RTKL-Designed Dubai Mirdif Center on Target for 2009 Opening – Contract Magazine

Contract Magazine reports

“RTKL, the international architecture, planning and design firm, reports that Mirdif City Center, located on Dubai’s Eastern growth corridor, is on track for a late-2009 opening and
is expected to be the region’s first eco-friendly retail center.”

[SOURCE: Contract Magazine - RTKL-Designed Dubai Mirdif Center on Target for 2009 Opening]

Glasgow superhotel receives planning permission – Scottish Architecture

Scottish Architecture reports

“Aedas, has received planning consent for its masterplan, architectural and landscape design for Bothwell Plaza, in Bothwell Street Glasgow.

The completed scheme is set to be be the tallest commercial building in Glasgow. The 60,000 square metre, 18-storey development will comprise a mixed-use scheme including office, retail and leisure space and a five-star, 320-bed hotel.”

[SOURCE: Scottish Architecture - Glasgow superhotel receives planning permission]

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Local leaders work to achieve Chicago’s green urban planning legacy

Medill Reports

“A century after Daniel Burnham created “The Plan of Chicago” – considered the first comprehensive U.S. city planning document – local experts presenting at the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s annual meeting in Chicago still marvel at his foresight and the relevance of his message.”

[SOURCE: Medill Reports - Local leaders work to achieve Chicago's green urban planning legacy]

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New Estidama website launched – AMEinfo.com

AMEinfo reports

“The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC)has launched the new web site version of Estidama – sustainability in Arabic…….The state-of-the-art online portal includes a number of interactive tools that allow users home page customization according to their bespoke needs and specialized interests on sustainability issues.”

[SOURCE: AMEinfo - New Estidama online resource to foster sustainability knowledge and dialogue]

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I Dream of Denver – NYTimes.com – Op-ed piece by David Brooks

David Brooks is a Op-Ed Columnist for NYTimes.com where he wrote about where Americans would like to live in the USA:

“You may not know it to look at them, but urban planners are human and have dreams. One dream many share is that Americans will give up their love affair with suburban sprawl and will rediscover denser, more environmentally friendly, less auto-dependent ways of living.”

To read the remainder of this great piece go to the [SOURCE: NYTimes.com - Op-Ed Columnist - I Dream of Denver] 

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