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 fund extensions to Dublin’s Luas light railway; for planning and design work on Dublin’s proposed Metro systems and Navan rail line and for continued construction work on the Kildare route project, the Western Rail Corridor and the Cork-Middleton rail line.
ireland.com – Breaking News – Transport outlines planned spend.
The Design Commission for Wales has appointed Wendy Richards, former principal urban designer at Newport City Council and Newport Unlimited, as development director.
As an experienced urban designer and landscape architect, Richards has previously been involved in delivering a number of design projects, ranging from an urban park development in Hong Kong’s New Territories to the Riverfront Theatre in Newport.
Richards believes Wales has a unique opportunity to take a strong lead in innovative design in Europe through its use of sustainable design principles.
Richards to champion design in Wales – Design Week.
In the projected 2070 rankings, Miami remains at the top of the list, with exposed assets rising from $400 billion to more than $3.5 trillion. But the rapid development expected in developing nations means future exposure will become more concentrated in Asia, the report predicts, with eight of the top ten located there. Guangzhou, China, is projected as the second most exposed city in terms of assets, followed by New York; Kolkata, India; Shanghai, China; Mumbai, India; Tianjin, China; Tokyo, Hong Kong and Bangkok, Thailand.
Report: Rising seas could displace 150 million – Pacific Business News (Honolulu):.
Seeking a place in the vanguard of the battle against global warming, France last month unveiled a package of ambitious pledges that included a particularly bold proposition: An end to new highway construction.
Environmentalists cheered the development, but they are watching carefully. They want the government to publish specific measures by next March, and they also want to make sure that loopholes – such as allowing new roads to relieve congestion and promote safety – are not abused.
Does building new roads help or hurt global warming? – International Herald Tribune.
BUILDING 800 homes on green belt land will reduce the Bromley borough’s historic housing shortfall overnight’, according to a developer.
Asprey Homes won an appeal against Bromley Council’s decision to block a proposal to build on a 34-acre Blue Circle Site in Bromley Common.
Council Overrided As Housing Plan Wins Out
Germany has set aside 105 million euros for the water, energy and health care sectors in Kenya, with a greater emphasis on geothermal e nergy, water reform initiatives in towns and private sector-led agriculture growth.
Germany to fund agric, energy water reform initiatives in Kenya | Afrique – Actualité et informations africaines.
With its tightknit residential neighborhoods, its boulevards lined with cafes, shops, and parks, Boston officials for years have smugly considered the Hub the best city for a stroll.
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Hotel, tourist, and advertising executives two decades ago coined the phrase “America’s Walking City” and made it part of an international ad campaign. Mayor Thomas M. Menino is fond of calling the city “the most walkable in America.”
Most walkable city? Step in line, Boston – The Boston Globe.