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.
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.
“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.com – Developer asks input of residents – Regional News |
“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: Xinhua – China to have 1,700 km of urban rail lines by 2015_
“As sales of new homes and villas slow to a near-halt, developers are struggling with a situation that would have been unthinkable just a year ago: no cash flow.” – UAE
SOURCE: The National Newspaper – As cash slows, developers face challenges