Building could slow at Ajman emirate’s dream city

The Guardian (UK) reports that

“Construction of a $60 billion city in the emirate of Ajman could be slowed, its developer says, in another sign that the global economic crisis is hitting the Middle East’s grand development plans.”

[SOURCE: Business Feed Article | Business | guardian.co.uk]

Landscape Institute 2008 awards

The awards comprised 15 categories in 2008, including landscape design, planning, science and research with 38 entries recognised as winners, highly commended or commended. Overseas winners include New Providence Wharf in Ontario and a development along the Haihe river in China.

SOURCE: Landscape Institute – Project to deliver sustainable communities in East London lauded as top landscape scheme in UK.

Congratulations to the winners of the awards – see a full list here

Bahrain planning green areas

Gulf Daily News reports that Bahrain is looking to go green with a ‘one plan’ initiative. The initiative is lead by Skidmore Owings Merril (SOM) who are looking into several areas for building communities and waterfront areas.

SOURCE: Gulf Daily News – Greener Bahrain

Scott Wilson win award for Tianjin Hai He River

The Hai He River Landscape Design project in Tianjin, China, was joint winner in the Consultancy Project (<£2m) of the Year category. Through landscape design and the creation of high quality public space, this project, in the heart of Tianjin, is a successful example of environment-led regeneration creating a sustainable resource for the present and future generations to enjoy.

SOURCE: Scott Wilson

East Village Riverwalk plan debuts – Calgary Canada

The developer for Calgary’s East Village will reveal the plans for the redevelopment to the public today. The project has suffered many delays and false starts over many years.

The plans for the first stage will redevelop a 4km section of the riverwalk connecting the East Village to Downtown.

Read the SOURCE @ Calgary Herald – East Village Riverwalk plan debuts.

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