Lantau North Country Park opens (hong kong)

November 23, 2008,AEDT

Two-thousand hikers helped Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau open Hong Kong’s 24th country park on Lantau Island today. The Lantau North (Extension) Country Park adds another 2,360 hectares to Hong Kong’s country park area. It brings Lantau Island’s total country park area to 10,000 hectares, or 70% of the | Read More

Character suburbs may make way for medium density – The Courier-Mail

November 13, 2008,AEDT

courier mail reports that “BRISBANE may have to sacrifice some middle-ring character suburbs to medium-density housing to achieve population targets, an academic says.Brisbane has to accommodate an extra 140,000 people over the next 20 years through what is known as infill development, or redeveloping areas with higher density.” read more | Read More

Quake relic park opens in Sichuan – Shanghai Daily

November 12, 2008,AEDT

THE first Sichuan earthquake relic park opened today in Qingchuan County of Guangyuan City. The park covers nearly 50 square kilometers and includes five villages and one town, Chengdu Business Daily reported today. The area was the most heavily damaged by the May 12 earthquake that measured 8.0 on the | Read More

Building urban India – Columnist – livemint.com

October 23, 2008,AEDT

India’s cities face many challenges, and one looms larger than the rest: How much will it cost to build our urban infrastructure? read more @ the SOURCE: livemint.com – Building urban India – Columnist –

Madrid seeks to deepen ties with Indian metros -The Economic Times

October 22, 2008,AEDT

Eyeing business opportunities and increased tourism, the Spanish capital of Madrid is seeking to deepen its engagement with Indian metros, particularly New Delhi, by showcasing its expertise in the area of efficient and sustainable development of cities. SOURCE: The Economic Times.– Madrid seeks to deepen ties with Indian metros – | Read More

HK under fire for bright lights

October 22, 2008,AEDT

Many green groups have recently taken aim at lighting in the international city of Hong Kong. Friends of the Earth have called upon retailers to minimise the lighting and to turn off many of its lights during the (after 2am). SOURCE: Reuters UK ‘Hong Kong night light pollution under the | Read More

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