“Grand Junction, Colo., has an innovative green roof installed on the new business building at Mesa State College. Landscape architect Rob Breeden said he designed the 6,000-square-foot roof to be unique in various ways — all of the plants are either drought-tolerant or cold-hardy, and custom planters have a unique soil mix that will keep them light even after watered to ease pressure on the roof structure”
SOURCE: OPEI SmartBrief – Green roof innovations flourish on Colorado campus building
THE first Sichuan earthquake relic park opened today in Qingchuan County of Guangyuan City.
The park covers nearly 50 square kilometers and includes five villages and one town, Chengdu Business Daily reported today.
The area was the most heavily damaged by the May 12 earthquake that measured 8.0 on the Richter scale. Thirty-six quake lakes formed within the park’s area and other geological formations created by the quake can be seen.
SOURCE: Shanghai Daily – Quake relic park opens in Sichuan
“The National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC) and the Outreach Scholarship Partnership has awarded Lakshman Yapa, a professor of geography in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Penn State, the 2008 C. Peter Magrath Engagement Award for his work with Rethinking Urban Poverty: the Philadelphia Field Project.”
SOURCE: MarketWatch – Penn State Outreach Program Wins National Award for ‘Rethinking Urban Poverty’
“The UK is more innovative in terms of promoting public architecture, Mark Kelly global director education and science at Woods Bagot told Architecture & Design.”
read more @ the SOURCE: Architecture & Design Australia could do more to promote public architecture: Woods Bagot head.
“The Metrobus transport line in Istanbul, which began one year ago as an intergration of the underground metro and regular city bus systems, has had more passengers than expected.”
read more @ the SOURCE: Hurriyet – Unbearable crowd for fast transport.