Award-winning Nanjing to spend $4b on new housing

“Nanjing will spend another 30 billion yuan ($4.41 billion) to renovate 3 million sq m of dilapidated residential areas before the end of 2010, a government spokesman said yesterday.

The measures were announced after Nanjing won the top UN Habitat award at the ongoing World Urban Forum in the city.”

SOURCE: Chinadaily – Award-winning Nanjing to spend $4b on new housing.

It’s time to rethink ideas on urban planning_English_Xinhua

Paul Farmer, chief executive officer of the American Planning Association, once summarized his planning concept as “honor history, celebrate the present, and choose the future.”

In reality, especially at the current development stage in China, we seem to have too many “celebrations” of the present at the expense of historical heritage and future generations’ well-being.

SOURCE: Xinhua – It’s time to rethink ideas on urban planning

Ajman Marina prepares infrastructure for big projects with Dhs3bn | Ajman Marina

Ajman continues to pave the way for big real estate projects to be developed in the emirate by continuing to execute various infrastructure projects, including road networks, and water and drainage systems.

SOURCE: AMEinfo.com – Ajman Marina prepares infrastructure for big projects with Dhs3bn | Ajman Marina.

Tempe building to be supergreen

Innovative green features in Tempe’s new Transportation Center will make it one of the most energy-efficient buildings in the nation when the office block opens next month.

SOURCE: AZCENTRAL.com – Tempe building to be supergreen.

Two Eminent Landscape Architects join Innovation Council

Senator Kim Carr, Australian Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research today said the members of the newly established Built Environment Industry Innovation Council (BEIIC), should champion innovation in the industry.

Among the members appointed are two Eminent Landscape Architects

Prof Catherin Bull – Elisabeth Murdoch Professor of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne

Ken Maher – Chairman, Hassell

SOURCE: Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA).

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