Housing Policy tabled in Indian Parliament

December 8, 2007,AEST

The National Urban Housing & Habitat Policy 2007 seeks to promote various types of public-private partnerships for realizing the goal of “ Affordable Housing For All’ with special emphasis on the urban poor. This was stated by Kumari Selja the | Read More

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

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

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

Richards to champion design in Wales – Design Week

December 6, 2007,AEST

The Design Commission for Wales has appointed Wendy Richards, former principal urban designer at Newport City Council and Newport Unlimited, as development director. Wendy Richards As an experienced urban designer and landscape architect, Richards has previously been involved in delivering | Read More

Rising seas could displace 150 million

December 5, 2007,AEST

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 | Read More

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