Foriegn firms aren’t just in India for the cash

June 15, 2008,AEDT

The Times of India looks at foreign firms in India and talks about Be it a slum redevelopment project in congested Mumbai or Kolkata’s new museum of modern art, the global imprint on the country’s fast-changing urban landscape is evident. Made in India but designed by a clutch of foreign architects | Read More

RhinoTerrain 1.0 for Rhinoceros 4.0 Released

June 13, 2008,AEDT

RhinoTerrain SARL today announced the release of RhinoTerrain 1.0 for Rhinoceros 4.0, a plugin for generation and analysis of accurate 3D terrain models for use in Architecture, Survey, Civil Engineering and Landscaping practices plus support for output to 3d printers. Features include Fast Terrain Creation, True terrain visualisation, Contour Curve | Read More

IHG to open tallest hotel in Vietnam by 2011

June 13, 2008,AEDT

InterContintenal Hotels & Resorts(IHG) to open Vietnam’s tallest hotel in 2011 InterContinental Hanoi Landmark to occupy upper floors of a new 336-metre tower, one of the world’s tallest buildings  IHG announced the addition of InterContinental Hanoi Landmark, Vietnam’s tallest hotel, to its growing list of InterContinental Hotels & Resorts under | Read More

Green design for buildings to become mandatory – The Jakarta Post

June 12, 2008,AEDT

The Jakarta administration is taking a step toward creating more energy-efficient buildings by drafting green regulations for future and existing structures. The regulations are being drafted by the Jakarta Property Management and Control Agency and will form the legal grounding for the green designs, agency head Hari Sasongko said Wednesday. | Read More

Green revolution: Air is what’s bothering Indians

June 6, 2008,AEDT

Most Indians ranked environment pollution as their second worst problem in a list of six and believe that air, water and noise pollution will get worse, says a first-of-its-kind survey conducted by CNN-IBN and Outlook magazine. The survey, in partnership with the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) and Centre | Read More

World Cities Summit – June 23-25 – Singapore

June 5, 2008,AEDT

 World Cities Summit is a premier international conference series on effective public governance and sustainable development of cities. The inaugural event in 2008 will focus on urban development and environmental sustainability issues under the theme “Liveable and Vibrant Cities”. The discussion topics will address the challenges of developing cities that | Read More

AILA announce list of submissions for 2008 National Awards

June 4, 2008,AEDT

AILA (Australian Institute of Landscape Architects) has listed the submissions received for the 2008 Award categories. Design in Landscape Architecture has had 47 entries with a wide range of projects including Wetlands, Skateparks, Beijing Olympic Villages, Universities to Landscape art. Landscape Management has fewer entries relating to management plans and | Read More

Free Plastic Bag ban comes into force in China

June 1, 2008,AEDT

Today is the first day of the ban on retailers supplying plastic bags to customers. Numerousretailers have started charging customers between 0.3 to 0.5 yuan per bag and supplying the alternative of heshian or material bags for shopping. The law has come into effect to try and reduce the the direct pollution of | Read More

$30m for Punggol Waterfront Town

May 23, 2008,AEDT

THE Government will spend about $30 million to develop key features of the new Punggol Waterfront Town..Most of that amount will go towards the man-made, 4.2-km Punggol Waterway, which will be constructed next year — $25 million will be spent on landscape and architectural development, not including infrastructure costs such | Read More

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