$US 1 Billion needed for Investment in Dragon City

December 4, 2007,AEST

Real estate developer Phu Long Joint-Stock Company yesterday launched what is considered to be the largest project of any local property company, the 65-ha Dragon City in Sai Gon South. Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao said the project would include | Read More

Calcutta has Grand Plans for 7 urban hubs

December 4, 2007,AEST

Keeping the upcoming industrialisation and urbanisation in view, separate master plans will be prepared for seven upcoming industrial hubs and urban conglomerates. The identified industrial hubs and urban centres are Paradip, Kalinga Nagar, Jharsuguda, Angul-Talcher, Puri, Berhampur and Sambalpur. The | Read More

Slums bursting at the seams

December 4, 2007,AEST

More than three hundred thousand people could be living in sub-human conditions in the slums by the end of the decade if the unplanned growth of the Islamabad Capital Territory and Rawalpindi continues, urban planners associated with private companies say. | Read More

Indonesia plants trees to offset Bali emissions

December 4, 2007,AEST

BALI, Indonesia (Reuters) – Indonesia has planted millions of trees to soak up an estimated 50,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases to be emitted during U.N.-led climate talks in Bali, Environment Minister Rachmat Witoelar said on Monday. More than 10,000 politicians, | Read More

Seven win Designers of the Year awards

November 28, 2007,AEST

ARCHITECT Mok Wei Wei of W Architects has become synonymous with designing buildings that are sensitive to their surroundings. Mr Ban Yinh Jheow is the founder of toy company Stikfas, a multi-million-dollar enterprise famed for its three-inch-tall plastic action figures. | Read More

New Shenzhen Stock Exchange Building Starts

November 27, 2007,AEST

OMA Shenzhen; 22 November 2007) Officials from the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SSE) and local government together with representatives from the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) have broken ground for the construction of the new headquarters for China’s equivalent of the | Read More

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