$3 Billion Grand Avenue Project Starts Construction

December 4, 2007,AEST

Construction work is underway on The Grand, one of the largest vertically-integrated, mixed-use projects under construction in the nation. The multi-phase 3.6 million square foot development spanning three city blocks will cost an estimated $3 billion to develop. Phase I | Read More

$US 1 Billion needed for Investment in Dragon City

December 4, 2007,AEST

Real estate developer Phu Long Joint-Stock Company yesterday launched what is considered to be the largest project of any local property company, the 65-ha Dragon City in Sai Gon South. Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao said the project would include | Read More

Brad Pitt unveils plans for New Orleans homes

December 4, 2007,AEST

Brad Pitt launched his own regeneration project for Katrina-ravaged New Orleans yesterday, unveiling designs for a range of eco-friendly and flood-proof homes. Pitt, who had ambitions to be an architect if he had not taken up acting, commissioned 13 architectural | Read More

Architect Safdie won’t be drawing up master plan

December 4, 2007,AEST

Moshe Safdie, the world-renowned architect behind Montreal’s Habitat 67, has been squeezed out of drawing up the master plan for the future hospital of the McGill University Health Centre, The Gazette has learned. The MUHC announced with great fanfare in | Read More

Calcutta has Grand Plans for 7 urban hubs

December 4, 2007,AEST

Keeping the upcoming industrialisation and urbanisation in view, separate master plans will be prepared for seven upcoming industrial hubs and urban conglomerates. The identified industrial hubs and urban centres are Paradip, Kalinga Nagar, Jharsuguda, Angul-Talcher, Puri, Berhampur and Sambalpur. The | Read More

Slums bursting at the seams

December 4, 2007,AEST

More than three hundred thousand people could be living in sub-human conditions in the slums by the end of the decade if the unplanned growth of the Islamabad Capital Territory and Rawalpindi continues, urban planners associated with private companies say. | Read More

Community Housing Development in Williamsburg

December 4, 2007,AEST

WILLIAMSBURG — “Higher and deeper” is the theme for the affordable units at the proposed Domino Sugar Refinery development on the waterfront in Williamsburg. “That’s the key,” said Michael Lappin, president of the Community Preservation Corp., adding, “We have pledged | Read More

Chicago’s Alleys Turning Green

December 3, 2007,AEST

A new initiative will help make Chicago’s 1,900 miles (3,000 kilometers) of alleyways more sustainable. The miniature streets behind homes and buildings, used mainly for garbage collection and parking access, keep main roads cleaner and less congested but are prone | Read More

Granton Harbour ‘like a dreary Beijing estate’

December 3, 2007,AEST

GRANTON Harbour has received the dubious honour of being shortlisted for the notorious ‘Plook on the Plinth’ award. Judges compared the waterfront development to a “dreary market-driven estate” in Beijing, rather than the iconic project that developers envisaged. It also | Read More

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