EVERGREEN BRICK WORKS – Construction starts on $55 million Evergreen Brick Works project

“Evergreen Brick Works, Canada’s first large-scale
environmental discovery centre, took a big step closer to becoming reality at
a groundbreaking event held today. Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance; Aileen Carroll, Ontario Minister of Culture; David Miller, Mayor of the City of Toronto; ……and students from Cassandra Public School, planted trees and broke ground signalling the start of construction for this innovative community project. Evergreen Brick Works will open in spring 2010.

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SOURCE: CNW Group | EVERGREEN BRICK WORKS | Construction starts on $55 million Evergreen Brick Works project.

St. Louis arch: Preservation vs. revitalization – SFGate.com

SFGate.com reports

“For decades, the vaulting curve of stainless steel known as the Gateway Arch has risen above the Mississippi River.

The 91-acre park around the arch, however, is another matter.

……..opponents note that the grounds, designed by the landscape architect Dan Kiley, belong not just to the people of St. Louis but to all Americans.”

read the full article @ the [SOURCE: Sfgate.com – St. Louis arch: Preservation vs. revitalization].

Green Plot Ratio: Environmental planning of cities – The Daily Star

Faysal Kabir Shuvo from the Daily Star writes

“Weeks ago I went through the article ‘Blazing Dhaka: An urban heat island’ written by one of my departmental fellows in The Daily Star. It should undoubtedly be a great concern for the urban experts. The UHI is the worse outcome of urban metabolism process (exchange and transformation of material and energy flow) and is very much explicit in most of the densely built urban environments.”

read the full article @ the [SOURCE: The Daily Star]

How city living fights the waistband sprawl

Sydney Morning Herald reports

“THE closer you live to the city, the better chance you have of being trim, a study of Sydney suburbs has found.

University of NSW researchers, in conjunction with the NSW Department of Health, examined residents in 40 local government areas across Sydney.

They found those living in the outer suburbs were 30 to 50 per cent more at risk of being overweight and 40 to 60 per cent less likely to be physically active than their inner-city counterparts.”

read the full article at the SOURCE:  smh.com.au – Health – LifeAndStyle

Urban otters join foxes and squirrels in Britain’s towns and cities – Telegraph

Telegraph reports

“They were driven to the edge of extinction by pollution, but now otters are staging a comeback that is seeing them even move into Britain’s towns and cities.”

Read the full article @ the SOURCE: Telegraph.co.uk – Urban otters join foxes and squirrels in Britain’s towns and cities

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