Eco-village challenges urban limit – National Business Review (NBR) New Zealand

A consortium including CDL Land, Foodstuffs (South Island) and Ngai Tahu is seeking a plan change for a significant new residential subdivision just north of Christchurch city limits in Prestons Rd….has potential for up to 6000 residents in 2500 homes.

Read more @ the SOURCE: National Business Review (NBR) New Zealand  – Eco-village challenges urban limit

Going native right for Aotea Square, claims landscape architect

A native planting theme makes a nice, simple statement for Aotea Square, says landscape architect Rod Barnett.

Mr Barnett, part of the team that has come up with a proposed $25 million makeover of Aotea Square, yesterday hit back at criticism over the loss of flower beds and exotic trees.

Read more @ the SOURCE: Going native right for Aotea Square, claims landscaper – 06 Aug 2008 – NZ Herald: New Zealand National news.

A rare chance to get the Sydney’s waterfront right – smh.com.au

Whether called Barangaroo, East Darling Harbour or the historically evocative Hungry Mile, the site is Sydney’s greatest opportunity in a century to rethink the relationship between the city and harbour.

Read more @ the SOURCE: smh.com.auA rare chance to get the city’s waterfront right 

Planning should ‘steer away from cars’ – The Dominion Post

We should be thinking about re-organising our cities, suburbs, and the way we live, to become less dependent on the car, an architect says.

To facilitate this, the vast sums currently spent on roads, water and drainage should instead be used to redevelop towns and cities so people can live more sustainably, Johann Bernhardt says.

Read more @ the SOURCE: Planning should ‘steer away from cars’ – Greenzone – environmental news – The Dominion Post.

$400m windfarm approved

Otago Daily has reported that a $400m NZD ($295m USD) Mahinerangi windfarm proposed by Trustpower has been approved by the Environment Court.

Read more @ the SOURCE: Otago Daily

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