Varna is the Best City to Live in Bulgaria

December 6, 2007,AEDT

Varna was elected for the best city to live in Bulgaria, according to the special research of DarikNews.bg On the second and third place are rated Plovdiv and Veliko Turnovo. The capital of Bulgaria takes the 4thplace of the ranking. These cities are followed by Burgas, Ruse, Stara Zagora, Blagoevgrad, | Read More

Hanoi City councils discuss improving weak planning and management

December 6, 2007,AEDT

Poor infrastructure and traffic congestion top the agendas of the Ha Noi and HCM City municipal People’s Councils during their current sittings. And both councils found that the shortcomings stemmed from inadequate planning and management. Viet Nam News.

Crowded city challenges business recruiters

December 6, 2007,AEDT

DEVELOPMENT Tenants looking for offices in uptown’s record tight market will have trouble finding space for at least the next year. “There is a positive side,” said economic development recruiter Justin Hunt at the Charlotte Chamber. “It shows the vibrancy of downtown and corroborates what we tell people — but | Read More

Ireland outlines Transport spending plan

December 6, 2007,AEDT

A total of €1.3 billion has been earmarked for public transport spending, while €2.3 billion has been set aside for investment in national and non-national roads. Minister for Transport Noel Dempsey said the public transport allocation will be used to fund extensions to Dublin’s Luas light railway; for planning and | Read More

Wind farm plan for Cardiff Bay

December 6, 2007,AEDT

THE face of the waterfront in Cardiff and Barry could be changed forever, with plans to build wind farms on dockland sites. Ports company ABP has brought in experts to look at the possibility building wind turbines on its sites across South Wales. Wind farm plan for Cardiff Bay – | Read More

Richards to champion design in Wales – Design Week

December 6, 2007,AEDT

The Design Commission for Wales has appointed Wendy Richards, former principal urban designer at Newport City Council and Newport Unlimited, as development director. Wendy Richards As an experienced urban designer and landscape architect, Richards has previously been involved in delivering a number of design projects, ranging from an urban park | Read More

Rising seas could displace 150 million

December 5, 2007,AEDT

In the projected 2070 rankings, Miami remains at the top of the list, with exposed assets rising from $400 billion to more than $3.5 trillion. But the rapid development expected in developing nations means future exposure will become more concentrated in Asia, the report predicts, with eight of the top | Read More

Considering the Urban Planet of 2050

December 5, 2007,AEDT

What does New York City have in common with cities in Africa and Asia, like Mumbai, Seoul, Jakarta, Lagos, Cairo and Kinshasa? Population growth, aging and environmental pressures will transform these metropolises by 2050, according to a panel of experts who took up the issue of “sustainable cities” at a | Read More

Green groups say Japan, Canada wavering on climate targets

December 5, 2007,AEDT

Japan and Canada appear to be backing away from mandatory emissions cuts expected to be at the heart of a new global accord on fighting global warming, environmental groups said Wednesday. The charge was levelled as nearly 190 nations met in the Indonesian resort of Bali, looking to take the | Read More

France unveils Green Taxes

December 5, 2007,AEDT

France’s environment ministry unveiled a system of green taxes on gas-guzzling cars and bonuses for cleaner vehicles, as part of a nationwide strategy to slash global warming emissions. From January 1, any driver who buys a new car emitting more than 160 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometre (just over | Read More

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