Land News 15 Nov 2010

November 15, 2010,AEDT

Can We Ditch Our Cars and Embrace High-Speed Rail? – [LAist.com] LAist blog looks at the work of Roger Sherman co-director cityLAB in relation to High Speed Rail (HSR) and the planned billions to be spent across on HSR across USA. Downsizing the American Dream: The shrinking house [USAToday] A look at how the | Read More

London Cycle Hire Scheme goes live

August 4, 2010,AEDT

SOURCE:  Flickr – By celesteh (Les Hutchins) Recently London’s newest public transport system went live with 5000 bikes available with more than 12,000 members signed up to use the scheme, with over 6000 keys activated. Londoners using the scheme can from today take a cycle from one of 315 docking stations | Read More

Planting starts at London Olympic Park wetland

June 24, 2010,AEDT

The first of 4,000 new semi-mature trees are taking root in the London’s Olympic Park with around 100 ash, cherry and hazel trees, grown in Hampshire, already planted. The first of 300,000 wetland plants, grown in Norfolk and Wales for the UK’s largest ever urban river and wetland planting, were laid | Read More

OLIN part of winning team for US Embassy

February 25, 2010,AEDT

OLIN is part of the team lead by KieranTimberlake that recently won the competition for the US Embassy to be built in Battersea (London), UK. From among 37 architectural submissions, four finalists were chosen to explore the symbolism of the Embassy and its presence and position in the cityscape of | Read More

West 8 wins Gold International Urban Landscape Award

January 29, 2010,AEDT

“Neues Wohnen” in Hamburg-Jenfeld has been awarded the Golf Award in this year’s International Urban Landscape Award (IULA). The ecological neighbourhood project, which was submitted by West 8 urban design & landscapes architecture in Rotterdam, is the winner of the €25,000 prize. Lea River Park in East London and The | Read More

Londoners to get 22,500 car charging points by 2015

December 23, 2009,AEDT

Recently at the Copenhagen climate summit the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson revealed plans for a comprehensive network of electric charge points in the capital, supporting the mainstream use of zero carbon-emission electric vehicles by 2015. The plan shows that Londoners will have access to 22,500 charge points at work, | Read More

£1.5 billion contract awarded for regeneration of Elephant & Castle

December 1, 2009,AEDT

London Borough of Southwark announced that they have awarded the £1.5 billion (circa A$2.7 billion) regeneration of Elephant & Castle to Lend Lease. The project is one of the most significant schemes of its type in Europe, comprising over 300,000 square metres of new build, mixed-use development, together with major | Read More

Scape Design Associates appointed for new public square

November 18, 2009,AEDT

Landscape architect Scape Design Associates has been appointed to create a new public square in a major west London shopping area after beating shortlisted rivals Gillespies and Burns & Nice. The design will be developed with continued public consultation for planning application. SOURCE: bdonline.co.uk IMAGE SOURCE: King Street Regeneration Related | Read More

New Oxford Circus opens in London

November 3, 2009,AEDT

Europe’s busiest diagonal crossing was unveiled today by London Mayor Boris Johnson following a £5million makeover which has seen Oxford Circus get the X factor. For the first time ever shoppers will be able to cross the busy intersection diagonally in an ‘X’ as well as straight ahead – meaning | Read More

Mayor & Transport for London plan to improve cyclists safety

October 26, 2009,AEDT

The Mayor of London and Transport for London have released a plan to improve cyclists safety on the roads of London. London’s boroughs and cycling groups are being asked to comment on the content of the plan, which highlights the needs for action by: · Promoting the cycling safety message to | Read More

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