Blue Is the New Green – – NYTimes.com

Allison Arieff in her Blog at the NYTimes.com looks at how water is becoming the new green now that oil has dropped to $60 a barrel.

Here is an excert from her blog “Although 70 percent of the earth is covered with water, just 3 percent of that water is fit for human consumption. This isn’t going to improve anytime soon. Failures in water-related infrastructure result in lost biodiversity, higher temperatures, increased flooding, massive impact on energy and unsafe, unsanitary water.”

Read more of Allison Arieff Blog @ the SOURCE: NYTimes.comBlue Is the New Green – Allison Arieff Blog

Wheels are turning for cycle hire

Ambitious plans to provide a cycle hire scheme in London by May 2010 are achievable according to a feasibility study released on the 18 November. Transport for London has now invited companies interested in running the scheme to get in touch with them.

SOURCE: Greater London Authority – Press Release.

DEVELOPMENT: Urban renewal’s upside – News Articles – Rochester City Newspaper

Despite a much-prized location in the center of downtown, Manhattan Square Park is still unknown to many people.

The five-acre site, which was designed by modernist architect Lawrence Halprin and opened to the public in 1974, has recently been recognized by the Cultural Landscape Foundation. Halprin’s design has received the organization’s Marvels of Modernism Award. The award highlights modernist landscapes, parks, plazas, and playgrounds – some in need of public attention and major restoration.

SOURCE: rochestercitynewspaper.com – DEVELOPMENT: Urban renewal’s upside – News Articles – Rochester City Newspaper.

UT Dallas breaks ground on major landscaping project | Richardson | pegasusnews.com

Pegasis News reports

“On Thursday, Nov. 20 at 2 p.m., there’ll be a groundbreaking ceremony adjacent to the McDermott Library on the campus of the University of Texas at Dallas.

The groundbreaking marks the start of a major landscaping project undertaken by the firm of Peter Walker and Partners, who have been contracted to spiff up the ol’ UTD grounds in welcoming and user-friendly fashion.”

SOURCE: Pegasus News – UPDATED: UT Dallas breaks ground on major landscaping project

City approves development plans for Publix – Dothan Eagle

Dothan Eagle(USA) reports

Some Dothan Planning Commissioners said it was among the best projects that has come before the board in 20 years in terms of reaching out to neighbors to protect their quality of life.

By putting in a 10-foot undisturbed buffer, a 30-foot landscaped berm, a 6-foot privacy fence, and a retention pond that is both fenced and stocked with bream to keep down the insects, Publix (retail)and Aronov Realty Management are proving to be good neighbors indeed.

SOURCE: Dothan EagleCity approves development plans for Publix |

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