Winnipeg Free Press reports
“It may be only 700 metres wide but the redevelopment of the Red River Floodway will be bigger than 16 Assiniboine Parks by the time it’s finished in a decade or two.
Jeff Frank, the landscape architect of the proposed development, said 250 metres on either side of the 48-kilometre portion of the channel between St. Norbert and Lockport will be revitalized, with a combination of nature and recreation-friendly amenities. It will cover about 6,500 acres, dwarfing the 400 acres belonging to Assiniboine park, he said.”
[SOURCE: Winnipeg Free Press – Floodway to feature recreation, forests, hills]
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Geoff Maslen of The Age reports
“Ian Weir is baffled. Why is it that local authorities in Australia are so blase about having residents in fire-prone landscapes?
Dr Weir earned his PhD at the University of Western Australia after seven years of research that has resulted in a “bushfire responsive house” ….A practising architect who now lectures in landscape architecture at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Dr Weir is horrified at the destruction and loss of life in the Victorian fires…….”
[SOURCE: theage.com.au – Fire-safe designs for the future]
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Contract Magazine reports
“RTKL, the international architecture, planning and design firm, reports that Mirdif City Center, located on Dubai’s Eastern growth corridor, is on track for a late-2009 opening and
is expected to be the region’s first eco-friendly retail center.”
[SOURCE: Contract Magazine – RTKL-Designed Dubai Mirdif Center on Target for 2009 Opening]