Helping graduates into work – Mayor of London

Today, the Mayor of London added 250 jobs to their graduate program although I couldn’t find a landscape architect job however the site gave great tools about the job market and how to approach it as a graduate.

Go to what can I do with my Landscape Architecture degree..?

SOURCE: Mayor of London | Helping graduates into work .

Firms submit plans for Port of Charleston’s Passenger Terminal

Charleston, SC – The effort to improve and enhance the Port of Charleston’s Passenger Terminal is advancing as six urban planning firms have submitted proposals to update a portion of the master plan for the terminal and the surrounding area.

The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) is seeking to upgrade the Passenger Terminal to more effectively meet new security requirements, as well as to better serve the market needs of its cruise customers.  To this end, the SCSPA and the City of Charleston have launched a collaborative effort and are working closely on the project.

On June 16, the SCSPA requested proposals from recognized planning and urban design firms that are familiar with and have worked within the City of Charleston.  Seven firms were asked to bid on updating a portion of the 1996 master plan that covers about nine acres in downtown Charleston around the Passenger Terminal.

The six firms that submitted plans by the Thursday deadline were:

The SCSPA and the City will jointly evaluate and select the winning firm in the coming weeks and will work with the firm and the community to update the plan by early 2010.  With the updated plan in hand, the SCSPA will seek development partners interested in portions or all of the nine acres.  This private-sector development will help fund improvements and upgrades to the Passenger Terminal.

The existing Passenger Terminal was built in 1971 and has served Charleston’s cruise business well over the years.  However, post-9/11 federal security requirements have introduced new facility requirements, while ship sizes have increased and passengers have greater expectations for cruise facilities.

Importantly, the project supports the SCSPA’s core mission of developing new maritime business.

SOURCE: SCSPA – PORT OF CHARLESTON

Valletta to lose 400 parking spots to Renzo Piano’s plans

Times of Malta reports

City Gate’s regeneration will see 400 parking spaces lost, the investments ministry said, and not 2,000 as claimed by the Chamber of Small and Medium Enterprises, GRTU.

The plans by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano will do away with the parking spaces in St James Ditch and Freedom Square, Valletta, an issue of concern for Valletta shop owners and office workers

SOURCE: Times of Malta – Valletta to lose 400 parking spots to Renzo Piano’s plans

BMI/pace hired for Parry Sound streetscape works

BMI/pace have been selected to upgrade the streets of Parry Sound as apart of the 2010 G8 Summit in Huntsville, Ontario.

The streetscape works are budgeted for $700,000 from the total $50-million G8 Legacy Infrastructure Fund. Most of the $50 million will be spent on the Expansion of Huntsville Centennial Centre to create G8 Centre, Huntsville budgeted at $16.7 million. (figures from Industry Canada)

VIA parrysound.com

Rotterdam Centraal Station construction has started – West 8

Rotterdam Centraal Station
Construction works on the new public transportation terminal at Rotterdam Central Station have started. In 2012 the station will have a spacious, comfortable and well accessible new terminal that can cope with the increased passenger flow. It is expected that over the next 15 years the average number of passengers will rise from 110.000 to 330.000.

SOURCE: West 8

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