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]
“Think big. That’s what urban planners, real-estate developers and business leaders say Scottsdale should do when it tackles the revitalization of its aging automobile row known as Motor Mile.
“This is an instance of ‘make no small plans,’ ” said Bill Sanderson, whose Cleveland-based development company has found a still-risky niche in turning outdated spaces around the country into new communities.”
[SOURCE: azcentral.com – Auto dealerships get new purpose]
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“The world’s biggest flatbed delivers diamond-shaped glazing panels for the RMJM-designed Capital Gate building
Monster glass panels for Abu Dhabi’s ‘leaning tower’ development have arrived on what the project team claims is the world’s biggest flat bed truck.
The panels are for the Capital Gate building, which architect RMJM recently submitted for the Guinness Book of Records as the ‘world’s most inclined building’.”
[SOURCE: Building.co.uk – Giant glass panels arrive for the leaning tower of Abu Dhabi]
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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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San Jose Business Journal reports
“The San Jose City Council on last Tuesday agreed to fund an urban market on the western part of downtown with $6 million”
[SOURCE: San Jose Business Journal: San Jose approves urban market]
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NZ Herald News reports
“An Auckland engineering firm has won the contract to design a US$1.5 billion ($2.9 billion) Bangladesh bridge.
Maunsell AECOM NZ Newmarket office scored the job for the Padma Bridge, which is to be Bangladesh’s largest and connect the south-west region with the country’s capital Dhaka.”
[SOURCE: NZ Herald News – Auckland firm to design $3b bridge]
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