Global Hyatt to add 20 hotels in 5 years (in India)

January 18, 2009,AEDT

Business Standard “Global Hyatt Corporation, a US-based premier hotel chain operator, has announced an expansion initiative involving erection of 20 new hotel properties in the next five years.” [SOURCE: Business Standard – Global Hyatt to add 20 hotels in 5 years]

2nd Master Plan to make city futuristic – Chennai -Express Buzz

January 13, 2009,AEDT

Express Buzz reports CHENNAI: A slum-free Chennai, navigable Buckingham Canal, pedestrian walkways and sky buses sounds like a farfetched dream. But this would all be possible, if the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority’s Second Master Plan Vision 2026 becomes a reality. [SOURCE: Express Buzz – 2nd Master Plan to make city | Read More

Kolkata’s runway dreams

January 7, 2009,AEDT

Business Standard reports “Even as private airport developers in Delhi and elsewhere struggle to find money for their projects, Kolkata’s Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport has begun work on a Rs 1,942.51-crore modernisation exercise that will enhance its capacity five-fold to 24 million passengers per annum, and, allow the | Read More

‘Two children the limit,’ says NA Standing Committee

December 28, 2008,AEDT

Viet Name news agency reports “Most members of the National Assembly Standing Committee reached a consensus to declare each couple should have no more than two children in the amended Population Ordinance at a meeting in the capital ….” SOURCE: Viet Nam News.

Construction of NCKU Green Building Kicked Off – MarketWatch

December 23, 2008,AEDT

The blueprint of the most pioneering green building in National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) and also probably the first of its kind in the world, namely the Education Center for Subtropical Green Buildings (ECSGB) with an alias as “Green Magic School”, was recently approved by the City Urban Planning Committee | Read More

Green lobby irked by mindless beautifying-The Times of India

December 16, 2008,AEDT

The Times of India reports “City environmentalists and architects are frustrated with KMC’s mindless beautification drives at the city’s parks and tanks, which often endup destroying nature, rather than preserving it. Conservation architect Manish Chakraborti blamed KMC’s poor planning and the reliance on contractors for the exclusion of tanks from | Read More

Hangzhou Shangri-la to get shorter

December 12, 2008,AEDT

In a period when the tallest buildlings are going up such as the Shanghai Tower and Burj Dubai it is comforting to see a city that has the initiative to protect its character and urban fabric. Hangzhou is requiring that buildings that surround the beautiful West Lake should be made less | Read More

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