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