Mexico City road project pits rich against richer – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times reports

“Mexico City’s elite is up in arms over plans to build roadway tunnels and overpasses through lovely suburban neighborhoods, a project that critics say would push the city’s destructive sprawl into forests and a vital aquifer when fresh air and water are already scarce.”

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“Abu Dhabi continues unabated with urban and outdoor landscaping projects – Zawya

ZAWYA.com reports

Abu Dhabi continues to invest in the development of outdoor landscaping in the capital, despite the less than favourable economic conditions the world is currently facing. The ‘Plan Abu Dhabi 2030’ which was introduced last year ensures that landscaping development in the emirates continues, and plans for a national park with both green and sand belts. The Government has introduced the ‘Green Gradient’ concept, ensuring green development throughout the emirate in increasing levels.

SOURCE: ZAWYA.com – Abu Dhabi continues unabated with urban and outdoor landscaping projects

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EDAW singled proposal singled out for Wilmington Air Park

Cincinnati Enquirer reports

“Some 430 new jobs would be created in Wilmington through a $5.7 million investment by Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services Inc., a new venture of ABX Air’s parent Air Transport Services Group Inc.

On Tuesday, a task force pursuing redevelopment of the Wilmington Air Park recognized three responses by 19 firms to its request last year for development ideas. Those ideas ranged from a regional passenger airport to an alternative-energy manufacturing center.

The task force singled out:

A proposal by San Francisco-based EDAW/ AECOM in cooperation with Economic Research Associates, CB Richard Ellis, McGill Smith Punshon and MSI Planning.

Paul Moyer, vice president and principal for EDAW Inc., noted that the process of redevelopment must unfold over time.

“Wilmington must look at all alternatives, and make no short-term decisions that may limit long-term options regarding this very important asset,” he said.”

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New practice voted ‘Landscape Architects of the Year 2009’ – Scottish Architecture

Scottish Architecture reports

rankinfraser landscape architecture have celebrated the end of their first year in practice by being voted as Landscape Architects of the Year 2009 in Prospect Magazine’s ‘Best of the Professions
Survey’.

The Edinburgh based practice was established in January 2008 by Chris Rankin and Kenny Fraser and
has developed a varied portfolio with projects ranging from Inverness to Bedford-shire.”

SOURCE: Scottish Architecture – New practice voted ‘Landscape Architects of the Year 2009’

Eco suburb plan unveiled for city – theage.com.au

theage.com.au reports

“A VISION for a suburb of the future with no cars, an 80 per cent reduction in carbon emissions and the ability to grow its own food has been unveiled by a State Government-funded thinktank. And it could happen on a site just two kilometres from the centre of Melbourne” Australia

SOURCE: Eco suburb plan unveiled for city – theage.com.au

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