Saturday, April 7, 2012

Sun/Shade & Urban Development - Mar 2012


The following relate to urban development and urban design in general, specific projects, and sun/shade issues.  They were derived from our twitter feed (http://twitter.com/SunPosition or @SunPosition) for the month of March 2012 and most contain links to news articles.

Public in the dark on high-rise plans: Eastern Courier Messenger - http://bit.ly/HcHryF

Sydney city railway stations could support massive high-rise developments, inquiry hears - http://bit.ly/HcFFxe

Community still motivated as dispute over quarry lands wears on in Scarborough - http://bit.ly/GPkiPw


York Region Article: Richmond Hill high-rise projects panned by residents - http://bit.ly/GKdcBY



Banks Tighten Condo Lending Amid Bubble Fears - http://bloom.bg/GI9mJr

Exactly why would Guelph want high-rises? - http://bit.ly/GRPlh8

RT ‏@CityzenGroup: Skyscrapers made out of wood? @MLOrganizer - http://ow.ly/9Ophv

Sunlight at stake in Greenway developments. Latest building project stepped-back for more light - http://bit.ly/FPMmb4

RT ‏@landpolicy: Tools to help cities and towns guide green development - http://bit.ly/FQDMCF

Condo conundrum in Montreal, high-rises are going where they shouldn’t, affecting life and soul of city - http://bit.ly/ynx1oz

Don’t block my views: Dalhousie Gazette - http://bit.ly/yRV78K Skye Halifax

Las Vegas climate and hot sun beg for innovative designs, especially shade structures - http://bit.ly/AFh1oz

St. Kilda high-rise halted: Port Phillip Leader - http://bit.ly/zIfSbk

NIMBYism in High Park? - http://shar.es/pfr1S

Guelph student high-rise off to OMB in April - http://www.guelphtribune.ca/news/student-high-rise-off-to-omb-in-april/

Can wooden skyscrapers transform concrete jungles? - http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/15/tech/eco-wood-skyscrapers/index.html

Ashby high-rise developers: 'Good projects always get built' - http://bit.ly/w29HCV

Decision reversed to allow 19-storey residential towers on one of largest industrial sites in Sydney NSW - http://bit.ly/wyH5nL

RT @landpolicy: Street story: how planners mucked up, then attempted to fix, one thoroughfare in Utrecht, Netherlands - http://bit.ly/wSGuyu

Curious to know how 60 storeys equates to 1,070 feet > Plans revamped for San Francisco's tallest skyscraper - http://bit.ly/ymdPBV

The newest addition to the Milwaukee skyline, the 30-storey Moderne - http://bit.ly/zyK8B2

RT ‏@NewHomeBuyers: New High Rise Guidelines coming Soon? - http://bit.ly/Adxafy


Chinese company builds 30-storey building in 15 days - http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2012/03/chinese-building-15-days.html

Downtown Kelowna high-rise gets another approval - http://shar.es/gUou1

Toronto’s Aura tower tallest residential skyscraper in Canada - http://bit.ly/AyllvP

Lines drawn on high-rise proposal in Guelph - http://bit.ly/wKjVtn

RT @NewHomeBuyers: Say goodbye to another above ground parking lot - http://bit.ly/yGEaIC

Proposed 300-foot Seattle tower bugs neighbors, building would be tallest in First Hill - http://bit.ly/zVcZu0

RT @mintocondos: A neat little video showing all the green features we stuffed into 30 Roehampton - http://ow.ly/9qh0K

Sears departure means unloved Vancouver site could get a facelift - http://bit.ly/w2OD4l

Concern many neighbouring homes in shadow > Downtown Guelph condo project to be subject of public meeting - http://bit.ly/xTfh1e

@KnibbDesign Wonder what they would do in the land of the midnight sun?

@KnibbDesign Not sure if the Dubai cleric will buy it, but official times of sunrise and sunset are for an observer at sea level.

That's some shadow. RT @KnibbDesign: For the tallest building in the world, time bends. And check that shadow! - http://architectureforguerillas.blogspot.com/2011/08/of-buildings-and-time-perception.html

3 high-rises 57, 42 and 32-storeys > Loretto development in Niagara Falls passes hurdle - http://bit.ly/zkI9MH

Kelowna council asked to approve one high-rise downtown and reject two others. http://bit.ly/zMO8ek

RT ‏@NewHomeBuyers: Empire makes a Yorkville Play! - http://bit.ly/ysRBRr

ANC6B working group delays Washington height issue pending shadow study - http://wp.me/p1dwqc-nX

Vancouver speakers oppose Rize high-rise proposal - http://bit.ly/yrpZeL

Plans to outlaw front garages and boost trees will cost homeowners in Calgary - http://bit.ly/Ad9gs4

RT @‏RaymondBowe: Barrie condo developer in legal hot water. Claim says ‘The West’ builder not paying bills. http://goo.gl/n8ndV

Cheers, Ralph

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