Light-rail stations reflect neighborhoods – azcentral.com

Each of Metro light rail’s 28 starter line stations has a unique design, with special efforts taken to reflect the neighborhoods where stations are located.

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China sets library standards for booming urban communities – Xinhua

“China’s Ministry of Culture on Tuesday set building standards of public libraries to ensure that they can meet the demands of the country’s booming urban population.

Population size would be the major reference for the size of new libraries from Nov. 1, the ministry said in a circular.”

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Cabe lukewarm on Fosters’ Crossrail station – Building Design

Cabe has given a cautious welcome to Foster & Partners’ design for a Crossrail station at Canary Wharf.

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International Green Roof Congress 2009

International Green Roof Congress 2009
Website http://www.greenroofworld.com
Event Description International Green Roof Congress 2009 in Germany
- Three Days of Lectures, Workshops, Presentations and Excursions -

Under the patronage of the German Federal Minister of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs, Wolfgang Tiefensee, the International Green Roof Association (IGRA) and the German Roof Gardener Association (DDV) are organising the 2nd International Green Roof Congress in Stuttgart/Nuertingen from 25 – 27 May 2009.

The latest technological developments from the last few years stand as one of the focal points of the discussions and lectures. Other key topics include spectacular green roof projects designed by renowned architecture firms and the international guidelines and standards relating to green roofs. Practical workshops and excursions to local green roof projects in and around Stuttgart and Freiburg will build upon the lecture series.
The congress 2009 brings together architects, landscape architects, planners, policy makers, investors, manufacturers and installers to exchange knowledge and develop new markets.
For further information, please visit the website: www.greenroofworld.com
Location Stuttgart/Nuertingen – Germany
Starting Time 25 May 2009
Duration 3 Days
Contact Name Wolfgang Ansel

Green Guru Gone Wrong: William McDonough – Fast Company

Green architect William McDonough has been hailed as a water-walking visionary. The truth is far more complicated.

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