Poor urban planning making Kenya become one big slum

December 3, 2007,AEDT

By 2012 it is estimated that 65 per cent of Kenya’s population will be living in urban areas. This is also in line with global trends where actually the majority of the world’s population will be living in urban centres in the next 10 or so years. Nationmedia.com Poor urban | Read More

Abu Dhabi urban planning council demonstrates progress plan for 2030

December 3, 2007,AEDT

The Urban Planning Council (UPC) of Abu Dhabi held a press conference today to showcase the milestones achieved on the Shahama – Saadiyat highway, which will link Abu Dhabi Island, Shahama through Yas and Saadiyat Island. As the capital enters its next phase of development and regeneration, it is critical | Read More

U.N. global warming conference kicks off – Dec. 3, 2007

December 3, 2007,AEDT

BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Faced with melting polar ice caps and worsening droughts, climate experts at a massive U.N. conference Monday urged quick action toward a new international pact stemming an increasingly destructive rise in world temperatures. U.N. global warming conference kicks off – Dec. 3, 2007.

Metro: Integrating Habitats. A design competition.

December 3, 2007,AEDT

Integrating Habitats. A design competition. Planning and stewardship › Land and development › Nature-friendly development › Integrating Habitats. A design competition. Integrating Habitats calls for innovative, visionary design proposals that combine design excellence, ecological stewardship and economic enterprise. Metro: Integrating Habitats. A design competition.. Tags: Intergrating+Habitats, Development, USA, Architecture

Bali talks to seek global climate deal in 2009

December 2, 2007,AEDT

BALI, Indonesia (Reuters) – Delegates from about 190 nations gathered in Bali on Sunday to try to build on a “fragile understanding” that the fight against global warming needs to be expanded to all countries with a deal in 2009. more at Reuters

Fragmented Nature – New Herzog & de Meuron Project

December 2, 2007,AEDT

The new Miami Art Museum has the potential to be a breathtaking, beautiful building, one that could simultaneously express new ideas about architecture and its place in the environment and pay homage to the rhythms, climate and patterns of Miami. The design proposal unveiled Friday is pretty enthralling. It is | Read More

A walk in progress

December 2, 2007,AEDT

A tour of the (more or less) finished sections of the new Greenway reveals that intentions have been met – and missed There might as well be three Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenways. That’s how varied are the segments into which it’s divided. Each was designed by a different landscape architect. | Read More

Landscape architecture business continues to bloom

December 1, 2007,AEDT

Despite a gloomy forecast that the national housing market will continue to slump, most top economists agree that Texas — The forecast is equally rosy for landscape architecture firms who report they are just as busy as or even busier than before more at Fort Worth Business Press

2014 Games Village developers announced

December 1, 2007,AEDT

Quintain, Kier Residential or Urban Splash line up for £245m Commonwealth Games scheme. The £245m scheme, on the banks of the river Clyde, will include 1,500 residential units. Kier Residential and Quintain are understood to have expressed an interest in developing it. Sources close to the scheme said Urban Splash’s | Read More

Landscape Institute Awards

December 1, 2007,AEDT

The awards comprised a total of 14 categories, including design, planning and research with 40 schemes either recognised as the winner, highly commended or commended. Winning schemes were as geographically diverse as the Dongtan Eco City in China and the Westergasfabriek Park in Amsterdam. more at Landscape Institute

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