New urban planning degree for Western Sydney

November 5, 2009,AEST

Architecture&Design reports As Greater Western Sydney burgeons, the need for skilled urban planners is mushrooming.The University of Western Sydney (UWS) is launching a new Bachelor of Social Science/ Master of Urban Management and Planning degree. SOURCE: Architecture&Design

Australia allocates $86 mil for stormwater harversting

November 4, 2009,AEST

Thirteen organisations will share in $86 million to undertake innovative stormwater capture projects to help secure water supplies for Australian cities. Minister for Climate Change and Water, Senator Penny Wong, announced recently the outcome of the first funding round for | Read More

4 Asean capitals join forces to turn ‘green’

November 4, 2009,AEST

Bangkok Post reports Jakarta, Manila, Vientiane and Bangkok have agreed to move towards becoming green cities and join forces to fight climate change. Representatives from the four cities have also adopted the draft founding declaration of the “Cool Asean, Green | Read More

Asian cities are growing

November 3, 2009,AEST

A great editorial from The Nation from the Asian Network of Major Cities 21 Conference (ANMC21) being held in Bangkok. The editor writes about various issues including: As Asian countries enjoy economic growth, many face problems that come with too-rapid | Read More

Marina in Chennai gets a makeover

November 2, 2009,AEST

The Hindu reports Clutter-free and aesthetic walking spaces are an important aspect of urban design. By redesigning the promenade along the Marina beach front, the Corporation of Chennai has taken a step in the right direction. Two years since it | Read More

Biz investment down, focus shifts to infrastructure

October 30, 2009,AEST

Queensland Business Review reports A rebound in business confidence has not yet translated into investment intentions, with Queensland, Australia relying on a strong pipeline of infrastructure projects to drive the economy to more stable ground. The latest Access Economics-Arup Investment | Read More

SOM Wins Beijing CBD Competition

October 25, 2009,AEST

The Chicago and China offices of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) were named the winner of an international design competition to expand the Beijing Central Business District (CBD). The competition was sponsored by the Chaoyang District Government and the Beijing | Read More

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