Green policies can save credit crisis and the planet – The Canberra Times

“We need the environmental economists and others thinking outside the square to provide strategies and approaches to secure our social and ecological futures.”

read more @ the SOURCE: The Canberra TimesGreen policies can save credit crisis and the planet

Urban Planning Expert to head Australian Major Cities Unit

Ms Dorte Ekelund – a person with more than 25 years of urban planning experience – will head up the new Major Cities Unit within the Office of Infrastructure Australia.

As head of the Major Cities Unit, Ms Ekelund will advise government on urban design and development at a time when there is more pressure than ever before on our cities from challenges such as climate change, ageing infrastructure and population growth.

Read more @ australia.gov.au – URBAN PLANNING EXPERT TO HEAD MAJOR CITIES UNIT

East Darling Harbour (Barangaroo) – natural edge or city precinct?

Elizabeth Farrelly(sydney morning herald) takes a sharp look at the developments in the project process and the international design competition that never eventuated and has now got an ex-Prime Minister gunning for a natural edge.

Read more @ the SOURCE: Sydney Morning Herald – What’s it to be: a flair mile or plunder down under? – Elizabeth Farrelly.

AILA 2008 National Awards announced

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) today announced the winners of the 2008 National Awards in Landscape Architecture. Twenty seven projects were awarded, from a record ninety seven submissions.

The AILA 2008 Australian Medal for Landscape Architecture Recipient: Urban Initiatives Pty Ltd in association with Meinhardt Infrastructure & Environment Pty Ltd Coastal Towns Design Frameworks

 AILA 2008 National Landscape Architecture Award of Excellence Recipient: Taylor Cullity Lethlean with Paul Thompson The Australian Garden Stage One, Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne Category: Design

AILA 2008 National Landscape Architecture Award of Excellence Recipient: Urban Initiatives Pty Ltd Kubu River Hippos Exhibit Category: Land Management

 See the AILA website for other 2008 award winners

SOURCE: AILA E-Bulletin.

 

 

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

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