University of Leicester stakes £1 billion to secure elite status

The University of Leicester — recently crowned University of the Year — has launched a £1 billion campus development to help it move into the top ten of British universities.

The building programme, one of the biggest ever undertaken in the sector, will strengthen Leicester’s unique position as an elite university committed to widening access to higher education.

Architects – Shepheard Epstein Hunter

SOURCE: University of Leicester – University of Leicester stakes £1 billion to secure elite status.

CSLA Congress – Perspectives: 360 on 75

AILA 2009 Conference – Shifting Perspective + Practice

The 2009 AILA (Australia Institute of Landscape Architects) National Conference seeks responses to these needs through showcasing various examples of professional engagement in developing contemporary community perspectives of real and imagined landscapes. The Conference sessions and speakers will explore the proposition that the built environment design professions should lead positive change in designed landscapes.

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Aquaterra

Aquaterra will be the meeting place of choice for everyone involved with the management and development of delta and coastal areas around the world. Aquaterra contributes to robust and sustainable developments and focuses on bringing together all stakeholders, questioning, showing and discussing a variety of international cases, projects, and concepts.

For all delta professionals in the world, Aquaterra provides:

* A platform for presenting and sharing knowledge and experience
* A place to meet and develop collaboration with potential partners
* Bridging the gap between sectors and finding mutual interests.

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Bahrain planning green areas

Gulf Daily News reports that Bahrain is looking to go green with a ‘one plan’ initiative. The initiative is lead by Skidmore Owings Merril (SOM) who are looking into several areas for building communities and waterfront areas.

SOURCE: Gulf Daily News – Greener Bahrain

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