IFLA 2008 starts today – June 30

June 30, 2008,AEDT

The latest IFLA World Congress is about to start today in the Netherlands with over 350 delegates attending. The theme for this Congress is Transforming with Water. This 45th IFLA World Congress will be held in the Netherlands in conjunction with the Apeldoorn Landscape Architecture Triennale(100 days event which started | Read More

Real estate boom to continue in smaller cities-The Economic Times

June 30, 2008,AEDT

World’s two fastest growing economies China and India will continue to witness boom in the real estate segments in smaller cities as both countries are expected to record strong growth in residential demand in the coming years, says a report. SOURCE: The Economic Times – Real estate boom to continue | Read More

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

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