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

Pandas face tough time this winter

December 12, 2008,AEDT

China Daily reports “Giant pandas living in the wild in Sichuan will face a struggle to survive this winter because of the damage caused to their environment by the May 12 earthquake, an expert said Thursday. In July, the Sichuan government unveiled a 2 billion yuan ($290 million) plan, drawn | Read More

MetroPac seeks to develop North Harbor – INQUIRER.net

December 7, 2008,AEDT

A unit of Hong Kong-listed First Pacific Co. Ltd. said Friday it is in talks with the Philippine government and a partner to develop North Harbor, Manila’s busiest port. SOURCE INQUIRER.net – Business – MetroPac seeks to develop North Harbor

Urban densification: Creating space to live – CNN.com

December 7, 2008,AEDT

CNN.com talks to Jonathan D. Solomon, Assistant Professor of Architecture at Hong Kong University about a concept known as “urban densification” read CNN interview @ the [SOURCE: CNN.com – Urban densification: Creating space to live]   View Larger Map

Urban growth sparks calls for better planning

December 7, 2008,AEDT

Vietnam News reports “Rapid urbanisation is changing the face of Viet Nam, but at the same time creating problems that need to be solved, according to the head of the Institute of Urban Research and Infrastructure Development, Pham Sy Liem.” read more @ the [SOURCE: Viet Nam News]. View Larger | Read More

28b yuan more for transport infrastructure construction

December 4, 2008,AEDT

“China’s central government will add 100 billion yuan ($14.51 billion) to key projects in the fourth quarter of this year, of which 28 billion yuan are allocated for railways, roads and airport infrastructure, said www.CRI.cn Wednesday” [SOURCE: China Daily – 8b yuan more for transport infrastructure construction].

Singapore’s Koh Brothers wins $381 mln contract – Reuters

December 3, 2008,AEDT

 Reuters reports “Singapore construction firm Koh Brothers said on Tuesday it won a S$582 million ($380.1 million) contract to build an underground metro station.” SOURCE: Reuters – Singapore’s Koh Brothers wins $381 mln contract

China Pavillion ready for its red paint

November 30, 2008,AEDT

Workers finish construction yesterday on the concrete support structure for the Shanghai 2010 World Expo’s China Pavilion. IMAGE CREDIT & SOURCE: Shanghai Daily

Defying the downturn, city builds even higher – Shanghai Daily

November 28, 2008,AEDT

Three months after opening the world’s second-tallest skyscraper, Shanghai is about to start construction of an even taller building – in the face of an economic slowdown and falling property prices. Construction on the 632-meter Shanghai Tower, expected to cost 14.8 billion yuan (US$2.17 billion), will begin in Pudong’s Lujiazui | Read More

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