Quebec transport planners hold on to their love of cars – The Gazette

The Gazette reports

“Montreal was designed around the car in the 20th century. In the new millennium, Mayor Gérald Tremblay’s administration has contradicted its own green rhetoric by faithfully following the past century’s ways – so far, at least. But that could change.

The Tremblay administration last week urged Quebec’s transport ministry, which is in charge of the $1.5-billion rebuilding project, to rethink its approach.”

[SOURCE: The Gazette – Quebec transport planners hold on to their love of cars].

Digital Cities: London´s Future

Date: 20 November – 24 January 2009

Digital Cities looks at how digital technology helps us understand and improve the planning and experience of our city.

Curated by
The Building Centre and Sir Terry Farrell

The Building Centre
Store Street
London
WC1E 7BT
T: +44 (0) 207 692 4000
www.buildingcentre.co.uk

[SOURCE: Building Centre – Events.

WSP GROUP USA TAKES TOP HONORS IN ANNUAL “HOT FIRMS” COMPETITION

WSP Group USA has been ranked No. 1 on the authoritative ZweigWhite list of fastest-growing engineering, environmental and architecture firms for 2008. This award reflects the firm’s consistent growth and success at outperforming the economy and their competitors to become market leaders.

WSP Group USA provides a broad range of speciality services to the energy, environmental, real estate, transportation and infrastructure sectors through four operating units: WSP Flack + Kurtz, WSP Cantor Seinuk, WSP SELLS and WSP Environment & Energy.

[SOURCE: Ewire.com – WSP GROUP USA TAKES TOP HONORS IN ANNUAL \HOT].

Moh Architects wins RIBA contest for Urban Splash’s Walsall waterfront regeneration – Building Design

Vienna-based Moh Architects has won the RIBA competition to design a new waterfront project in Walsall for Urban Splash.

[SOURCE: Building Design – Moh Architects wins RIBA contest for Urban Splash’s Walsall waterfront regeneration ] .

CREDIT - MOH ARCHITECTS

[IMAGE CREDIT MOH ARCHITECTS – IMAGE SOURCE: Building Design]

Plan designed to curb years of urban sprawl

Emily Le Coz of the daily journal (djournal.com)reports that

“Northeast Mississippi’s biggest city grew the way most cities have in the past few decades: Residential developments sprouted on the outskirts of town……

The first part of Tupelo’s new comprehensive plan aims to reverse that trend by favoring “orderly, efficient land use patterns” as opposed to the scattered land grab that has dominated the past several decades of growth.”

read more @ the [SOURCE: djournal.com].

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