Biz investment down, focus shifts to infrastructure

October 30, 2009,AEDT

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,AEDT

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

Singapore conserving biodiversity well: Expert

October 22, 2009,AEDT

asiaone reports SINGAPORE is taking a unique approach to conserving its biodiversity and is doing well, an expert said yesterday. Unlike many other countries, it makes its natural biodiversity accessible to the public through nature parks such as Sungei Buloh | Read More

Growers’ markets taking root in inner Sydney

October 21, 2009,AEDT

Central Sydney(Newspaper) reports “The plan is to make Chippendale into an urban farm with food available where we live and work and even growing vines on otherwise hot empty walls,” Mr Mobbs said. Meanwhile, more than half the land used | Read More

Flawed urban planning in Bangalore impedes night life

October 21, 2009,AEDT

Improper planning and undefined demarcations for business and residential areas in Bangalore is one of the main reasons that impedes the existence of a vibrant night life in the city, said Shankar Bidari, Police Commissioner, Bangalore. via Flawed urban planning | Read More

Former Indonesian President hopes for better urban planning

October 14, 2009,AEDT

According to the Jakarta Post, the former president of Indonesia BJ Habibie came out yesterday suggesting that urban planning laws were not enough and that urban planning requires better implementation. The Jakarta Post reported that Habibie said “Don’t assume that | Read More

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