Scientists unveil plant DNA barcode

Telegraph reports

Scientists meeting at the third International Barcode of Life conference in Mexico City last week have agreed on a region of DNA that will be used to identify plants by genus in a new system of codification.

Although genetic “barcoding” of animals, which allows scientists to identify animals from a small section of their DNA, is already well-established, the system has until now not worked for plant species.

SOURCE: Telegraph – Scientists unveil plant DNA barcode

Design Intelligence releases America’s Best Architecture Design Schools 2010

Design Intelligence has released its latest edition of the America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools 2010.
The guide ranks schools from across America and is determined by practitioners.
The guide gives the top 20 landscape architecture design schools and new for this year gives America’s world-class schools of landscape architecture. The guide also gives information about the best Architecture, Industrial Design, Interior Design Schools in America

For more information go to Design Intelligence – America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools 2010


Conference – 6th Urban Regeneration and Sustainability Conference

This Conference aims to address the many inter-related aspects of the urban environment from transport and mobility to social exclusion and crime prevention. The meeting will build on the contributions made in previous conferences, which successfully managed to provide an international view of the problems facing modern cities and their solutions.

14 – 16 April 2010
La Coruña, Spain

More info
http://www.wessex.ac.uk/10-conferences/the-sustainable-city-2010.html

Conference – 6th European Sustainable Cities & Towns Conference

6th European Sustainable Cities & Towns Conference, which will take place in, on 19-21 May 2010.

The Dunkerque 2010 conference will explore how local sustainability can represent an answer to the current economic, social and climate challenges and how it can be further implemented at the European level under the actual financial and political frameworks. It will also offer a unique opportunity to assess and push forward the progress and achievements of European local governments in the field of sustainable development.

Dunkirk(Dunkerque), France

More info

http://www.dunkerque2010.org/

Conference – Dilemmas in Contemporary Landscape Architecture (Slovenia)

International Conference Dilemmas in Contemporary Landscape Architecture

Department of Landscape Architecture (Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana) is organizing an international conference titled “Dilemmas In Contemporary Landscape Architecture” in Ljubljana (Slovenia),

November 20, 2009
More information
http://www.bf.uni-lj.si/en/landscape-architecture/about/presentation.html

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