Panel aims at improving urban design

An Urban Design Panel set up by the Christchurch(NZ) City Council is aiming to improve the quality and connectivity of city developments by offering free independent design reviews.

Read more @ the SOURCE: Scoop: Panel aims at improving urban design.

BDP to prepare master plan for Károlyi project

The new master plan for the Károlyi István City Centre in Újpest will be completed this month, with the investor commissioning BDP, Europe’s largest architectural design studio, for the task.

Read more @ the SOURCE: Napi Online.

Neighborhood Greenness Has Long Term Positive Impact on Kids’ Health

In the first study to look at the effect of neighborhood greenness on inner city children’s weight over time, researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and the University of Washington report that higher neighborhood greenness is associated with slower increases in children’s body mass over a two year period, regardless of residential density.

SOURCE: Indiana University – Neighborhood greenness has long term positive impact on kids’ health.

Observations about the urban Indian

An interesting look at Urban Indian culture from Aakar Patel

SOURCE: The News – Observations about the urban Indian.

Green roof for library – WalesOnline

DEVELOPERS have planted a grass roof on Cardiff’s new central library.

The sedum turf will help insulate the 55,000sq ft six-storey building in the winter and keep it cool in the summer.

read more @ WalesOnline – Greenroof for library

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