3XN Transforms a Brown Site into a Green One

February 20, 2008,AEST

A brownfield in Norway will be going green, literally, thanks to a new master plan that calls for a rolling green roof to shelter a cultural center. The Danish architecture firm 3XN beat out Henning Larsen Architects, Niels Torp, L2 | Read More

Zimbabwe: Clear Policy on Urban Agriculture Vital

February 19, 2008,AEST

Harare City Council must have a clear-cut policy on urban agriculture that takes into consideration the need to conserve the environment and the contribution of urban farming towards household food security. Haphazard urban farming has negatively impacted on the environment | Read More

$39million for new international terminal in Wellington, NZ

February 19, 2008,AEST

Wellington Airport’s new $39 million international passenger terminal has been designed to look like rocks, echoing its location on Wellington’s south coast. The building, designed by Wellington architects Studio Pacific Architecture, and Christchurch’s Warren and Mahoney, is the second stage | Read More

Group Five sees urban risks

February 19, 2008,AEST

Pretoria – Group Five believes housing and property developments on the edge of urban areas could be at risk because of a lack of power, but the listed construction and engineering group thinks Eskom’s capacity problems have been exaggerated. Group | Read More

Urban congestion: the problem is cars, not trucks in Australia

February 19, 2008,AEST

Urban congestion: the problem is cars, not trucks The congestion in Australia’s cities is mainly due to motorists in their cars, not truckies in their cabs, the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, Anthony Albanese, told Parliament. | Read More

Garden City lands eyed for urban food research

February 19, 2008,AEST

Brian Lewis looks at ‘farm to plate’ in Richmond British Columbia, Canada and how garden cities can help Read more @ Canada.com – Garden City lands eyed for urban food research.

Cameroon: Douala Urban Council Enters Urban Transport

February 19, 2008,AEST

For the first time in the history of the Douala Urban Council, the council has entered urban transport business. The council has bought 38 percent of the shares of ‘Sociéte Camerounaise de Transport Urbain’, SOCATUR, which is the lone authorised | Read More

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