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 facing urban planners – how to house a growing urban | 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 and government department research stating that this is a shortage | 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 One-Child Families in China? The official, Zhao Baige, vice minister | 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 the 750km between the Chinese border at Yarant in the | 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 Home Housing Development Co Ltd, which adapts local knowledge to | Read More

Urban congestion: the problem is cars, not trucks in Australia

February 19, 2008,AEDT

Urban congestion: the problem is cars, not trucks The congestion in Australia’s cities is mainly due to motorists in their cars, not truckies in their cabs, the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, Anthony Albanese, told Parliament. Read more @ Transport & Logistics News – Urban congestion: | Read More

Urban Projects get stricter sanctions

February 19, 2008,AEDT

Last year, the city undertook out major projects in transport infrastructure and water drainage, all of which will reduce traffic jams as well as contribute to the city’s socio-economic development. To ease the burden caused by construction projects, the department is strictly fining investors. For example last year the department | Read More

The Father of LEED Takes on China and India

February 18, 2008,AEDT

Robert Watson is often hailed as the father of LEED, the nationally recognized gold standard for green buildings. As a founding member of the U.S. Green Building Council in the early 1990s, Watson, formerly senior scientist with the Natural Resources Defense Council, helped devise the now-popular rating system. But Watson | Read More

Oases in the sky are a growing trend in our concrete jungles

February 18, 2008,AEDT

Scientists and property developers say green roofs on commercial buildings are good for the environment and good for the soul. “Green roofs reduce energy through insulation, reduce stormwater run off and benefit individuals and communities,” says Green Roofs Australia president Geoff Wilson. “But Australia is behind the rest of the | Read More

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