Architects look to raise the roof with green docks plans – Scotsman.com News

VEGETABLE patches in the hallway and gardens on the rooftops are among the proposals being lined up for the redevelopment of Leith Docks.
The architects behind the framework for the massive development of the area want to introduce environmental aspects that will provide a “new way of living”.

SOURCE: Scotsman.com NewsArchitects look to raise the roof with green docks plans

Wind Turbine Goes Urban – Press-Telegram

But two Cal State Long Beach engineering

professors aim to fix that problem with their design for a high-efficiencyefficient turbine that can generate electricity from the much-slower wind speeds in urban areas.

The device, which professors Hamid Rahai and Hamid Hefazi recently patented, could use the wind energy along beaches, near freeways or on top of buildings, street lights or billboards to generate power for urban use.

SOURCE: Wind Turbine Goes Urban – Press-Telegram.

timesofmalta.com – Maintaining Malta’s distinctive landscapes

The University’s International Environment Institute is hosting a seminar on the cultural landscapes of the Maltese islands between Tuesday and Friday, with the collaboration of the Ministry for Gozo and the Malta Environment and Planning Authority

For further details visit www.um.edu.mt/iei/events/culturallandscapes.

SOURCE: timesofmalta.com – Maintaining Malta’s distinctive landscapes.

Developer asks input of residents – Regional News – Charlotte Observer.com

“I’ve been doing this for seven years, and I’ve never seen it done like this,” said Heth Kendrick, a senior associate landscape architect for Land Design. “ … The developer wants this to be a marriage with the community and find out what folks want.”

SOURCE: CharlotteObserver.comDeveloper asks input of residents – Regional News |

China to have 1,700 km of urban rail lines by 2015 – Xinhua

“Urban rail transportation would play an increasingly important role in public transportation in Chinese cities, said an official.

Fifteen major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, have planned the construction of more than 60 urban rail lines recently, Liu Shijin, vice director of Development Research Center of the State Council, said at a forum on urbanization and rail transportation here on Friday.”

SOURCE: XinhuaChina to have 1,700 km of urban rail lines by 2015_

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