Boston, Cambridge recognized as green cities

February 16, 2008,AEST

Two Massachusetts cities made the top 10 list in the March issue of Popular Science’s 50 most innovative cities in the U.S. Boston was ranked third — behind San Francisco and Portland, Ore. — and Cambridge sixth on the list | Read More

ULI Asks: ‘Can Stand-Alone Malls Survive?’

February 16, 2008,AEST

The stand-alone mall isn’t dead. It’s just dysfunctional. That was one of the sentiments expressed at an Urban Land Institute panel that tackled the question, “Can stand-alone malls survive?” The question was posed Thursday, during ULI’s annual Reinventing Retail conference | Read More

High density plan for Midrand

February 16, 2008,AEST

GAUTRAIN station precinct, complete with a housing development similar to Cosmo City, is to be developed in Midrand. Located parallel to the K11 road and close to Grand Central Airport, the precinct will comprise of a rapid rail station and | Read More

MoMA and P.S.1 Announce Young Architect Winner

February 16, 2008,AEST

The Museum of Modern Art and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center announced the winner of the ninth annual MoMA/P.S.1 Young Architects Program: WORK Architecture Company from New York. This year, five finalists selected by a closed nomination process were asked to | Read More

Blow for wind farm proposals

February 16, 2008,AEST

PLANS for a controversial wind farm near Pontefract have been slammed by a Wakefield Council consultant.The news has come as a massive boost to local pressure groups fighting a dogged campaign to see off the plans by developers Banks Developments. | Read More

A Landscape in Winter, Dying Heroically

February 1, 2008,AEST

ON a cold January afternoon in this tiny village near the German border, the garden designer Piet Oudolf put on a heavy coat and led the way out of the 1850s farmhouse he shares with his wife, Anja, and into | Read More

Seaside the good the bad the ugly of New Urbanism

February 1, 2008,AEST

Seaside, Fla. might have been the backdrop town of Seahaven in the Oscar-nominated film “The Truman Show”, but some of the problems developers faced while creating the new-urbanist beachside community were anything but picturesque. The Urban Land Institute heard about | Read More

Managing Traffic in the Urban Age

January 31, 2008,AEST

The human species is, at this moment, in the process of becoming a mainly urban animal after a thousand generations spent mainly in rural conditions. Many economists and sociologists see this trend as our potential salvation in a world heading | Read More

Iran News – Iran joins IFLA

January 31, 2008,AEST

Iranian Association of Greenery Engineers has joined the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA), Iran Daily reported. A team of experts headed by IFLA president, Diane Menzies visited Iran on January 25 to become familiar with landscape design in the | Read More

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