Miami Beach opens its new South Pointe Park – Miami Travel Examiner

Miami Travel Examiner reports

“The Miami Beach Parks & Recreation Department paid $22.4 million to redesign and rebuild South Pointe Park, which reopened on March 22, 2009, after two years of construction.”

Hargreaves Associates landscape architects were part of the team for the redesign.

SOURCE:Miami Travel Examiner – Miami Beach opens its new South Pointe Park

Simple, fun, useful: why architects should be on Twitter – Architects Journal

Kieran Long has written a great opinion piece at Architects Journal Simple, fun, useful: why architects should be on Twitter

SOURCE: Architects Journal – Simple, fun, useful: why architects should be on Twitter
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Architecture Association – Lecture Series – Charles Waldheim

Planning, Ecology and the Emergence of Landscape
6pm – Lecture Hall, Architecture Association – 36 Bedford Square London

Hoku Solar Plan to Build Oahu’s Largest Solar Farm

Hoku Solar, Inc plan to build Kapolei Sustainable Energy Park which would be the largest photovoltaic (PV) facility on Oahu.

The Kapolei Sustainable Energy Park would be capable of generating approximately 1.5 megawatts of photovoltaic power. Over the life of the system, it would produce enough electricity to power approximately 6,700 homes for one year. This solar facility is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by eliminating 38,161 tons of carbon dioxide and saving 120,000 barrels of oil over 25 years. The solar facility will be located in the planned Kapolei Harborside industrial project on a 12-acre parcel owned by the Campbell Company next to the James Campbell Industrial Park.

Campbell Company and Hoku Solar Plan to Build Oahu’s Largest Solar Farm.

Dongtan Eco city shouldn’t be a marketing piece – Planners

Two countries will lead the world in eco-cities: China and Britain.” The words of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown lingered in the cold Shanghai winter air long after he had given tacit approval to the Dongtan ‘eco-city’, set to be constructed on the formerly preserved wetlands of Chongming Island, near Shanghai. Dongtan was initiated by Shanghai Industrial Investment Corp, which contracted British engineering firm Arup to work on the development.

The heavily hyped, and controversial, development is being marketed as the world’s first “self-sustaining eco city” – designed to house up to 90,000 people by 2010, with 90 per cent of all waste to be recovered, recycled or reused. Last November, it was recognised as one of the “most innovative and outstanding buildings in Asia” by the MIPIM Asia Awards in Hong Kong.

However, speculation persists about the yet-to-be-constructed Dongtan’s actual ecological credentials, and rumours have surfaced that its near-neighbour may be a Disneyland theme park (reported here).

China Business News and Business in China – BizChinaUpdate.

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