Moh Architects wins RIBA contest for Urban Splash’s Walsall waterfront regeneration – Building Design

Vienna-based Moh Architects has won the RIBA competition to design a new waterfront project in Walsall for Urban Splash.

[SOURCE: Building Design – Moh Architects wins RIBA contest for Urban Splash’s Walsall waterfront regeneration ] .

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Plan designed to curb years of urban sprawl

Emily Le Coz of the daily journal (djournal.com)reports that

“Northeast Mississippi’s biggest city grew the way most cities have in the past few decades: Residential developments sprouted on the outskirts of town……

The first part of Tupelo’s new comprehensive plan aims to reverse that trend by favoring “orderly, efficient land use patterns” as opposed to the scattered land grab that has dominated the past several decades of growth.”

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Research and Markets: Design with Constructal Theory

Research and Markets has announced that they have published a new report – “Design with Constructal Theory” which is a revolutionary new approach based on physics for understanding and predicting the designs that arise in nature and engineering, from the tree and the forest to the cooling of electronics, urban design, decontamination, and vascular smart materials. This book shows how you can use the method of constructal theory to design human-made systems in order to reduce trial and error and increase the system performance.

[SOURCE: Research & Markets]

 

$1 million Boone Creek restoration project begins in April 2009 – Appalachian State University News

Appalachian State University reports

“Appalachian State University has received $500,000 from the North Carolina Clean Water Management Trust Fund and $300,000 from the North Carolina Department of Transportation to continue restoration of Boone Creek that runs through part of campus.”

[SOURCE: $1 million Boone Creek restoration project begins in April 2009 » News Archive » Appalachian State University News]

Stantec purchases Jacques Whitford

“North American design firm Stantec announced today it has offered to acquire Jacques Whitford, an environmental consulting services firm with more than 1,700 employees and 40 offices principally in Canada. The company’s trailing twelve month gross revenue is approximately C$230.0 million and net revenue is about C$170.0 million.

“Jacques Whitford is a leading provider of environmental management, remediation, and geotechnical engineering services and their addition will significantly strengthen our core capabilities in our Environment practice,” says Tony Franceschini, Stantec President & CEO.

[SOURCE Stantec]

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