Construction begins on world’s longest cross-sea bridge

December 16, 2009,AEDT

Shanghai Daily reports CONSTRUCTION of the worlds longest cross-sea bridge linking Chinas southern economic hub of Guangdong Province to Hong Kong and Macau began yesterday, a project expected to strengthen economic ties.Starting from Lantau Island off the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Y-shaped Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge will have a | Read More

4 rivers project facing opposition from green groups

December 14, 2009,AEDT

South Korea has recently had a ground breaking for a large scale remaking of the four major rivers known as the Han, Nakdong, Yeongsan and Geum. The project includes dredging of the rivers and construction of dikes, reservoirs and hydro-dams whilst creating parks, bikeways, and water recreation areas. This is | Read More

Landscape architects help Australians keep an outdoor lifestyle

December 10, 2009,AEDT

Landscape architects will be among the leaders in the battle to keep Queenslanders cool – and outside – as the world deals with climate change, according to QUT’s Professor Gini Lee. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the first graduates in landscape architecture from Queensland University of Technology and | Read More

‘Karachi needs to be connected to its hinterland’

December 9, 2009,AEDT

The News reports All mega cities were deeply connected with their hinterland and until we see Karachi in relation to its hinterland, we won’t be able to solve many of its problems, said Chairman, Department of Architecture and Planning, NED University of Engineering and Technology, Dr Noman Ahmed. Read Dr | Read More

Urban greening projects get green light

December 7, 2009,AEDT

China Daily Three remaining greening projects for three areas in Hong Kong Island will begin soon and, given expectations, be completed in the middle of 2011. Together with other ongoing and completed projects, these mark the completion of the Greening Master Plan Initiative for urban areas. The three areas to | Read More

Businesses asked to sign up to Jakarta Charter

December 3, 2009,AEDT

During the Convention for Biological Diversity being held in Jakarta from November 30 to December 2, representatives from about 200 companies worldwide in mining, fisheries, construction, forestry, tourism and cosmetics business released a draft charter called the Jakarta Charter which will requires companies to integrate biodiversity into their business strategies | Read More

Malaysian designers told to return to rain forest and cultural roots

November 30, 2009,AEDT

The Star.com.my reports A prominent landscape designer urged Malaysian designers to put natural beauty and art back into its garden designs and return to her tropical forest roots. Made Wijaya, a landscape designer, said local designers should look towards the rich local culture like those in Kelantan and Terengganu for | Read More

Bangalore students to cycle to school

November 24, 2009,AEDT

Times of India reports A group of girls near the busy Old Airport Road in India’s tech hub Bangalore bicycle to school every day as a lifestyle statement – green transport is cool. Karnataka’s Transport Department is trying to spread this lifestyle statement to reduce congestion in this jammed city. | Read More

Top scientists join calls to save threatened red gum forests

November 24, 2009,AEDT

Sydney Morning Herald reports MORE than 50 leading scientists from around Australia have written to the Premier, Nathan Rees, asking him to protect the iconic Riverina red gum forests by creating huge national parks in south-western NSW and increasing the flow of water to them from the Murray and Murrumbidgee | Read More

Hong Kong Building regulations under review

November 23, 2009,AEDT

news.com.hk reports The Council for Sustainable Development will recommend ways to deal with the problem of ‘inflated’ buildings in the first half of next year, Secretary for Development Carrie Lam says, adding the Government will review parking space proportions in buildings. As Hong Kong has a comprehensive railway system which | Read More

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