Inside the Bay Area reports that “Oakland took the next step in defining the future of its central waterfront Wednesday by awarding a $2.1 million contract to………………..the Oakland firm, Community Design + Architecture, the contract to prepare a so-called specific plan and environmental impact report for the central estuary. The area encompasses 428 acres situated between 19th and 54th avenues below Interstate 880.”
SOURCE: Oakland firm wins $2.1 million contract to study waterfront design – Inside Bay Area.
BBC News reports that “Architecture and urban planning students in Bristol are being trained in how to reduce the impact of terrorism in the buildings they design.
Students will take part in a session involving a simulated terrorist attack in a busy city centre environment.”
read more @ the SOURCE: BBC NEWS | UK | England | Bristol/Somerset | Students design out terror threat.
courier mail reports that “BRISBANE may have to sacrifice some middle-ring character suburbs to medium-density housing to achieve population targets, an academic says.
Brisbane has to accommodate an extra 140,000 people over the next 20 years through what is known as infill development, or redeveloping areas with higher density.”
read more @ the SOURCE: Character suburbs may make way for medium density | The Courier-Mail.
canada.com reports that “Victoria has once again beat out cities many times its size and been ranked the greenest city to get around in Canada.
The B.C. city of 330,000 is followed by Vancouver, Ottawa-Gatineau, Montreal and Toronto on the second annual national ranking of environmentally friendly transportation.”
SOURCE: Victoria leads Canada in green transport.
Helsingin Sanomat reports that “Helsinki’s City Council approved plans to build a bridge for tram and light traffic that would span the area of water known as Kruunuvuorenselkä, dividing the eastern central part of the capital from suburbs such as Laajasalo.
The envisioned 900-metre bridge would be Helsinki’s longest and largest. By comparison, the Lapinlahti Bridge carrying the Länsiväylä urban motorway west is just 600 metres in length.”
Read more @ the SOURCE: Helsingin Sanomat – International Edition – Metro.