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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | Read More

Council Overrided As Housing Plan Wins Out

December 5, 2007,AEDT

BUILDING 800 homes on green belt land will reduce the Bromley borough’s historic housing shortfall overnight’, according to a developer. Asprey Homes won an appeal against Bromley Council’s decision to block a proposal to build on a 34-acre Blue Circle | Read More

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