Gaming should not be sole focus: urban planners – Macau Daily Times

June 27, 2008,AEDT

Macau’s urban planning should not only focus on gaming as it solely will not contribute a healthy and sustainable development in the region, said mainland experts at a conference in Macau yesterday.The Research Centre for Sustainable Development Strategies organised the third expert conference yesterday at Wynn Macau where professional bodies | Read More

China approves reports on quake relief work, reconstruction plan-Xinhua

June 26, 2008,AEDT

China on Thursday passed a report on the relief work and reconstruction following the May 12 quake that devastated the southwest Sichuan and some neighboring provinces. The country will spend three years to complete preliminary reconstruction and further develop the quake-hit region in the following five years, according to the | Read More

Building costs a headache for Asia investors

June 26, 2008,AEDT

Property investors in Asia are worried that soaring construction costs are squeezing profit margins, and see little respite as a Chinese iron ore supply deal this week signals more steel price hikes. SOURCE: Reuters –  Building costs a headache for Asia investors |

Building costs a headache for Asia investors

June 26, 2008,AEDT

Property investors in Asia are worried that soaring construction costs are squeezing profit margins, and see little respite as a Chinese iron ore supply deal this week signals more steel price hikes. SOURCE: Reuters –  Building costs a headache for Asia investors |

Sensory garden for pupils – Liverpool Echo.co.uk

June 24, 2008,AEDT

A SENSORY garden for pupils with learning difficulties was being opened today by Liverpool’s Lord Mayor. Cllr Steve Rotheram was visiting Redbridge School, Fazakerley, to view the garden, which is designed to stimulate the senses. The garden was developed alongside the Liverpool’s Youth Offending Service in Liverpool, which brought a | Read More

Something from Nothing – Sasaki Feaure in The Boston Globe

June 23, 2008,AEDT

Why would a company want employees diving into its trash bins? Because at Sasaki Associates, one of the country’s hottest landscape and urban-design firms that’s shaping the Olympic village in Beijing, life is all about salvaging good from bad. FOREST PARK IS A LARGE GREEN space on the northern fringes | Read More

Is it time for ‘Toronto, the Green?’ – TheStar.com

June 23, 2008,AEDT

Politicians, business leaders and advocacy groups across the GTA will launch a plan tomorrow to make this the greenest urban region in the world. “It’s amazing. Everyone believes this is an idea whose time has come,” says Eva Ligeti, who heads the non-profit Clean Air Partnership. “Greening Greater Toronto” will | Read More

An art center worth the climb – The Boston Globe

June 22, 2008,AEDT

The Clark is one of the country’s best small art museums, and in Stone Hill Center, which opens today, it has added a wonderful piece of architecture. The architect is Japan’s Tadao Ando, the 1995 winner of the Pritzker Prize, architecture’s equivalent of the Nobel. Stone Hill houses a mix | Read More

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