Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange Goes Green

May 17, 2008,AEST

In a collaborative effort between Navy Region Hawaii, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Hawaii, and the Navy Exchange (NEX), a practical landscape design using environmentally-friendly vegetation and xeriscaping is being implemented at the Pearl Harbor NEX. Many of the plants | Read More

Councils face tight rules on planning –

May 9, 2008,AEST

COUNCILS will be policed to ensure they consider planning laws and policies such as the Melbourne 2030 planning blueprint when dealing with new building projects. This follows a scathing report on the state’s planning approvals process by the Victorian Auditor-General’s | Read More

Hungry Mile wasteland warning

April 17, 2008,AEST

THE man advising New York on how to revamp its public spaces has slammed the NSW Government’s plan for the former Hungry Mile site, warning it will become “fearsome at night” and a “wasteland” on weekends and public holidays. The | Read More

NZILA 2008 Awards announced

April 6, 2008,AEST

Supreme Awards (Highest Award)George Malcolm Supreme Award was won by Isthmus Group in association with Studio Pacific Architecture for Kumototo Wharf Development, Wellington Waterfront Category: Landscape Design Urban Design Charlie Challenger Supreme Award was won by Boffa Miskell Ltd for | Read More

Bigger cities means more poverty says UN

March 21, 2008,AEST

Urbanisation in the Asia-Pacific region has driven up poverty, says the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (Escap). The agency’s latest yearbook showed that with an increase in urbanisation and growth, urban poverty had also worsened. | Read More

The triumph of ugliness – National –

March 21, 2008,AEST

Are Australians visually illiterate? That’s the question that architects, designers and their critics have been pondering since the first convict staggered ashore, whacked up a bark humpy on the edge of Sydney Harbour, hung an emoh ruo sign on the | Read More

Caught out by an urban time bomb

March 11, 2008,AEST

Rural towns – even places like Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Kalgoorlie and Wadeye – are urban time bombs. Their fast-growing indigenous communities represent the biggest challenge facing policymakers in Canberra, Sydney and Darwin. They discovered that the influx of Aborigines | Read More

Planning without the greed | The Australian

February 26, 2008,AEST

BETH Morgan is the Britney Spears of the planning world.The former Wollongong City Council planning officer’s sad story of self-destruction will serve as a cautionary tale to men and women in town planning courses across the country. Hopefully, they don’t | Read More

Traffic chaos tipped by 2020 :

February 25, 2008,AEST

A 40 per cent increase in Perth traffic by 2020 predicted by the Federal Government could lead to chaos on the city’s roads, with congestion tipped to add an extra eight minutes to a 20km journey. The Federal Bureau of | Read More

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