The Work of an Outsider – Metropolis Magazine

Metropolis Magazine talks with Landscape architect Tom Oslund about the making of a I-35 bridge memorial, his Zen time, and ecology vs. aesthetics.

read more @ the [SOURCE: Metropolis Magazine – The Work of an Outsider].

Brighter future for former pit villages – JournalLive

The Journal (Journallive.co.uk) reports

“AMBITIOUS regeneration projects totalling more than £25m have been unveiled in a masterplan aimed at giving a cluster of former Northumberland coalfield villages a brighter future.”

[SOURCE: Brighter future for former pit villages – JournalLive].

Tanzania develops transport masterplan for Dar es Salaam – The East African 

The East African reports

“Tanzania has released a transport policy and system development master plan for Dar es Salaam roads, which incorporates the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project.”

[SOURCE: The East African – Tanzania develops transport masterplan for Dar es Salaam].

UAE construction outlook still optimistic despite global crisis – Gulf News

Gulf News reports

“The demand for engineers, architects and senior managers in the construction industry in the UAE has slumped due to the global financial turmoil but has not halted, a construction recruitment company official said.”

[SOURCE: Gulfnews: UAE construction outlook still optimistic despite global crisis].

Urban farming school takes root

Vancouver Sun reports “A school of urban farming — a North American first — is finding fertile soil in Richmond.

Richmond’s parks, recreation, and cultural services committee has unanimously endorsed the concept of an urban farm school and directed staff to investigate city land for such a project, either at Terra Nova park at the west end of Westminster Highway, or the south end of Gilbert Road.”

[SOURCE: Vancouver Sun – Urban farming school takes root].

China Pavillion ready for its red paint

Workers finish construction yesterday on the concrete support structure for the Shanghai 2010 World Expo’s China Pavilion.

IMAGE CREDIT & SOURCE: Shanghai Daily

Winners of the RIBA Annie Spink Award 2008 announced

Professor Andrew MacMillan and Professor Isi Metzstein have been named as joint winners of the RIBA Annie Spink Award for Excellence in Architectural Education.

[SOURCE: RIBA – Winners of the RIBA Annie Spink Award 2008 announced].

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