer’s geometric work “Synchronicity of Color” was dedicated at Houston’s new downtown park, Discovery Green. City Council Member James Rodriguez, Dawn Ullrich, director of the City of Houston Convention & Entertainment Facilities Department, Jonathon Glus, CEO of Houston Arts Alliance, Guy Hagstette, president of Discovery Green | Read More

Sustainable Urbanization in the Information Age

April 6, 2008,AEDT

The Sustainable Urbanization in conference addresses the global challenges posed by rapid urbanization and its impact on global warming and the natural environment – from poverty and inequality to natural and manmade disasters – by calling for better sustainable planning for urban growth. The conference will be held during Earth | Read More

Urban agriculture exploding in Vancouver

April 6, 2008,AEDT

As our cities grew and our housing settlements changed, we began to separate the places where we live from the places where food is grown. The average North American food item now travels 1,500 kilometres to reach the grocery store shelves. The quest for a more sustainable way of living | Read More

Can eco-density be beautiful? – Crosscut Seattle

March 29, 2008,AEDT

Can eco-density be beautiful? By Adele Weder Vancouver, B.C. wrestles with how to make new buildings and greater density produce better, less uniform architecture. It turns out nobody has a very clear image of what that would look like. …..Nobody has a clue what an eco-dense city will actually look | Read More

UIC release Sustainable Urbanism Guide

March 27, 2008,AEDT

The University of Illinois at Chicago’s City Design Center has produced a 96-page electronic publication illustrating ideas for green development in Garfield Park as a case study for use by Chicago neighborhoods and individuals. “Green Schemes: Sustainable Urbanism for Garfield Park” presents 80 concepts such as filtration gardens, narrowed roadways, | Read More

Wheelchairs teach street lesson

March 27, 2008,AEDT

 The people who design New York’s streets and sidewalks found out what it’s like to roll on someone else’s wheels Wednesday. “It was very difficult,” said landscape architect Steve MacAvery as he stepped out of the wheelchair he’d used to travel about a hundred yards up State Street and back. | Read More

Weep for Urban Renewal

March 24, 2008,AEDT

As fantastic as our annual Doors Open weekend (May 26, 27) has been in giving us a chance to tour a vast number of wonderful buildings, it’s also a reminder of the vast number of wonderful buildings we won’t get to see. Of the more than 20,000 structures that were | Read More

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