Three Olympic venues could be dropped

Three 2012 Olympic Games venues could be ditched after the government ordered accountancy firm KPMG to carry out a ‘top-level’ review as to whether they give ‘value for money’

SOURCE: Architects Journal.co.uk – Three Olympic venues could be dropped.

Decline and Fall

Hong Kong now places far greater importance on greening the urban landscape and caring for landmark trees. Indeed, the collapsed century-old coral tree in Stanley that killed Chong Chung-yin, 19, was among the best tended in the city and was inspected as recently as last week. But landscape consultants and environmentalists reckon the tragedy stems partly from the government’s lack of a comprehensive tree management policy….

read more @ the SOURCE: SCMP.com – the online edition of South China Morning Post, Hong Kong’s premier English-language newspaper.

Murase designs 945-foot tower for Oklahoma City

Murase Associates will soon change the landscape of Oklahoma with its design of a 945-foot tower in downtown Oklahoma City.

Read more @ the SOURCE: Daily Journal of Commerce.

Jordan initiates environmental forum to tackle urban challenges_English_Xinhua

Jordan will host the Eco-Cities of the Mediterranean Forum 2008 scheduled to open on Oct. 18 with aims to tackle urban environmental issues and promote environment-friendly practices across the Mediterranean region, local daily The Jordan Times reported Wednesday.

SOURCE: XinhuaJordan initiates environmental forum to tackle urban challenges_

HOK Sport has not tackled Olympic stadium problems, says Cabe – Building Design

Cabe has strongly criticised HOK Sport for failing to address concerns about the London 2012 main stadium design.

Cabe also raised concerns over the lack of integration of the Olympic venues in the wider landscape, calling for a “park-wide attitude” to create a holistic strategy.

Read more @ the SOURCE: Building Design(bdonline.co.uk): HOK Sport has not tackled Olympic stadium problems, says Cabe

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