Environmental Futures 08: Creating the Climate for Change (UK)

Location:QEII Conference Centre, London

Building on the success of environmental futures 07 this year’s conference will combine perspectives from government, business, the investment community and others to:
# Share the latest thinking and policies on the environment, with the focus on a low carbon economy and adaptation to built-in climate change.
# Debate the respective roles of government, business, the investment community, the technology sector and other groups in delivering real change.
# Uncover the mechanisms and measures that will incentives and accelerate progress and stimulate wider behavior change.

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The Long View – Metropolis Magazine

Andrew Blum of Metropolis Magazine has written a excellent article on James Corner and his work as a landscape architect and pushing the profession of landscape architecture to the forefront of design.

This article is a must read at Metroplis Magazine – The Long View.

Kimbell Art Museum reveals $70 million Renzo Piano expansion designs – Fort Worth Business Press

Fort Worth Buiness Press reports

“After a year and half of discussion and planning, Fort Worth’s Kimbell Art Museum on Nov. 18 unveiled preliminary plans for a new $70 million neighboring building designed by Italian architectural giant Renzo Piano and funded by the Kimbell Art Foundation.

Piano said only about 20 percent of the existing lawn will be incorporated into a sweeping berm that will shield the roof from the western sun and insulate the walls. Piano said he is working closely with landscape architect Pond & Co. of Atlanta.”

SOURCE: Fort Worth Business PressKimbell Art Museum reveals $70 million Renzo Piano expansion designs –

Nakheel to scale back projects on slowdown – Gulf News

GulfNews reports

“Nakheel PJSC, the state-owned developer planning a kilometre-high tower in Dubai, will scale back some of its projects because of the global economic slowdown.”

SOURCE: Gulfnews: Nakheel to scale back projects on slowdown.

Construction slump forces architecture firms to cut jobs – JSOnline

JSonline reports that

“The recession and credit crunch, which have killed plans for new condominiums, hotels and other projects, are forcing some Milwaukee-area architectural firms to cut jobs.

In recent weeks, Kahler Slater Architects Inc. and Eppstein Uhen Architects Inc. have eliminated 20 positions and 15 positions, respectively. Other firms have made smaller trims as they deal with declining work from developers and other clients.”

SOURCE: JSOnline.com – Construction slump forces architecture firms to cut jobs

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