2030 Challenge Stimulus Plan Gains Momentum

Garnering the support of a large and diverse number of organizations and businesses, the 2030 Challenge Stimulus Plan is quietly gaining momentum both on and off the Hill. Impressed with the Plan’s ability to create over 9 million new jobs and $1 trillion in direct non-federal spending in just two years while opening up a brand new $1.8 trillion renovation market, many agree that this Plan can turn the economy around with far-reaching, positive impacts for every U.S. sector and industry.

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[SOURCE Newswire – 2030 Challenge Stimulus Plan Gains Momentum].

Ou Ning to curate south China 2009 architecture biennale

After months of discussion and evaluation, the committee of Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture has selected Ou Ning as the chief curator for its third installment, due to be launched at the end of 2009 in Shenzhen and Hong Kong, the coastal city in the South China known as the forefront of China’s economic reform.

SOURCE: 2009 Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture

Sustainability Built Into One Grand Design – The Herald

The Herald (Scotland) reports “Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games in 2014 should bring about an improvement in the health of every citizen, if the investment opportunity is used wisely.

That is the view of one of the world’s leading consultants on sustainable urban development, Gary Lawrence of Ove Arup, who was in Scotland recently talking to civic and business leaders.”

SOURCE: The Herald – Sustainability Built Into One Grand Design

Herzog & de Meuron reveals design for Madrid bank HQ – Building Design

Building Design reports that “Herzog & de Meuron has unveiled designs for the Madrid headquarters of Spanish bank BBVA.

The design concept proposes creating a small city and artificial oasis on a site on the outskirts of the city, described by the architects as a “desert-like” space”

read the full article with images @ [SOURCE: Building Design – Herzog & de Meuron reveals design for Madrid bank HQ - Building Design].

Gazprom pledges to fully fund RMJM’s St Petersburg tower – Scottish Architecture

Scottish Architecture reports “Russian energy giant Gazprom has pledged to fund the 396m-high RMJM-designed Okhta Centre tower in St Petersburg after the city government suspended its contribution to the project.

Read more at the SOURCE: Scottish ArchitectureGazprom pledges to fully fund RMJM’s St Petersburg tower

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