Spanish developer falls with €2.3bn debt – Times Online

Times Online reports

”The crisis in the Spanish construction sector claimed another victim yesterday as the country’s fifth biggest property development company went into administration.

Promociones Habitat said it had financial commitments of up to €2.3 billion (£1.93 billion).”

[SOURCE: Spanish developer falls with €2.3bn debt - Times Online].

Asia’s first lady of the environment – The Japan Times Online

Edahiro is widely known in Japan as the translator of Al Gore’s book “An Inconvenient Truth,” but that’s just one tip of her professional iceberg.

Besides translation, Edahiro, 46, is perhaps Japan’s most dynamic and prolific environmental writer and speaker, and a valued adviser to top corporations, civic organizations, local and national bureaucrats and the prime minister. She is also Executive Director of Japan for Sustainability (JFS),

[SOURCE: Asia's first lady of the environment – The Japan Times Online].

Wellington City Council: Let’s Do It Again – Scoop.co.nz

Wellington City Council doesn’t like its five-year old upgrade to the pedestrian Mall. The City has decided to reinstate the two-lane road with two-way traffic. The City’s reasoning is to reinstate the precinct known as the Golden Mile in Wellington, it would also allow bus routes to pass through the mall at a 30km/h(18mph) speed limit.

[SOURCE:Scoop: Wellington City Council: Let’s Do It Again].

Digital Cities: London´s Future

Date: 20 November – 24 January 2009

Digital Cities looks at how digital technology helps us understand and improve the planning and experience of our city.

Curated by
The Building Centre and Sir Terry Farrell

The Building Centre
Store Street
London
WC1E 7BT
T: +44 (0) 207 692 4000
www.buildingcentre.co.uk

[SOURCE: Building Centre – Events.

Research and Markets: Design with Constructal Theory

Research and Markets has announced that they have published a new report – “Design with Constructal Theory” which is a revolutionary new approach based on physics for understanding and predicting the designs that arise in nature and engineering, from the tree and the forest to the cooling of electronics, urban design, decontamination, and vascular smart materials. This book shows how you can use the method of constructal theory to design human-made systems in order to reduce trial and error and increase the system performance.

[SOURCE: Research & Markets]

 

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