Brazil Hosts IFLA 46th World Congress

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

Inequality rising in Indian cities -The Hindu

“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.

Abu Dhabi plans a second city centre – Emirates Business 24/7

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.

China calls for Asia-Europe co-op to promote sustainable development – Xinhua

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Sunday called for more cooperation between Asian and European nations to promote sustainable development.

Wen made the remarks when addressing the behind-the-door meeting of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) to discuss issues concerning the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDG), climate change, energy security and social harmony.

read more @ the SOURCE: XinhuaChina calls for Asia-Europe co-op to promote sustainable development

INDIA : Water Privatisation – ‘No Need For Costly Consultants’

The Indian corporate conglomerate, Tata, says it is ready to provide water services in this vast country and also prove that privatisation does not have to involve expensive foreign consultants and providers.

“The poor are readily paying nearly Rs 300 (six dollars) per month for a cable TV connection, but paying for water needs a mindset change,’’ said Pronita Chakrabarti Agrawal.


read more @ the SOURCE: ipsnews.net – INDIA : Water Privatisation – ‘No Need For Costly Consultants’.

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