The Economic Times reports
“The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will invest Rs 13.71 billion for developing urban amenities and solid waste management in the capitals of five under-developed states, officials on Sunday said.
The ADB-assisted North Eastern Region Urban Development Programme will be implemented over six years and will cover Agartala (Tripura), Shillong (Meghalaya), Aizawl in Mizoram, Kohima (Nagaland) and Gangtok (Sikkim). “The central government has approved the ADB-assisted programme,” said Tripura Urban Development Minister Manik Dey.”
[SOURCE: ADB to invest over Rs 13 bn on urban development schemes- Finance-Economy-News-The Economic Times]
The Gazette reports
“The city has earmarked $20 million for the redesign of Place d’Armes in Old Montreal and the restoration of Dorchester Square and Place du Canada this year.
Cardinal Hardy/Teknika-HBA – the urban landscape architects responsible for the recent reconfiguration of Norman Bethune Square near Concordia University and the design of Place d’Youville in Old Montreal – have begun work on plans to revamp the two public spaces.”
SOURCE: The Gazette – City will revamp Place d’Armes, downtown squares
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Architects Journal reports
“Thomas Heatherwick will landscape the new Chelsea Barracks complex, which has had a substantial overhaul in response to local concerns
The developers of the £1-billion West London development – a joint venture between a company owned by one of the Candy brothers and Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company – have made a number of design changes following comments by CABE and local residents.”
[SOURCE: Architects Journal – Heatherwick to landscape redesigned Chelsea Barracks]
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