Get ready Sydney: high-rise suburbs coming – smh.com.au

Sydney Morning Herald reports that “SYDNEY will be reinvented as a high-density metropolis serviced by mass-transit subways under a transport blueprint being developed by senior state and federal government bureaucrats.

Powerful new legislation underpinning a proposed metro network costing $13 billion will enable transport and planning officials to reshape the inner suburbs of Sydney, paving the way for apartment towers as high as 15 storeys as well as large-scale retail and office blocks.”

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Sugar plant worries ships will wake condo owners – TheStar.com

But planners say a mixed-use strategy that includes grit of industry is key to vibrant Toronto waterfront

[SOURCE: TheStar.com | GTA | Sugar plant worries ships will wake condo owners].

Urban development guidelines published – The Irish Times

“Statutory planning guidelines on development in urban areas were launched on Dec 31, 2008 by Irish Minister for the Environment John Gormley.”

[SOURCE: The Irish Times – “Urban development guidelines published”]

Starting Over – Twin Cities Metro Magazine

One month after the 35W bridge collapse, the buzz in local architecture circles was that a new landmark structure should and could be built,

[SOURCE: TWIN CITIES Metro Magazine – “Starting Over”]

City looks for ways to trim tree costs – Recordnet.com:

Recordnet.com reports

“Before the City Council held its final meeting of the year Dec. 16, the council’s legislative and environmental committee convened at City Hall to discuss the city’s bid to shift responsibility for street tree maintenance to homeowners, a measure intended to save $189,000 annually and, council members said, to maintain Stockton’s street trees better.”

[SOURCE: Recordnet.com: City looks for ways to trim tree costs].

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