City builders to keep people in mind

January 22, 2008,AEDT

Environmentalists, urban planners and experts at a seminar in the city said architecture and life are closely related with each other. While planning a city and designing any architecture, all should keep in mind the welfare of the people, socio-cultural environment and the cause of humanity. People are becoming urbanised, | Read More

Dubai Municipality undertakes 109 landscape projects

January 22, 2008,AEDT

Dubai Municipality has announced that it will undertake this year 109 landscape and beautification projects worth Dhs463 million which will include development of the existing six public parks, setting up of 21 neighbourhood parks, 23 community facilities, four Ponds Parks and several other beautification projects. This was revealed by Eng. | Read More

John Atkin selected for Beijing Olympic exhibition

January 21, 2008,AEDT

John Atkin, Reader in Fine Art at Loughborough University, has been selected from 2,600 applicants to create a new sculpture for the major exhibition at Olympic Park, Beijing later this year. His initial designs received an ‘outstanding award’ from the judging panel. The sculpture weighs 27 tons and is carved | Read More

Grand green vision for S.F.’s Parkmerced

January 21, 2008,AEDT

The owners of San Francisco’s Parkmerced want to add nearly 5,700 homes to the World War II-era rental housing complex, an ambitious renovation that could rank as one of the greenest in the country. Over 20 years, the developer says, the minimum $1.2 billion project would take the 115-acre property | Read More

Brown offers China green incentive

January 20, 2008,AEDT

Prime Minister Gordon Brown has promised China £50 million in aid for “green” technology as he seeks to switch the focus of his visit to the country to climate change. The Prime Minister has promised at least that sum will be handed out to support investment in energy efficiency, so-called | Read More

Rare plant halts Sydney development

January 18, 2008,AEDT

An investment company bought the 181ha former Air Services Australia site at Cranebrook in 2004, intending to subdivide and develop it for 1800 new residents. Since then, a number of rare and threatened plants and animals have been found on the land.The state environment department specifically recommended in 2006 that | Read More

Cities of the Future – Technewsworld

January 18, 2008,AEDT

Part 1 by Pam Baker looking at different models of the future cities and talking about the practicalities of Hyperstructures, Issues raised about building and maintaining Hyperstructures by the author and interviewees include:– Fire Protection– Waste Management– Hydraulics and Maintenance Baker also talks about Dongtan on Chongming Island near Shanghai | Read More

Work Underway To Transform City Square

January 18, 2008,AEDT

Work to transform Preston’s prestigious Winckley Square is now underway. The City Council and the Preston Vision Board have been given cash from the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA), and the Landscape Institute to re-design the square, making it a more attractive and encouraging people to use it as a | Read More

Green light for transit after years of stagnation

January 18, 2008,AEDT

In year-end reviews, writers and pundits on urban affairs often missed a very important transformation that occurred in 2007, one that will have reverberations possibly for generations to come. This change has come in the politics of public transit. Fast forward to 2007 when the City of Toronto announced an | Read More

Museums of art – Kyu Sung Woo

January 18, 2008,AEDT

Kyu Sung Woo Architects, an international architectural practice headquartered in Cambridge, Mass. has designed the new Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Overland Park, KS. The museum, home to a significant collection of contemporary artists including: Dana Schutz, Kehinde Wiley, Uta Barth, Kerry James Marshall and Do-Ho Suh, will bring | Read More

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