Westfield London – a new 1.7 billion pound shopping centre has opened to mixed reviews. Many think that the architecture may be understated and could be more grand and uplifting and that it feels like a place just for retailers to push their wares. In recent years more and more | Read More
Five outstanding developments were announced today at ULI’s 2008 fall meeting as the winners of ULI’s Global Awards for Excellence competition, widely recognized as the land use industry’s most prestigious recognition program. read more @ the SOURCE: The Ground Floor: Best of the Best: ULI’s Global Awards for Excellence Winners.
Henry Aubin, The Gazette’s regional affairs columnist, heralds the coming of star French architect Paul Andreu to a corner of the Quartier des spectacles as, if not a mythical event, “one that will breathe a breath of fresh air for the city’s stuffy insular architectural establishment.” SOURCE: The Gazette – Improving | Read More
Mayor of London Boris Johnson announced today that he and his team are developing an Economic Recovery Action Plan designed to support Londoners and businesses through the predicted economic hardship ahead. The Mayor has already confirmed several steps he is taking to support London, which include: * Refocusing the London | Read More
To all our readers and subscribers we are closing Hong Kong Landscape Architect as we feel our existing site China Landscape Architect.com andour newly launched Asia Landscape Architect.com will service the needs of landscape architects and built environment professionals in Hong Kong. We will cease service on November 30. Thank you for | Read More
Developing the Low Carbon Economy (LCE), a strategic option to cope with global warming, should follow a step-by-step pattern in accordance with a country’s situation, China’s Vice Environment Minister Zhou Jian said here Thursday. Zhou made the remarks at a conference on environment protection here. SOURCE: Xinhua – China hopes | Read More
Details of a $1 billion vision for South Auckland will be unveiled next month but its developer is not expecting construction to start until at least 2010. SOURCE: NZ Herald: New Zealand National news – Flat Bush masterplan for public vetting
The Polish General Directorate of National Roads (GDDKiA) has appointed international consultancy Scott Wilson to manage and supervise the construction of 17km of the S7 Expressway road. SOURCE: Scott Wilson Wins Major Road Contract in Poland.
World Usability Day and the Usability Professionals’ Association will launch the Global Transport Challenge on November 13th. It’s an easy way for you to understand how you use transportation everyday and the impact it has on our environment. SOURCE: World Usability Day | Making Life Easy!.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing additional funds to improve the basic services and infrastructure in small and medium-sized towns of Bangladesh. The $87 million loan, sourced from ADB’s Special Funds, will be released in phases. The fund disbursements to each town are linked to governance reform and improvement | Read More