People’s Park – Competition or Design by committee

December 12, 2007,AEST

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 | Read More

Noosa vows to keep fighting merger

December 12, 2007,AEST

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 | Read More

Urban Splash reveals stunning seaside shortlist designs

December 11, 2007,AEST

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 | Read More

Launch Of Sustainable Transport

December 11, 2007,AEST

Transport Minister Annette King has launched Sustainable Transport, a draft Update of the New Zealand Transport Strategy that outlines a vision for a sustainable transport future. Ms King released the document in Wellington as the first step toward updating the | Read More

Urban Islands

December 10, 2007,AEST

Modern residential projects are offering ample green spaces and robust facilities alongside homes to satisfy customers’ cravings for urban living in an rural setting. But, despite much ballyhoo about modern garden cities, today’s developments bear only a passing resemblance to | Read More

Skypark – The way of the future?

December 9, 2007,AEST

All you need to do is take the elevator to the SkyPark of The Gramercy’s sweeping three-level amenity deck that begins on the tower’s 35th floor. Award-winning designers Jerde Partnership have brought tropical island getaway to this residential project that | Read More

Local Landscapers push for more work visas

December 9, 2007,AEST

Mark Borst headed for Washington, D.C., last week, hoping to boost the flow of labor back and forth across the Mexican border. The president of Allendale-based Borst Landscape and Design Inc. was among 500 American businessmen lobbying their congressional representatives | Read More

Ecosystem equation

December 9, 2007,AEST

Wal-Mart turned to landscape architectural and environmental consulting firm Earth Source Inc. To help Wal-Mart comply with environmental laws, Allen County-based Earth Source and related company Heartland Restoration Services Inc. designed and built a replacement wetland several times larger than | Read More

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