‘Brain city’ a student assignment – Queensland – BrisbaneTimes

A reported plan to build a massive research facility with 10,000 people at Pinjarra Hills, west of Brisbane, is simply a “hypothetical” exercise formulated by urban planning students at the University of Queensland.

SOURCE: BrisbaneTimes‘Brain city’ a student assignment – Queensland –

Brazil Hosts IFLA 46th World Congress

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

Inequality rising in Indian cities -The Hindu

“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.

Irish architects win World Building of the Year for Milan development | Europe | News

Irish firm Grafton Architects have won the first ever World Building of the Year award for their new faculty building for the Luigi Bocconi University in Milan.

SOURCE: Propertywire.com – Irish architects win World Building of the Year for Milan development

Architecture can focus on L.A.’s shared spaces – Los Angeles Times

Christopher Hawthorne of L.A. Times looks at “Amid a period in which bolder has meant bigger, the economic slowdown could help push architects to imagine, identify and define new paths.”

Looking at the current financial crisis and how architecture could benefit in the long term.

SOURCE: Los Angeles Times – Architecture can focus on L.A.’s shared spaces

Abu Dhabi plans a second city centre – Emirates Business 24/7

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.

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

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: XinhuaChina calls for Asia-Europe co-op to promote sustainable development

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