What is Crossrail?

August 20, 2009,AEST

You may have noticed coverage of Crossrail at World Landscape Architect and other sites. So I thought it best to summarise what Crossrail is and who is involved. Crossrail is the new high frequency, convenient and accessible railway for London | Read More

Mott MacDonald win contract to develop Crossrail

August 20, 2009,AEST

Mott MacDonald, the global management, engineering and development consultancy has recently been awarded several new design contracts worth a total of around £10 million to help develop Crossrail, one of the biggest and most complex rail projects in the world. | Read More

Toyota uses LA & SF Interstates to launch Prius

August 20, 2009,AEST

“Harmony Floralscape” along the Pasadena Freeway (SR-110) (Credit: Toyota) Toyota has unveiled “Harmony Floralscape” along the Pasadena Freeway (SR-110), this is one of the nine oversized floral designs that will appear alongside California freeways in support of the ongoing launch | Read More

Wetland Mapping Standards Adopted – USA

August 19, 2009,AEST

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today the adoption of a Wetlands Mapping Standard that provides minimum requirements and guidelines for wetlands mapping efforts. The new standard is designed to guide current and future wetlands digital mapping projects and | Read More

Toronto green roof initiative closes September 11

August 19, 2009,AEST

The City of Toronto is inviting owners of industrial, commercial and institutional properties to submit an application for funding from the Eco-Roof Incentive Program. The program, which is open to properties that retrofit their buildings with green or cool roof | Read More

OMA reduced plans for Commonwealth Institute

August 19, 2009,AEST

The Architects Journal reports that the OMA plans for redevelopment of the former Commonwealth Institute in Kensington have been submitted with reductions in height and less demolition of existing buildings about outcry from conservation groups. via Architects Journal – OMA’s | Read More

Declining cities have a chance to reinvigorate

August 19, 2009,AEST

The decline of large USA industrial cities has received  media attention recently in articles such as the Forbes Fastest Declining cities, which have caused a great amount of emotion and despair among the named city’s citizens. This was evident from | Read More

New Chair of CABE appointed

August 19, 2009,AEST

Paul Finch has been appointed as the new chair of CABE and will take over from Sir John Sorrell this December. Paul is Programme director of the World Architecture Festival, and editor emeritus of Architectural Review and Architects’ Journal. He | Read More

County so short of cash its closing parks

August 18, 2009,AEST

King County announced that they are going to close 39 parks to cut $4.6million from the $56.4 million budget shortfall for 2010. Some of these parks had been newly upgraded such as White Center Park(2007 upgrade). All of the 39 | Read More

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