City looks for ways to trim tree costs –

December 30, 2008,AEDT reports “Before the City Council held its final meeting of the year Dec. 16, the council’s legislative and environmental committee convened at City Hall to discuss the city’s bid to shift responsibility for street tree maintenance to homeowners, a measure intended to save $189,000 annually and, council members said, | Read More

UA course offerings are increasingly green – ®

December 29, 2008,AEDT reports“A towering cylinder holds rainwater on reserve, which feeds into a pond to irrigate a re-created desert ecosystem.It is here, at the University of Arizona’s School of Architecture, where students use innovative building materials to adapt to a change in environmental awareness.” SOURCE: AZSTARNET.COM – UA course offerings are | Read More

Urban Playground – The Boston Globe

December 29, 2008,AEDT

“As politicians weigh economic stimulus for cities, research suggests a surprising way to succeed: make it fun” read the article @ the SOURCE: The Boston Globe – As politicians weigh economic stimulus for cities, research suggests a surprising way to succeed: make it fun

Massive quake rebuild holds key for China economy – Reuters

December 29, 2008,AEDT

Simon Rabinovitch of Reuters reports “Quake reconstruction is a central plank of the government’s stimulus plan for the ailing Chinese economy, set to take one-quarter of Beijing’s promised 4 trillion yuan ($580 billion) spending boost and to create millions of sorely needed jobs.” read the full article @ the [SOURCE: | Read More

HKS begins green design group – Dallas Business News

December 28, 2008,AEDT

“Dallas-based HKS Inc., the world’s ninth-largest architecture firm, has launched a group to promote eco-friendly design with its staff and clients.” [SOURCE: – HKS begins green design group | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Dallas Business News].

Dubai to spend through crisis

December 28, 2008,AEDT reports “The Dubai government is planning an expansionary budget to stimulate the economy next year as the emirate seeks to spend its way through the global financial the full article @ the [ / Middle East – Dubai to spend through crisis].

‘Two children the limit,’ says NA Standing Committee

December 28, 2008,AEDT

Viet Name news agency reports “Most members of the National Assembly Standing Committee reached a consensus to declare each couple should have no more than two children in the amended Population Ordinance at a meeting in the capital ….” SOURCE: Viet Nam News.

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