Dubai launches initiative to harness solar energy

October 29, 2008,AEDT

As part of its efforts to reduce pollution and create alternative sources of energy to meet growing demand, the city of Dubai has launched a major initiative to harness solar energy. SOURCE: The Hindu News Update Service.

Architecture can focus on L.A.’s shared spaces – Los Angeles Times

October 26, 2008,AEDT

Christopher Hawthorne of L.A. Times looks at “Amid a period in which bolder has meant bigger, the economic slowdown could help push architects to imagine, identify and define new paths.” Looking at the current financial crisis and how architecture could benefit in the long term. SOURCE: Los Angeles Times – | Read More

“Environment Hong Kong 2008” published – $1billion for fund

October 25, 2008,AEDT

The Hong Kong Envrionment Protection Department published the “Environment Hong Kong 2008” report. Key initiatives in the report include:– Cleaner Production Partnership Programme launched in connection with Pearl River Delta factories. – An injection of $1 billion into the Environment and Conservation Fund to enhance community participation in environment and | Read More

Building urban India – Columnist – livemint.com

October 23, 2008,AEDT

India’s cities face many challenges, and one looms larger than the rest: How much will it cost to build our urban infrastructure? read more @ the SOURCE: livemint.com – Building urban India – Columnist –

Lab report examines new ideas for parks, public landscapes – ASU News

October 23, 2008,AEDT

Flying into Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, you become powerfully aware of a suburban landscape dominated by housing subdivisions, by single-family houses with large yards and private pools. You will also see, interspersed throughout the vast expanse of residential tracts, a scattering of public parks and preserves. But what role do | Read More

Madrid seeks to deepen ties with Indian metros -The Economic Times

October 22, 2008,AEDT

Eyeing business opportunities and increased tourism, the Spanish capital of Madrid is seeking to deepen its engagement with Indian metros, particularly New Delhi, by showcasing its expertise in the area of efficient and sustainable development of cities. SOURCE: The Economic Times.– Madrid seeks to deepen ties with Indian metros – | Read More

HK under fire for bright lights

October 22, 2008,AEDT

Many green groups have recently taken aim at lighting in the international city of Hong Kong. Friends of the Earth have called upon retailers to minimise the lighting and to turn off many of its lights during the (after 2am). SOURCE: Reuters UK ‘Hong Kong night light pollution under the | Read More

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