IFLA 2008 World Congress Update

February 24, 2008,AEDT

PROGRAMThe Preliminary Program has been released for the 3–day Congress with a wide range of topics to be covered involving ‘Transforming Water’. Speakers from USA, China, Iran, Netherlands, Korea, Australia will give presentations. Download the Preliminary Program REGISTRATIONRegistration will be | Read More

Mayor has plan to deal with building height limit

February 24, 2008,AEDT

Chula Vista city officials are preparing for a citizens initiative on the June ballot that, if successful, would lock in strict building height limits citywide. The initiative, sponsored by community activist and real estate investor Earl Jentz, aims to secure | Read More

Museum seeks $120M

February 24, 2008,AEDT

Plans are evolving, but if the Cincinnati Museum Center succeeds in its quest for state, public and private funding, it will have up to $120 million. to restore its t1933 glory. It has asked Ohio for $20 million spread over | Read More

Jerusalem deconstructed

February 24, 2008,AEDT

Over the past three millennia Jerusalem has known its fair share of master builders, from Kings David, Solomon and Herod to Suleiman the Magnificent and mayor Teddy Kollek. But the city has also known a mirror-image legacy of monumental and | Read More

China: Going Green, Going It Alone

February 22, 2008,AEDT

Clean-tech investors, like those that swarmed the U.N. headquarters last week, have been drooling over investment prospects in suddenly-green China. Maybe it’s time to curb the enthusiasm. “China expects local capital to fund 90 percent of the infrastructure and other | Read More

Urban Trees Survey

February 22, 2008,AEDT

The largest ever survey of urban trees in England has been published. The survey shows that although national tree health has improved markedly since the last survey in 1992, with trees being maintained much more regularly by councils, there has | Read More

America’s 50 Greenest Cities | Popular Science

February 22, 2008,AEDT

America’s 50 Greenest CitiesWant to see a model for successful and rapid environmental action? Don’t look to the federal government—check out your own town. Here, our list of the 50 communities that are leading the way. Does yours make the | Read More

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