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
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Sunday called for more cooperation between Asian and European nations to promote sustainable development. Wen made the remarks when addressing the behind-the-door meeting of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) to discuss issues concerning the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDG), climate change, energy security and social | Read More
The Indian corporate conglomerate, Tata, says it is ready to provide water services in this vast country and also prove that privatisation does not have to involve expensive foreign consultants and providers. “The poor are readily paying nearly Rs 300 (six dollars) per month for a cable TV connection, but | Read More
“Clearly you cannot have a harmonious society if people are not secure in their homes,” she told reporters at news conference to launch of the State of the World’s Cities 2008/2009 , a flagship report published every two years by the UN agency. South African cities top the list of | Read More
Flying into Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, you become powerfully aware of a suburban landscape dominated by housing subdivisions, by single-family houses with large yards and private pools. You will also see, interspersed throughout the vast expanse of residential tracts, a scattering of public parks and preserves. But what role do | Read More
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is helping India develop infrastructure projects that can attract private sector investment through the modality of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs). The Japan Special Fund, through ADB, will provide a $2 million technical assistance grant to help government agencies in India develop a number of pilot PPP | Read More
Cabe has given a cautious welcome to Foster & Partners’ design for a Crossrail station at Canary Wharf. Read more @ the SOURCE: Building Design – Cabe lukewarm on Fosters’ Crossrail station –
Designforum, a landscape architecture firm specializing Urban Design and Town Planning has been selected to redefine the master plan for Brandermill, a 2,800 acre planned community in Chesterfield County, Virginia. SOURCE: PR.com Press Release – Designforum Selected to Update and Modernize Master Plan for 2,800 Acre Brandermill Community – PR.com.