The arduous journey to a new Silver Lake Reservoir path – LA Times

David Ng at the Los Angeles Times reports “A jogging route designed by Mia Lehrer’s firm helps open up a reservoir area to more public use — not necessarily a goal that pleases everyone.

For the last 10 years, Mia Lehrer + Associates has been making its mark on public-space projects throughout Southern California, with commissions in L.A. and Orange counties. Lehrer said the Silver Lake project ranks as one of the most satisfying but also frustrating experiences of her career.”

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Sellar Group in talks over 250 metre residential skycraper – CNplus.co.uk

Nick Whitten at CNplus.co.uk reports “Developers are understood to be holding talks with Mayor of London Boris Johnson over plans for 250 metre high skyscraper nicknamed the Breadsticks.

Sellar Property Group is reportedly working with Swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron on the plans for the three predominantly residential glazed towers at a site next to the Shard in London Bridge.”

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AILA Conference – Early Bird rate finishes JAN 30

The Australian Institute Landscape Architects(AILA) annual conference that will be held in Melbourne, May 7–9 2009 is about to close its early bird rate which is a saving of $110AUD (over 14% saving) on the full rate.

Go to Registration  today to get the early bird rate

For more information goto the conference website

Observatory owners plan to save 3 buildings -TheStar.com

The Star(Toronto) reports “Metrus, the company that purchased the sprawling David Dunlap Observatory lands from the University of Toronto last year, has finally publicly revealed which parts of the property it’s prepared to see preserved from development.”

[SOURCE: TheStar.com | GTA | Observatory owners plan to save 3 buildings]

Sustainability to be woven into new buildings – Gulfnews

Rayeesa Absal of Gulf News reports “Upcoming buildings in the capital will need to have a minimum level of sustainability woven into their design plan in order to enable developers to secure the approval of the authorities for any project, officials told Gulf News.

Moving a step ahead of the Estidama (sustainability in Arabic) initiative launched in 2008 by the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC), the council has unveiled a new development benchmark called Estidama Integrative Design Process (EIDP).”

{SOURCE: Gulfnews: Sustainability to be woven into new buildings}.

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