Abu Dhabi plans a second city centre – Emirates Business 24/7

October 26, 2008,AEDT

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

China calls for Asia-Europe co-op to promote sustainable development – Xinhua

October 26, 2008,AEDT

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

INDIA : Water Privatisation – ‘No Need For Costly Consultants’

October 25, 2008,AEDT

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

UN-HABITAT unveils State of the World’s Cities report

October 24, 2008,AEDT

“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

Lab report examines new ideas for parks, public landscapes – ASU News

October 23, 2008,AEDT

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

City Hall’s roof greenery flourishes five years later – ajc.com

October 20, 2008,AEDT

“Atlanta City Hall’s large-scale “green roof,” installed on the patio outside the building’s cafeteria in 2003, is flourishing. Bill Brigham, the city’s landscape architect who designed the project, said the planting has survived high winds, extended drought and the once-a-decade effort to pressure wash the building.” read more @ the | Read More

Landscape increasing in importance in buyer’s eyes

October 19, 2008,AEDT

“For more than a decade, as property values soared, luxury condominium developers found creative ways to promote projects. Some touted exclusive addresses and lavish amenities while others enlisted celebrity architects and endorsers to help drum up enthusiasm. Now, as numbers of sales fall in even the most resilient real estate | Read More

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