Municipalities want power to preserve natural areas

December 7, 2007,AEST

EDMONTON – Municipalities have asked the provincial government to give them more power to protect natural areas within their boundaries. “We’re losing a lot of our natural areas — wetlands, tree stands, that sort of thing — and we don’t | Read More

Right Trees for England for Climate Change

December 6, 2007,AEST

A new website launched bu the Mayor of London is Right Trees for Climate Change and helpd built environment professionals, other professions and developers to decide on the most suitable tree.Right Trees for Climate Change

Zande joining Stantec

December 6, 2007,AEST

A Canadian engineering and design company plans to acquire R.D. Zande & Associates, a Columbus-based business known for environmental and civil engineering. Stantec Inc., a publicly traded company in Edmonton, Alberta, will pay an undisclosed amount of cash for R.D. | Read More

Shortage of Skills in the Built Environment

December 6, 2007,AEST

The Construction Industry Council launched their Professional Services Survey yesterday stated that the Built Environment industry requires 12,000 competent new professionals to enter the industry every year to meet demand as major projects such as the Olympics gather speed. Added | Read More

Landscape Sacrificial – Landscape Institute

December 6, 2007,AEST

The Landscape Institute called for a greater role for the profession in response to the Government’s ‘Draft Strategy for Sustainable Construction.’ Chair of the Landscape Institute Policy Committee Jon Lovell said landscape was often “the sacrificial lamb” on projects, which undermined | Read More

Varna is the Best City to Live in Bulgaria

December 6, 2007,AEST

Varna was elected for the best city to live in Bulgaria, according to the special research of DarikNews.bg On the second and third place are rated Plovdiv and Veliko Turnovo. The capital of Bulgaria takes the 4thplace of the ranking. | Read More

Hanoi City councils discuss improving weak planning and management

December 6, 2007,AEST

Poor infrastructure and traffic congestion top the agendas of the Ha Noi and HCM City municipal People’s Councils during their current sittings. And both councils found that the shortcomings stemmed from inadequate planning and management. Viet Nam News.

Crowded city challenges business recruiters

December 6, 2007,AEST

DEVELOPMENT Tenants looking for offices in uptown’s record tight market will have trouble finding space for at least the next year. “There is a positive side,” said economic development recruiter Justin Hunt at the Charlotte Chamber. “It shows the vibrancy | Read More

Ireland outlines Transport spending plan

December 6, 2007,AEST

A total of €1.3 billion has been earmarked for public transport spending, while €2.3 billion has been set aside for investment in national and non-national roads. Minister for Transport Noel Dempsey said the public transport allocation will be used to | Read More

Wind farm plan for Cardiff Bay

December 6, 2007,AEST

THE face of the waterfront in Cardiff and Barry could be changed forever, with plans to build wind farms on dockland sites. Ports company ABP has brought in experts to look at the possibility building wind turbines on its sites | Read More

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