UAE prepares for theme park boom – AMEinfo.com

May 26, 2008,AEDT

The UAE may soon be the world’s premiere home for theme parks as an increasing number of entertainment giants such as Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment are teaming up with local developers to build mega resorts in the country. However, as billions of dollars are being poured into these projects, | Read More

City celebrates new environmentally friendly parking lot – NWAnews.com

May 25, 2008,AEDT

The team behind an environmentally sensitive parking lot at Gulley Park hopes it example for developers and builders, encouraging them to use stormwater management practices that protect water quality rather than harm it. The city of Fayetteville partnered with the Uni- will be an versity of Arkansas Department of Landscape | Read More

The hills of the future – BBC News

May 14, 2008,AEDT

Major construction projects produce hundreds of tons of rubble and spoil, but is there an environmentally-friendly alternative to landfill? Four hills which have sprung up on the outskirts of London provide the answer. For years large quantities of it ended up simply being dumped in landfill sites. But now, in | Read More

Shrinking public spaces in cities

May 12, 2008,AEDT

MANY INDIAN cities do not have public spaces worth their names. Most of the open grounds in urban areas have been converted into stadiums, corporate blocks etc. Space should be such where citizens can gather for conviviality without being bothered by honking of horns. It is a distressing reality of | Read More

Green proposals for downtown Columbia — baltimoresun.com

May 9, 2008,AEDT

Solar arrays, “green” roofs and storm-water management that doubles as civic art and takes place only when it’s raining are among the ideas for improving the environment in the redevelopment of downtown Columbia, a consultant told residents this week. Town Center could be a “city within a garden,” said Keith | Read More

“Asia-Pacific Gateway for Climate Change” – UN ESCAP

April 23, 2008,AEDT

Countries from Asia and the Pacific, both developed and developing, are gathering in Bangkok to share experiences on “co-benefits approach to climate change” – win-win actions which cut greenhouse gas emissions while alleviating poverty. The meeting today (23 April) is organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for | Read More

EU heads for climate and trade talks with China

April 22, 2008,AEDT

The European Commission’s biggest-ever delegation to China heads for Beijing this week, hoping to progress from words to action on China’s soaring greenhouse gas emissions and its tense trade ties with Europe.European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso will have to tread a careful line because he also intends to raise | Read More

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