Development rules change in Mackenzie – Local News – The Timaru Herald

December 12, 2007,AEDT

Proposed plan changes will make it harder to build in the basin’s rural areas. But, nearly 70 areas have been identified where small five to 10 house developments, called nodes, may be permitted. Gaining Mackenzie District Council consent would require meeting appearance, placement, size and design criteria. Approval to notify | Read More

Winners announced for Portland Courtyard Design Competition

December 12, 2007,AEDT

The City of Portland invited designers to produce design possibilities of housing oriented to shared courtyards. Portland is promoting courtyard housing as an additional infill housing type that can provide a quality living environment at densities higher than conventional detached housing. The winners of the Inner Site where Keith Rivera and Kristin | Read More

Banksia Environmental Foundation – Call for Entries for 2008 Awards

December 12, 2007,AEDT

The Banksia Category Awards reflect those issues most relevant to today’s Australian in the ecological sustainability arenas. Increasingly it is becoming more importandt for corporations, businesses, governments, communities and individuals, to be recognised for their environmental or sustainability credentials. Entries must be submitted by Monday 5th May 2008.  Banksia Environmental | Read More

Free Online Videos Celebrate Best in Landscape Architecture

December 12, 2007,AEDT

Free Online Videos Celebrate Best in Landscape Architecture Washington, DC, December 10, 2007 — As the year draws to a close, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has released a series of online videos for free downloading and viewing that celebrate the best in landscape architecture for 2007. Narrated | Read More

People’s Park – Competition or Design by committee

December 12, 2007,AEDT

A debate over whether UC Berkeley should sponsor an open competition to choose a new design for the historic site erupted after People’s Park Community Advisory Board member and architect Sam Davis suggested holding a competition last week. While some board members agreed that a competition would enhance plans to | Read More

Waste disposal and waste-watch through community participation

December 12, 2007,AEDT

I have a novel idea to mitigate this problem. We all know that careless and irresponsible waste disposal practices are now a punishable offence. Since it is an offence, we tend to commit it. We deem dumping our waste criminally and carelessly on someone else’s premises or ‘elsewhere’ as heroics. | Read More

Noosa vows to keep fighting merger

December 12, 2007,AEDT

The Noosa community is determined to continue the fight against council amalgamation despite the odds. Figures released yesterday show an overwhelming 96 per cent of those in the shire, who took part in the recent voluntary merger ballot, voted against the government’s decision to combine Noosa with Maroochy and Caloundra | Read More

Urban Splash reveals stunning seaside shortlist designs

December 11, 2007,AEDT

Six architects vie to redesign Birnbeck Island and Pier in Weston-super-Mare Six architects were shortlisted in an architectural competition to redesign the Birnbeck Island and Pier in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. The competition, which opened in August, is run by Urban Splash and RIBA. It received 95 entries from all over the | Read More

Malta – Tal-Qroqq Skate Park

December 11, 2007,AEDT

Rural Affairs and the Environment Minister George Pullicino, and Finance Parliamentary Secretary Tonio Fenech, met up with the media at the Tal-Qroqq Skate Park yesterday and saw the progress of works underway, despite the rain. “Our goal is to open the skate park towards the end of January, and it | Read More

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