A cityscape for all walks of life – The National Newspaper

Jessica Hume of The National Newspaper talks to Robert Egan Landscape Architect about Abu Dhabi.

The article starts with “After completing a waterfront development project in China, the landscape architect Robert Egan is now working on a project in Abu Dhabi which involves turning a downtown car park into a mixed-use public space. Also an abstract landscape painter, Egan sees the connection between the natural and built environments as one of the most important elements of design.”

read the full article at the SOURCE:The National Newspaper –  A cityscape for all walks of life

Get ready Sydney: high-rise suburbs coming – smh.com.au

Sydney Morning Herald reports that “SYDNEY will be reinvented as a high-density metropolis serviced by mass-transit subways under a transport blueprint being developed by senior state and federal government bureaucrats.

Powerful new legislation underpinning a proposed metro network costing $13 billion will enable transport and planning officials to reshape the inner suburbs of Sydney, paving the way for apartment towers as high as 15 storeys as well as large-scale retail and office blocks.”

read the full article @ the [SOURCE smh.com.auGet ready: high-rise suburbs coming]

Sugar plant worries ships will wake condo owners – TheStar.com

But planners say a mixed-use strategy that includes grit of industry is key to vibrant Toronto waterfront

[SOURCE: TheStar.com | GTA | Sugar plant worries ships will wake condo owners].

Urban development guidelines published – The Irish Times

“Statutory planning guidelines on development in urban areas were launched on Dec 31, 2008 by Irish Minister for the Environment John Gormley.”

[SOURCE: The Irish Times – “Urban development guidelines published”]

Starting Over – Twin Cities Metro Magazine

One month after the 35W bridge collapse, the buzz in local architecture circles was that a new landmark structure should and could be built,

[SOURCE: TWIN CITIES Metro Magazine – “Starting Over”]

City looks for ways to trim tree costs – Recordnet.com:

Recordnet.com reports

“Before the City Council held its final meeting of the year Dec. 16, the council’s legislative and environmental committee convened at City Hall to discuss the city’s bid to shift responsibility for street tree maintenance to homeowners, a measure intended to save $189,000 annually and, council members said, to maintain Stockton’s street trees better.”

[SOURCE: Recordnet.com: City looks for ways to trim tree costs].

UA course offerings are increasingly green – www.azstarnet.com ®

azstarnet.com reports
“A towering cylinder holds rainwater on reserve, which feeds into a pond to irrigate a re-created desert ecosystem.
It is here, at the University of Arizona’s School of Architecture, where students use innovative building materials to adapt to a change in environmental awareness.”

SOURCE: AZSTARNET.COM – UA course offerings are increasingly green – www.azstarnet.com

Editor – UA offer Landscape Architecture courses

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