EAD Launch of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Group – WAM

June 30, 2008,AEDT

WAM reports – The invitation by H.E Mohammed Ahmed Al Bowardi, Secretary General of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, Managing Director of EAD to establish the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Group attracted high response from government establishments and private sector companies, where 15 declared their interest to | Read More

IFLA 2008 starts today – June 30

June 30, 2008,AEDT

The latest IFLA World Congress is about to start today in the Netherlands with over 350 delegates attending. The theme for this Congress is Transforming with Water. This 45th IFLA World Congress will be held in the Netherlands in conjunction with the Apeldoorn Landscape Architecture Triennale(100 days event which started | Read More

Three Sixty Design appoints Philosophy Communications to create brand

June 30, 2008,AEDT

Three Sixty Design is a landscape architecture firm specializing in site planning, landscape architecture, and sustainable appointed Philosophy Communication, Inc., a Denver-based marketing and public relations agency, to manage its new brand, including the logo and business collateral design and Web site development. Three Sixty Design believes the practice of | Read More

Poor planning in towns and cities fuels street hawkers – Tanzania

June 30, 2008,AEDT

Urban authorities which have failed to allocate special trading areas for petty traders in most towns and cities in the country are to blame for the endless quarrels between street hawkers known as machingas and local government officials. But poverty has also been fueling the increase of street hawkers as | Read More

It’s one big battle for the brains – The Times

June 30, 2008,AEDT

Chris Reay, the CEO of Engineer Placements, says the industry is especially vulnerable because engineers are in demand around the world. He says that often when he tries to contact some of the engineers on his company’s database he finds they “are now in Perth, Dubai or China”. Also, it | Read More

Real estate boom to continue in smaller cities-The Economic Times

June 30, 2008,AEDT

World’s two fastest growing economies China and India will continue to witness boom in the real estate segments in smaller cities as both countries are expected to record strong growth in residential demand in the coming years, says a report. SOURCE: The Economic Times – Real estate boom to continue | Read More

Envisioning a world of $200-a-barrel oil – Los Angeles Times

June 29, 2008,AEDT

“Throughout our history, we have grown on the assumption that energy costs would be low,” said Michael Woo, a former Los Angeles city councilman and a current member of the city Planning Commission. “Now that those assumptions are shifting, it changes assumptions about housing, cars and how cities grow.” Push | Read More

Gaming should not be sole focus: urban planners – Macau Daily Times

June 27, 2008,AEDT

Macau’s urban planning should not only focus on gaming as it solely will not contribute a healthy and sustainable development in the region, said mainland experts at a conference in Macau yesterday.The Research Centre for Sustainable Development Strategies organised the third expert conference yesterday at Wynn Macau where professional bodies | Read More

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