More green, less glitz will improve city life

January 30, 2008,AEDT

We need more green, not glitz in the city. We need the soothing green, the trees and shade, the parks where we can amble for a bit of respite from the concrete jungle. Lack of natural landscape for public recreation is a major weakness in our striving international metropolis. Trees | Read More

Builders of city parks

January 27, 2008,AEDT

PARKS are the refreshing green patches in a concrete, gray dominated urban environment. They provide the city’s denizens with fresh air to breathe. Unfortunately, there are not too many of them here in Cebu City. Open spaces, like parks and plazas, compliment architecture. City parks afford its dwellers space, not | Read More

Trend: Creativity Made in China – MAD Architects

January 26, 2008,AEDT

Over the last two decades China has become known as the factory of the world; “Made in China” has often come to symbolize cheapness, sub-standard quality and lack of originality. More recently however, thanks to a booming economy, political deregulation and social development, China has witnessed the gradual evolution of | Read More

Dongtan Eco city shouldn’t be a marketing piece – Planners

January 26, 2008,AEDT

Two countries will lead the world in eco-cities: China and Britain.” The words of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown lingered in the cold Shanghai winter air long after he had given tacit approval to the Dongtan ‘eco-city’, set to be constructed on the formerly preserved wetlands of Chongming Island, near | Read More

Singapore landscape industry to grow 10% a year

January 22, 2008,AEDT

The landscape industry is worth an estimated S$1 billion and the government expects it to grow rapidly. This is according to the Minister of State for National Development, Grace Fu. She was speaking at the Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects (SILA) Design Awards Presentation and Dinner on Monday evening. Ms | Read More

City builders to keep people in mind

January 22, 2008,AEDT

Environmentalists, urban planners and experts at a seminar in the city said architecture and life are closely related with each other. While planning a city and designing any architecture, all should keep in mind the welfare of the people, socio-cultural environment and the cause of humanity. People are becoming urbanised, | Read More

Brown offers China green incentive

January 20, 2008,AEDT

Prime Minister Gordon Brown has promised China £50 million in aid for “green” technology as he seeks to switch the focus of his visit to the country to climate change. The Prime Minister has promised at least that sum will be handed out to support investment in energy efficiency, so-called | Read More

Macao officials to consult central authorities on urban planning

January 16, 2008,AEDT

MACAO, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) — A delegation of Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) government flew to Beijing Wednesday to discuss with the central government urban planning issues concerning the construction controversy over the Guia Lighthouse, Macao’s world heritage site. The delegation led by Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Chu | Read More

ADB to help China fight desert drift

January 15, 2008,AEDT

China is getting outside help for a project to stop the alarming spread of deserts in its western interior that causes siltation of the Yellow River, the Asian Development Bank said Saturday. Manila-based ADB said it will help Beijing design a project to restore the severely degraded drylands of Gansu | Read More

China’s cities: faster, bigger, better?

January 12, 2008,AEDT

Today Pudong has joined Manhattan and the City of London as one of the world’s foremost business hubs. Countless other Chinese cities are determined to follow in Shanghai’s steps. Cities have been the engines of China’s economic growth, contributing 70% of its annual gross domestic product. But they are also | Read More

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