Dubai Municipality undertakes 109 landscape projects

January 22, 2008,AEDT

Dubai Municipality has announced that it will undertake this year 109 landscape and beautification projects worth Dhs463 million which will include development of the existing six public parks, setting up of 21 neighbourhood parks, 23 community facilities, four Ponds Parks and several other beautification projects. This was revealed by Eng. | Read More

Grand green vision for S.F.’s Parkmerced

January 21, 2008,AEDT

The owners of San Francisco’s Parkmerced want to add nearly 5,700 homes to the World War II-era rental housing complex, an ambitious renovation that could rank as one of the greenest in the country. Over 20 years, the developer says, the minimum $1.2 billion project would take the 115-acre property | Read More

Brown offers China green incentive

January 20, 2008,AEDT

Prime Minister Gordon Brown has promised China £50 million in aid for “green” technology as he seeks to switch the focus of his visit to the country to climate change. The Prime Minister has promised at least that sum will be handed out to support investment in energy efficiency, so-called | Read More

Rare plant halts Sydney development

January 18, 2008,AEDT

An investment company bought the 181ha former Air Services Australia site at Cranebrook in 2004, intending to subdivide and develop it for 1800 new residents. Since then, a number of rare and threatened plants and animals have been found on the land.The state environment department specifically recommended in 2006 that | Read More

Work Underway To Transform City Square

January 18, 2008,AEDT

Work to transform Preston’s prestigious Winckley Square is now underway. The City Council and the Preston Vision Board have been given cash from the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA), and the Landscape Institute to re-design the square, making it a more attractive and encouraging people to use it as a | Read More

Green light for transit after years of stagnation

January 18, 2008,AEDT

In year-end reviews, writers and pundits on urban affairs often missed a very important transformation that occurred in 2007, one that will have reverberations possibly for generations to come. This change has come in the politics of public transit. Fast forward to 2007 when the City of Toronto announced an | Read More

Museums of art – Kyu Sung Woo

January 18, 2008,AEDT

Kyu Sung Woo Architects, an international architectural practice headquartered in Cambridge, Mass. has designed the new Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Overland Park, KS. The museum, home to a significant collection of contemporary artists including: Dana Schutz, Kehinde Wiley, Uta Barth, Kerry James Marshall and Do-Ho Suh, will bring | Read More

Holl to design new arts neighbourhodd at Princeton

January 17, 2008,AEDT

Steven Holl Architects, an award-winning firm with extensive experience in the arts, has been selected to design the initial academic buildings for Princeton University’s new arts and transit neighborhood. The firm, with offices in New York and Beijing, is led by Steven Holl, who was named America’s Best Architect by | Read More

Improper development spied from sky

January 17, 2008,AEDT

Comparing old and new aerial photographs, state environmental officials last year spotted a suspicious-looking change in the landscape in Methuen, near the Dracut line. In July, they visited a horse stable on Tyler Street and confirmed that the owner had graded and filled wetlands without a permit, in violation of | Read More

Library building is taking shape – Wales

January 17, 2008,AEDT

A BOLT was tightened on the roof of Cardiff’s new central library to mark a milestone in work on the project. The new library will include study spaces, reading areas, meeting rooms and the latest educational materials, information and entertainment. The fit-out begins later this year with the opening earmarked | Read More

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