Rethinking The Makeover of Urban Villages –

October 15, 2008,AEDT

The term “urban village” has often appeared in the media, especially in the newspapers of Shenzhen and Guangzhou (coastal cities in southern China where migrant population congregate). In recent years, a “makeover” for these urban villages has become urgent task for local authorities. read more @ the SOURCE: Economic Observer | Read More

India’s humble rickshaw goes solar

October 13, 2008,AEDT

“NEW DELHI (AFP) — It’s been touted as a solution to urban India’s traffic woes, chronic pollution and fossil fuel dependence, as well as an escape from backbreaking human toil.” read [email protected] the SOURCE: AFP – India’s humble rickshaw goes solar.

Companies moving inland from coastal region

October 13, 2008,AEDT

China Daily gives an insight into the companies moving inland from the Shanghai and surrounding coastal cities – higher land, construction and labour costs. “A changing industrial landscape is unfolding in China’s most prosperous coastal region…….read more @ the SOURCE: China Daily Companies moving inland from coastal region.

New design guidance launched to transform the future of play

October 6, 2008,AEDT

Play England, the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) have launched, for the first time in the England, detailed guidance for the design of children’s play spaces. Free copies of the guide can be ordered by calling (+44) 0845 60 | Read More

The Wave, Muscat adopts sustainable development practices

September 10, 2008,AEDT

Matt Reynolds, Atkins Supervising Senior Landscape Architect at The Wave, Muscat, provides an insight on how a few initiatives can make the hard and soft landscaping both sustainable and environment friendly. ‘The landscape designers (Landscape Designs LLC, Oman) have focused on providing a landscape treatment that minimizes the use of | Read More

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