The Shanghai Daily has written an extensive article on the parks in Shanghai.
“WESTERN park design harks back to concepts of paradise and unspoiled nature. Not so in China, a traditional “landscape society” that prefers to remodel Mother Nature, writes Nancy Zhang……”
SOURCE: Chinese park – A place where man improves on nature — Shanghai Daily
A Chinese businessman is convinced that Malaysia is his springboard into the vast market of the Middle East.
KNOWN as Jerry Ma by his Muslim friends and associates, Li Haihua is convinced that Malaysia is a firm springboard to venture into new investments in the country and also to expand his business to the Middle East.
read more @ the SOURCE: thestar.com.my – Designs on Muslim market.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing additional funds to improve the basic services and infrastructure in small and medium-sized towns of Bangladesh.
The $87 million loan, sourced from ADB’s Special Funds, will be released in phases. The fund disbursements to each town are linked to governance reform and improvement in urban services.
SOURCE: Asian Development Bank – ADB Reinforces Support for Urban Development in Bangladesh.
The Brazilian Association of Landscape Architects will host the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) 46th World Congress.
This major world-wide congress on landscape architecture will be held in Rio de Janeiro on October 21-23, 2009.
Register now for Early Bird prices – http://www.46ifla2009.com.br/
SOURCE: Dexigner – Brazil Hosts IFLA 46th World Congress
“Indian cities are undergoing an inequality trend as a result of economic liberalisation and globalisation, says the State of the World’s Cities Report 2008/9: Harmonious Cities.
Read more @ the SOURCE: The Hindu : Front Page : Inequality rising in Indian cities.
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 Bloomberg. “It will form a second centre for Abu Dhabi, located on the mainland in the area that has been known up to now as Khalifa C.”
read more @ the SOURCE: Emirates Business 24/7 – Abu Dhabi plans a second city centre.