Bigger cities means more poverty says UN

March 21, 2008,AEDT

Urbanisation in the Asia-Pacific region has driven up poverty, says the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (Escap). The agency’s latest yearbook showed that with an increase in urbanisation and growth, urban poverty had also worsened. | Read More

The Chinese: from Yellow Peril to Green Peril?

March 11, 2008,AEDT

Daniel Ben-Ami writes a thought provocating essay on China that debunks some of the generalisations that we have read over the years about China and its disregard for the environment The possibility that China could become a fully industrialised and | Read More

Good Design is Good Business – May 23 2008

March 10, 2008,AEDT

BusinessWeek and Architectural Record will honor building and planning projects that are reshaping modern China at the second biannual “Good Design Is Good Business” China Awards in Shanghai on May 23, 2008. A jury of editors has selected 13 projects, | Read More

IT to play bigger role in urban planning

March 9, 2008,AEDT

Information technologies will play a more significant role in the country’s property industry, speakers at a real estate summit said. During the Viet Nam Connected: Real Estate Summit 2008 organised by Cisco in HCM City last week, speakers said challenges | Read More

Melbourne 2030 – no longer a true vision

March 4, 2008,AEDT

Victorian Premier John Brumby freed-up land today for 90,000 new homes in the councils of Wyndham, Melton, Hume, Whittlesea and Casey. The land will be zoned residential. The governments actions are as a result of research and calls from various social | Read More

China to Reconsider One-Child Limit – New York Times

February 29, 2008,AEDT

China is studying how to move away from the country’s one-child-per-couple restriction, but any changes would come gradually and would not mean an elimination of family planning policies, a senior official said Thursday.Skip to next paragraphDot Earth: An End to | Read More

Mongolia to build landscape sensitive highway

February 28, 2008,AEDT

A major road project started by the Government of Mongolia is be carried forward in six civil works packages to be funded by the Asian Development Bank and China. Known as the Western Corridor development project, the road will span | Read More

Greener buildings – Thailand

February 25, 2008,AEDT

Concern over global warming has inspired many housing developers to use energy-saving as a selling point for new projects. Among 13 developers who received the 2007 energy-conserving housing awards from Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency is three-year-old Fine | Read More

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