ADB to help China fight desert drift

January 15, 2008,AEDT

China is getting outside help for a project to stop the alarming spread of deserts in its western interior that causes siltation of the Yellow River, the Asian Development Bank said Saturday. Manila-based ADB said it will help Beijing design a project to restore the severely degraded drylands of Gansu | Read More

I just want to say one word to you: sustainability – SFGate.com

January 15, 2008,AEDT

During six years writing about architecture for The Chronicle, I’ve seen trends come and go. Glass is the new stucco. Towers are taller and some of them twist. Celebrity architects spend as much time on self-promotion as serious design. But here’s the trend that sticks, the one lasting change: Visual | Read More

Cape Wind project gets a lift from environmental impact report | Rhode Island news | Rhode Island news | projo.com | The Providence Journal

January 15, 2008,AEDT

The wind farm proposed by Cape Wind Associates LLC for Nantucket Sound off the coast of Massachusetts would have mostly “negligible” or “minor” adverse impacts on the environment, recreation, tourism and property values, according to a major report released yesterday by the federal agency in charge of the project’s permitting | Read More

Another museum that’s a work of art – The Boston Globe

January 15, 2008,AEDT

All over the country – all over the world, in fact – cities are building new art museums, or enlarging the ones they have.more stories like this A surge of new buildings like this, all of a single kind, doesn’t occur very often. What our blizzard of museums reminds you | Read More

Orlando approves $27.1M for performing-arts-center architects

January 15, 2008,AEDT

Orlando approved a contract Monday with the Dallas company that will lead the team of architects designing the new downtown performing arts center. The contract between HKS Architects Inc. and the Dr. P. Phillips Performing Arts Center is worth $27.1 million. The arts center will pay HKS a base fee | Read More

China’s cities: faster, bigger, better?

January 12, 2008,AEDT

Today Pudong has joined Manhattan and the City of London as one of the world’s foremost business hubs. Countless other Chinese cities are determined to follow in Shanghai’s steps. Cities have been the engines of China’s economic growth, contributing 70% of its annual gross domestic product. But they are also | Read More

N.Y. leads USA in green construction

January 12, 2008,AEDT

Two days ago, the Verdesian, a 26-story rental building developed by the Albanese Organization, became the first multi-family, residential high-rise building in the United States to receive Platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) status from the U.S. Green Building Council. Five years ago, the Solaire, built by the | Read More

Our endangered coast – Australia

January 12, 2008,AEDT

COASTAL development, rising sea levels, increasing storm surges and a vocal community are a potent political mix. The climate change debate has rightly focused on the critical need to reduce carbon emissions but inadequate attention is being given to what we need to do in terms of adaptation to climate | Read More

A city in the mapping – Chennai

January 12, 2008,AEDT

Gargi Gupta from Business Standard weighs the pros and cons of  the second master plan and MAP Chennai Region help the city overcome the problems of rapid urbanisation? You know the truism about the best laid plans of mice and men? Nowhere does it apply more than in the area | Read More

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