Helsinki City Council approves plan for 900-metre bridge across Kruunuvuorenselkä to Laajasalo

Helsingin Sanomat  reports that “Helsinki’s City Council approved plans to build a bridge for tram and light traffic that would span the area of water known as Kruunuvuorenselkä, dividing the eastern central part of the capital from suburbs such as Laajasalo.
The envisioned 900-metre bridge would be Helsinki’s longest and largest. By comparison, the Lapinlahti Bridge carrying the Länsiväylä urban motorway west is just 600 metres in length.”

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Atlanta a poor choice for real estate investing, report says | ajc.com

AJC.com reports that “the construction activity in Buckhead is “goofy.”

That description comes not from a disgruntled neighbor but the Urban Land Institute, a national organization of developers, many of whom are in Atlanta.

Buckhead absorbs less than 500,000 square feet of office space annually, but more than 2 million square feet is under construction, the report said.

ULI presented its annual Emerging Trends in Real Estate Report on Tuesday and once again Atlanta is portrayed as overbuilt and not a particularly attractive place to invest.”

SOURCE: ajc.com – Atlanta a poor choice for real estate investing, report says | ajc.com.

Quake relic park opens in Sichuan – Shanghai Daily

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

Penn State Outreach Program Wins National Award for ‘Rethinking Urban Poverty’ – MarketWatch

“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’

Australia could do more to promote public architecture: Woods Bagot head

“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.

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