New Estidama website launched – AMEinfo.com

AMEinfo reports

“The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC)has launched the new web site version of Estidama – sustainability in Arabic…….The state-of-the-art online portal includes a number of interactive tools that allow users home page customization according to their bespoke needs and specialized interests on sustainability issues.”

[SOURCE: AMEinfo – New Estidama online resource to foster sustainability knowledge and dialogue]

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I Dream of Denver – NYTimes.com – Op-ed piece by David Brooks

David Brooks is a Op-Ed Columnist for NYTimes.com where he wrote about where Americans would like to live in the USA:

“You may not know it to look at them, but urban planners are human and have dreams. One dream many share is that Americans will give up their love affair with suburban sprawl and will rediscover denser, more environmentally friendly, less auto-dependent ways of living.”

To read the remainder of this great piece go to the [SOURCE: NYTimes.com – Op-Ed Columnist – I Dream of Denver] 

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Let’s have an Olympic legacy like this – Evening Standard

Rowan Moore of the Evening Standard writes

“The legacy masterplan is the work of three practices, EDAW, Allies and Morrison, and the Dutch KCAP. All have a reputation for competence and professionalism………”

[SOURCE: Evening Standard – Let’s have an Olympic legacy like this]

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Shohei Shigematsu OMA New York Video

Arch Daily interviewed Shohei Shigematsu of OMA New York office. Interesting video that we found through an interesting site called D A S which has some great information.

Video SOURCE: OMA NY by Archdaily from david basulto on Vimeo.

SOURCE: Archdaily via DAS

Placing of new pedestrian bicycle bridge Twist – West 8

West 8 reports

“Last Wednesday the new pedestrian bicycle bridge ‘The Twist’, designed by West 8, was placed at its final destination at the shores of the Vlaardingse Vaart in Vlaardingen, The Netherlands. The transportation and the lowering onto pilings and notch piers, accurate to a millimeter, was an impressive sight and attracted hundreds of spectators. The iconic bridge will officially open to allow pedestrians to cross the Vlaardingse Vaart in April 2009 and will be a crucial link within the regional bicycle path network.”

SOURCE: West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture / news / Placing of new pedestrian bicycle bridge Twist

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