Tower of strength for Expo — Shanghai Daily

January 15, 2008,AEDT

SHANGHAI will turn a 165-meter chimney at an old power plant into a state-of-the-art observation tower for the 2010 World Expo. The building will demonstrate architectural prowess in combining advanced technology with the city’s history – and to say that | Read More

Chongqing to spend $13b on housing

January 15, 2008,AEDT

Chongqing municipality will spend 100 billion yuan ($13.8 billion) over the next five years on the demolition and renovation of all old and dangerous houses in its nine urban districts, officials have said. The mammoth project aims to build affordable | Read More

Minnesota Eco Group proves not only new houses can be green

January 15, 2008,AEDT

Wayzata Minnesota-based environmental organization Live Green, Live Smart announces The Sustainable House™ received Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council™ (USGBC), for the remodeling of a 1948 rambler, located in Minnetonka, Minnesota. The award is the Council’s highest level | Read More

ADB to help China fight desert drift

January 15, 2008,AEDT

China is getting outside help for a project to stop the alarming spread of deserts in its western interior that causes siltation of the Yellow River, the Asian Development Bank said Saturday. Manila-based ADB said it will help Beijing design | Read More

China’s cities: faster, bigger, better?

January 12, 2008,AEDT

Today Pudong has joined Manhattan and the City of London as one of the world’s foremost business hubs. Countless other Chinese cities are determined to follow in Shanghai’s steps. Cities have been the engines of China’s economic growth, contributing 70% | Read More

N.Y. leads USA in green construction

January 12, 2008,AEDT

Two days ago, the Verdesian, a 26-story rental building developed by the Albanese Organization, became the first multi-family, residential high-rise building in the United States to receive Platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) status from the U.S. Green | Read More

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