THE first Sichuan earthquake relic park opened today in Qingchuan County of Guangyuan City.
The park covers nearly 50 square kilometers and includes five villages and one town, Chengdu Business Daily reported today.
The area was the most heavily damaged by the May 12 earthquake that measured 8.0 on the Richter scale. Thirty-six quake lakes formed within the park’s area and other geological formations created by the quake can be seen.
SOURCE: Shanghai Daily – Quake relic park opens in Sichuan
“The National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC) and the Outreach Scholarship Partnership has awarded Lakshman Yapa, a professor of geography in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Penn State, the 2008 C. Peter Magrath Engagement Award for his work with Rethinking Urban Poverty: the Philadelphia Field Project.”
SOURCE: MarketWatch – Penn State Outreach Program Wins National Award for ‘Rethinking Urban Poverty’
“The UK is more innovative in terms of promoting public architecture, Mark Kelly global director education and science at Woods Bagot told Architecture & Design.”
read more @ the SOURCE: Architecture & Design Australia could do more to promote public architecture: Woods Bagot head.
“The Metrobus transport line in Istanbul, which began one year ago as an intergration of the underground metro and regular city bus systems, has had more passengers than expected.”
read more @ the SOURCE: Hurriyet – Unbearable crowd for fast transport.
Ottawa Citizen reports that “Hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of Ottawa road projects will be postponed until at least the middle of the next decade or even cancelled to pay for the city’s new mass-transit plan, if city council follows its own staff’s advice.”
SOURCE: Ottawa Citizen – More transit, fewer roads in city’s new master plan.
VEGETABLE patches in the hallway and gardens on the rooftops are among the proposals being lined up for the redevelopment of Leith Docks.
The architects behind the framework for the massive development of the area want to introduce environmental aspects that will provide a “new way of living”.
SOURCE: Scotsman.com News – Architects look to raise the roof with green docks plans
The University’s International Environment Institute is hosting a seminar on the cultural landscapes of the Maltese islands between Tuesday and Friday, with the collaboration of the Ministry for Gozo and the Malta Environment and Planning Authority
For further details visit www.um.edu.mt/iei/events/culturallandscapes.
SOURCE: timesofmalta.com – Maintaining Malta’s distinctive landscapes.