New Bridge Design competition for Calgary

August 18, 2009,AEST

The Calgary Municipal Land Corporation(CMLC) has announced a bridge design competition for St.Patrick’s Bridge. CMLC has been charged with the responsibility of implementing public infrastructure improvements that will be the catalyst for private and public sector development in the Rivers | Read More

Biking ‘fastest growing’ way to get around NYC

August 17, 2009,AEST

Newsday.com reports Despite the dangers, biking is New York City’s “fastest growing mode of transportation,” says City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, who herself bikes to work in lower Manhattan, about a mile from her Greenwich Village home. The number of | Read More

Living Green Roof used as laboratory at Princeton

August 17, 2009,AEST

Princeton University At the moment, the roof above Dormitory A of the redeveloped Butler College complex is a “green” roof only in the most technical sense of the phrase. The 14 varieties of hardy sedum planted on the Butler rooftop | Read More

NY has new green space why can’t Toronto?

August 17, 2009,AEST

Vanessa Farquharson of the National Post(Canada) has written an article asking why can’t Toronto get new green space like New York. The article cites the Highline in New York as an amazing new green space in New York and looks | Read More

Government criticised for ‘ignoring’ its obligations

August 17, 2009,AEST

timesofmalta.com reports The International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICoMOS) has lambasted the government for “ignoring” its obligations when it failed to address a number of issues raised by UNESCO on Valletta‘s world heritage status.The organisation was reacting to the | Read More

Creative Urban Gardeners in Washington D.C.

August 16, 2009,AEST

Adrian Higgins of the washingtonpost.com reports Suzanna Dennis surveys the fruits of months of tender care: a vegetable garden of vigor, health and bounty………………All this can be found in the meager 9 by 5 feet of a sidewalk bed on | Read More

In the News – August 14

August 14, 2009,AEST

Parrish Art Museum Unveils Herzog & De Meuron Design For New Water Mill Building [hamptons.com] How to plant a water-wise garden [The Standard Kenya] Debate Over Urban Agriculture Reaches Metro Council [News Channel 5 – Nashville] Architects offer high school | Read More

Bike share systems for London and Boston

August 14, 2009,AEST

Both London and Boston announced this week that they will be installing a share bicycle scheme using the Bixi system that is used and made in Montreal. The London (UK) scheme will be run by Serco for a cost of | Read More

Urban Wind Turbines installed in Portland

August 14, 2009,AEST

The first set of small-scale urban wind turbines in the U.S. are being installed in Portland atop the new Twelve|West tower this week. Today the Hoffman Construction should raise the final blades to the top of  Twelve|West a 22 storey | Read More

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