Senator Kim Carr, Australian Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research today said the members of the newly established Built Environment Industry Innovation Council (BEIIC), should champion innovation in the industry. Among the members appointed are two Eminent Landscape Architects Prof Catherin Bull – Elisabeth Murdoch Professor of Landscape Architecture, | Read More
SINGAPORE: The world’s biggest supplier of wind power technology is pumping S$500 million into Singapore over the next ten years. SOURCE: Channelnewsasia.com.
Arabian Business have a great interview with the principal of Carol R Johnson Associates(CRJA) and their projects and design initiatives in UAE. Read more @ the SOURCE:ArabianBusiness.com – Making memories – Construction & Industry –
The Shanghai Daily has written an extensive article on the parks in Shanghai. “WESTERN park design harks back to concepts of paradise and unspoiled nature. Not so in China, a traditional “landscape society” that prefers to remodel Mother Nature, writes Nancy Zhang……” SOURCE: Chinese park – A place where man | Read More
A Chinese businessman is convinced that Malaysia is his springboard into the vast market of the Middle East. KNOWN as Jerry Ma by his Muslim friends and associates, Li Haihua is convinced that Malaysia is a firm springboard to venture into new investments in the country and also to expand | 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
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
The Brazilian Association of Landscape Architects will host the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) 46th World Congress. This major world-wide congress on landscape architecture will be held in Rio de Janeiro on October 21-23, 2009. Register now for Early Bird prices – http://www.46ifla2009.com.br/ SOURCE: Dexigner – Brazil Hosts IFLA | Read More
“Indian cities are undergoing an inequality trend as a result of economic liberalisation and globalisation, says the State of the World’s Cities Report 2008/9: Harmonious Cities. Read more @ the SOURCE: The Hindu : Front Page : Inequality rising in Indian cities.
Emirates Business 24/7 reports that “Abu Dhabi plans to create a second city centre to accommodate a projected threefold growth in population. “We are creating the Capital City District, with a population of 350,000 to 380,000 residents,” Falah Al Ahbabi, General Manager of the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council told | Read More