Queen Street upgrade in NZILA National Awards

Queen Street upgrade in National Awards

Auckland’s controversial Queen Street upgrade is up for a prestigious national design award.

The multi-million dollar makeover of New Zealand’s busiest street is among a record number of entries competing for an award from the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects (NZILA).

A total of 97 entries have been received for the 2008 NZILA Resene Pride of Place Landscape Awards, almost double the 50 that took part last time the biennial event was held in 2006.

Scoop: Queen Street upgrade in National Awards.

IFLA 2008 World Congress Update

PROGRAM
The Preliminary Program has been released for the 3–day Congress with a wide range of topics to be covered involving ‘Transforming Water’.

Speakers from USA, China, Iran, Netherlands, Korea, Australia will give presentations. Download the Preliminary Program

REGISTRATION
Registration will be avaliable from the 10th of March, 2008.
Delegation Fees are as follows:

·         3-day Conference pass                € 480,-     Early bird fee € 380,-*
·         1-day Conference pass                € 260,-
·         3-day Student pass                      € 150,- 
·         1-day Student pass                      €   50,-
·         1-day Excursion pass                   €   45,-
·         Social Program (Incl. Diner)         €   75,-

ACCOMMODATION
The organisers have listed information on Accommodation
 
 

Mayor has plan to deal with building height limit

Chula Vista city officials are preparing for a citizens initiative on the June ballot that, if successful, would lock in strict building height limits citywide.

The initiative, sponsored by community activist and real estate investor Earl Jentz, aims to secure a 45-foot height limit for new buildings on Third Avenue between E and G streets, and an 84-foot limit for most other areas east of Interstate 5.

It exempts certain areas near mass transit, and the future site of a planned eastern urban center with an educational campus, high-end retail stores and a technology park.

SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Metro — Mayor has plan to deal with building height limit.

EcoDensity debate elevates planning to top-level issue

You don’t care where your kids, and their kids, are going to live and you don’t care about the future of the planet.

Do you really want to tell the rest of the world that this mindset pretty much sums up the collective attitude of Vancouverites?

It looks like a few of your neighbours would like to broadcast just such a message as the debate over EcoDensity reaches a crescendo next week.

No other North American city has been able to focus public attention on a simple high ideal that speaks so clearly to the global challenge we all face, and easily translates into real action in our neighbourhoods to ward off these forces that threaten our quality of life.

We should be celebrating, with a global fanfare, that one of our politicians has done just that.

EcoDensity debate elevates planning to top-level issue – Vancouver Sun.

Royal welcome to first ‘Trim Town’ – Scotland on Sunday

IT IS the town that promises to help you to stay thin.

The Prince Charles’ Foundation for the Built Environment is planning the new town with more than 300 homes, shops, other businesses and leisure facilities on land near Cumnock in Ayrshire.

But it will be the first in the UK to be specifically designed with the health of its future residents in mind.

The new town, which may be called Knockroon after a nearby farm, will incorporate a range of features to discourage residents from using their cars, and lead them to adopting a healthier lifestyle.

Royal welcome to first ‘Trim Town’ – Scotland on Sunday.

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