China vows to strive for balanced rural and urban development -Xinhua

October 20, 2008,AEDT

“China will take multiple measures to support rural economic and social development to realize a balanced growth between its rural and urban areas, according to a Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee decision here on Sunday……” read more @ the SOURCE: Xinhua – China vows to strive for balanced | Read More

New urban enclave to rise in Bajada – Sun.Star Davao

October 20, 2008,AEDT

“TOP developer Ayala Land, Incorporated (ALI) and Davao City-based Antonio Floirendo Corporation (Anflocor) are agog over transforming a sprawling property on JP Laurel avenue in Bajada, Davao City into a new urban enclave………” read more @ the SOURCE: Sun.Star Davao – New urban enclave to rise in Bajada.

Changing urban areas for the better – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos

October 18, 2008,AEDT

A 38-kilometer waterfront development in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia, the upcoming $1 billion (P48 billion) logistics and service hub project inside Clark Freeport Zone, the planned redevelopment of Pasig River waterways and riverbanks, high-rise residential developments rising along the Jumeirah Beach in Dubai, and urban landscaping of Butuan City. SOURCE: INQUIRER.net, | Read More

Government to boost Chinese property market

October 17, 2008,AEDT

Facing a housing market lull which could drag China’s economy further in the backdrop of a worldwide financial crisis, Beijing is probing possibilities to loosen its macro control to activate the real estate sector. As many as 18 Chinese cities, including Shanghai,Guangzhou,Hangzhou and Xi’an, have announced detailed policies to boost | Read More

Architects warn anew of topsy-turvy urban planning among cities

October 16, 2008,AEDT

“An association of architects has warned anew of the lack of a master plan in the design of cities, pointing to the common urban blight of traffic, drainage and sanitation. Francis Hidalgo, vice president for operation of the Davao Chapter of the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP) said, “it’s | Read More

Companies moving inland from coastal region

October 13, 2008,AEDT

China Daily gives an insight into the companies moving inland from the Shanghai and surrounding coastal cities – higher land, construction and labour costs. “A changing industrial landscape is unfolding in China’s most prosperous coastal region…….read more @ the SOURCE: China Daily Companies moving inland from coastal region.

‘Superblocks add to green space’ – The Jakarta Post

August 16, 2008,AEDT

Public parks within superblocks run by private developers can alleviate the lack of green public space and help urban revitalization, an expert said Friday. “The city administration needs to revitalize the city but doesn’t have the cash. So permitting private superblocks is a part of urban revitalization,” University of Indonesia | Read More

Environment-friendly Olympic Village granted LEED gold award-Xinhua

August 14, 2008,AEDT

Chen Zhili, head of the Beijing Olympic Village, received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold award here on Wednesday presented by the U.S. Green Building Council. On behalf of the council, U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson honored the award to Chen, who is also vice president of | Read More

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