Saudi Arabia to invest in new cities to tap growth

December 26, 2007,AEDT

Saudi Arabia, like other Gulf Cooperation Council countries, has decided to create “new cities” to accomplish growth in the real estate sector – a proven growth driver for other economies in the region. Six economic cities have been announced in | Read More

Hand over the mini-malls

December 26, 2007,AEDT

The ubiquitous L.A. mini-mall is the 1980s love child of bad tax laws and shortsighted planning policies. But we have them all around us — every street corner it sometimes seems — and they’re not getting any prettier as they | Read More

Green roofs taking root

December 25, 2007,AEDT

Shaw, a Eugene home­owner interested in environmentally sustainable building techniques, installed the green roof on an addition two years ago. It’s one of a handful of public and private Eugene buildings that sport a layer of greenery on top, a | Read More

Waterfront plan: A magnet and, hopefully, model

December 24, 2007,AEDT

Relax, Toronto, all is not lost; the wheels of change grind no slower here than in any other city. So says Dutch landscape architect Adriaan Geuze, whose firm, West 8, is now redesigning the central waterfront in partnership with Toronto’s | Read More

People spending to much time indoors

December 22, 2007,AEDT

There’s a good reason for wanting to instill the urge to explore nature early on. In the January 2008 issue of the journal Environment and Behavior, landscape architects in Scotland suggest that regular childhood visits to the woods or similarly | Read More

Abu Dhabi Builds Its Architectural Cred

December 22, 2007,AEDT

The building boom in the capital of the United Arab Emirates rivals that of Dubai. But Abu Dhabi hopes to distinguish itself with ambitious green architecture In recent weeks, the rivalry between neighboring United Arab Emirates Dubai and Abu Dhabi | Read More

The Biggest Mies Collection

December 22, 2007,AEDT

On the edge of downtown Detroit, just east of the Chrysler Freeway and not far from Detroit’s still-troubled neighborhoods, lies Lafayette Park, one of the nation’s most beautiful — and most obscure — residential developments. Composed of three sections — | Read More

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