Housing Policy tabled in Indian Parliament

December 8, 2007,AEDT

The National Urban Housing & Habitat Policy 2007 seeks to promote various types of public-private partnerships for realizing the goal of “ Affordable Housing For All’ with special emphasis on the urban poor. This was stated by Kumari Selja the | Read More

Shortage of Skills in the Built Environment

December 6, 2007,AEDT

The Construction Industry Council launched their Professional Services Survey yesterday stated that the Built Environment industry requires 12,000 competent new professionals to enter the industry every year to meet demand as major projects such as the Olympics gather speed. Added | Read More

Banking on a Norman Foster Building

December 5, 2007,AEDT

The Murezzan is an attractive complex refurbished with new designs by Sir Norman Foster – and in which Credit Suisse has opened its new St. Moritz branch. Inside, a series of works by Swiss artists are on display. An open | Read More

The Changing Meaning of Urban Space in Yerevan

December 4, 2007,AEDT

Recently, I had the opportunity to be present at a debate about education reform among workers at the Yerevan State University. The occasion was the introduction of the credit system, the latest stage in the reforms. The main argument was | Read More

Burt Hill Opens First US-Based International Studio

December 4, 2007,AEDT

Responding to the needs of its growing client base overseas, Burt Hill announces the establishment of an International Studio. This full-service studio, which offers architectural, site, engineering, and creative services, will support and expand the capabilities of the firm’s existing | Read More

$3 Billion Grand Avenue Project Starts Construction

December 4, 2007,AEDT

Construction work is underway on The Grand, one of the largest vertically-integrated, mixed-use projects under construction in the nation. The multi-phase 3.6 million square foot development spanning three city blocks will cost an estimated $3 billion to develop. Phase I | Read More

$US 1 Billion needed for Investment in Dragon City

December 4, 2007,AEDT

Real estate developer Phu Long Joint-Stock Company yesterday launched what is considered to be the largest project of any local property company, the 65-ha Dragon City in Sai Gon South. Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao said the project would include | Read More

Brad Pitt unveils plans for New Orleans homes

December 4, 2007,AEDT

Brad Pitt launched his own regeneration project for Katrina-ravaged New Orleans yesterday, unveiling designs for a range of eco-friendly and flood-proof homes. Pitt, who had ambitions to be an architect if he had not taken up acting, commissioned 13 architectural | Read More

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