Granville Island fairly hums with activity from dawn to dusk but I was honestly surprised by the complete absence of honking when I ventured down under the Granville Street Bridge to visit the peninsular shopping and tourist destination, early Saturday evening. 548 more words
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What is Habitat III?
“Habitat III” is shorthand for a major global summit, formally known as the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development… 2,004 more words
Jan Gehl, Professor of Urban Design at the School of Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, and founding partner of Gehl Architects – Urban Quality Consultants, gave insightful talk at the Opening Plenary of the EFC AGA and Conference in Copenhagen on 31 May. 134 more words
Antje links to this extraordinarily well-illustrated piece in the MailOnline: .
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London enters the age of the skyscraper
Around 70 tall buildings are under construction, with nearly 200 more planned – despite London’s reputation and history as a ‘low-rise’ city with just a few skyscrapers concentrated in small pockets.
by Val Amiel Vestil
“You know you’re doing right when you’re committed to sustainability. But acting on that commitment makes all the difference.”
The Sun Life Centre in Bonifacio Global City is a living testament to long-term sustainability both in business and the environment. 306 more words