ADB to Help India Attract Private Sector Participation in Infrastructure Projects

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is helping India develop infrastructure projects that can attract private sector investment through the modality of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs).

The Japan Special Fund, through ADB, will provide a $2 million technical assistance grant to help government agencies in India develop a number of pilot PPP projects which can eventually serve as models for future projects. All infrastructure sectors covered under this initiative include urban development, transport, water, health and education sectors.

read more @ the SOURCE: Asian Development Bank – ADB to Help India Attract Private Sector Participation in Infrastructure Projects.

Cabe lukewarm on Fosters’ Crossrail station – Building Design

Cabe has given a cautious welcome to Foster & Partners’ design for a Crossrail station at Canary Wharf.

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Designforum Selected to Update and Modernize Master Plan for 2,800 Acre Brandermill Community – PR.com

Designforum, a landscape architecture firm specializing Urban Design and Town Planning has been selected to redefine the master plan for Brandermill, a 2,800 acre planned community in Chesterfield County, Virginia.

SOURCE: PR.com Press Release – Designforum Selected to Update and Modernize Master Plan for 2,800 Acre Brandermill Community – PR.com.

City Hall’s roof greenery flourishes five years later – ajc.com

“Atlanta City Hall’s large-scale “green roof,” installed on the patio outside the building’s cafeteria in 2003, is flourishing.

Bill Brigham, the city’s landscape architect who designed the project, said the planting has survived high winds, extended drought and the once-a-decade effort to pressure wash the building.”

read more @ the SOURCE: AJC.com (Atlanta Journal Constitution) – City Hall’s roof greenery flourishes five years later | ajc.com.

Landscape increasing in importance in buyer’s eyes

“For more than a decade, as property values soared, luxury condominium developers found creative ways to promote projects. Some touted exclusive addresses and lavish amenities while others enlisted celebrity architects and endorsers to help drum up enthusiasm. Now, as numbers of sales fall in even the most resilient real estate markets, developers are having to work even harder. And many are turning to an area that once received only perfunctory attention: landscape design.

“Today, a buyer is just as likely to ask about the gardens and public spaces at a development project as what kind of kitchen or bath amenities there are,” says Edward Lewis, a London estate agency that specialises in new properties. And in a slowing market, every detail matters.

In New York the backers of Beekman Plaza have listed their landscape architects, Field Operations, in collaboration with Dutch planting expert Piet Oudolf, alongside their star architect, Frank Gehry.

For their part, top architects say working closely with landscape designers from the outset of a project is essential, particularly on large-scale housing developments. “Landscaping used to be one of the weak links in residential condominium design,” says Gisue Hariri, a partner at design firm Hariri & Hariri Architecture.”

Read more @ the SOURCE: FT.com / Home UK / UK – Wrapped in green.

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