AILA announce list of submissions for 2008 National Awards

June 4, 2008,AEST

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. | Read More

Free Plastic Bag ban comes into force in China

June 1, 2008,AEST

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 | Read More

$30m for Punggol Waterfront Town

May 23, 2008,AEST

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 | Read More

Urban poor benefit from Las Piñas housing project

May 18, 2008,AEST

N LAS PIÑAS CITY, VACANT LOTS RANGING in size from a few hundred square meters to several hectares are slowly being turned into productive parcels of land where the poor are taught to become self-sufficient. Since 1995, the city government, | Read More

Premier leads delegation of green firms to Asia

May 18, 2008,AEST

Premier Gordon Campbell will board a plane bound for South Korea this morning, leading an Asian trade mission comprising British Columbia’s largest-ever delegation of green businesses. The group of about 30 clean technology and green design companies will be in | Read More

Cityscape China 2008 featuring world renowned real estate projects

May 14, 2008,AEST

Shanghai and Singapore (ANTARA News/PRNewswire-AsiaNet) – Aside from featuring world-wide real estate developers from more than 15 countries, Cityscape China 2008 — the renowned international real estate investment and development event — will showcase numerous high profile projects including those | Read More

Shrinking public spaces in cities

May 12, 2008,AEST

MANY INDIAN cities do not have public spaces worth their names. Most of the open grounds in urban areas have been converted into stadiums, corporate blocks etc. Space should be such where citizens can gather for conviviality without being bothered | Read More

Infrastructure to be top priority, says DPM – Malaysia

May 9, 2008,AEST

Although the country’s infrastructure is already top class, infrastructure development will continue to be a priority in the government’s agenda of nation building, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. “It is the Government’s responsibility to prepare the | Read More

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