Senator Kim Carr, Australian Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research today said the members of the newly established Built Environment Industry Innovation Council (BEIIC), should champion innovation in the industry.
Among the members appointed are two Eminent Landscape Architects
Prof Catherin Bull – Elisabeth Murdoch Professor of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne
Ken Maher – Chairman, Hassell
SOURCE: Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA).
SINGAPORE: The world’s biggest supplier of wind power technology is pumping S$500 million into Singapore over the next ten years.
Arabian Business have a great interview with the principal of Carol R Johnson Associates(CRJA) and their projects and design initiatives in UAE.
Read more @ the SOURCE:ArabianBusiness.com – Making memories – Construction & Industry –
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.