Crowded city challenges business recruiters

December 6, 2007,AEST

DEVELOPMENT Tenants looking for offices in uptown’s record tight market will have trouble finding space for at least the next year. “There is a positive side,” said economic development recruiter Justin Hunt at the Charlotte Chamber. “It shows the vibrancy | Read More

Ireland outlines Transport spending plan

December 6, 2007,AEST

A total of €1.3 billion has been earmarked for public transport spending, while €2.3 billion has been set aside for investment in national and non-national roads. Minister for Transport Noel Dempsey said the public transport allocation will be used to | Read More

Wind farm plan for Cardiff Bay

December 6, 2007,AEST

THE face of the waterfront in Cardiff and Barry could be changed forever, with plans to build wind farms on dockland sites. Ports company ABP has brought in experts to look at the possibility building wind turbines on its sites | Read More

Richards to champion design in Wales – Design Week

December 6, 2007,AEST

The Design Commission for Wales has appointed Wendy Richards, former principal urban designer at Newport City Council and Newport Unlimited, as development director. Wendy Richards As an experienced urban designer and landscape architect, Richards has previously been involved in delivering | Read More

France unveils Green Taxes

December 5, 2007,AEST

France’s environment ministry unveiled a system of green taxes on gas-guzzling cars and bonuses for cleaner vehicles, as part of a nationwide strategy to slash global warming emissions. From January 1, any driver who buys a new car emitting more | Read More

Council Overrided As Housing Plan Wins Out

December 5, 2007,AEST

BUILDING 800 homes on green belt land will reduce the Bromley borough’s historic housing shortfall overnight’, according to a developer. Asprey Homes won an appeal against Bromley Council’s decision to block a proposal to build on a 34-acre Blue Circle | Read More

Banking on a Norman Foster Building

December 5, 2007,AEST

The Murezzan is an attractive complex refurbished with new designs by Sir Norman Foster – and in which Credit Suisse has opened its new St. Moritz branch. Inside, a series of works by Swiss artists are on display. An open | Read More

The Changing Meaning of Urban Space in Yerevan

December 4, 2007,AEST

Recently, I had the opportunity to be present at a debate about education reform among workers at the Yerevan State University. The occasion was the introduction of the credit system, the latest stage in the reforms. The main argument was | Read More

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