Saudi Arabia to invest in new cities to tap growth

December 26, 2007,AEDT

Saudi Arabia, like other Gulf Cooperation Council countries, has decided to create “new cities” to accomplish growth in the real estate sector – a proven growth driver for other economies in the region. Six economic cities have been announced in the Kingdom to complement 14 industrial cities, some of which | Read More

Abu Dhabi Builds Its Architectural Cred

December 22, 2007,AEDT

The building boom in the capital of the United Arab Emirates rivals that of Dubai. But Abu Dhabi hopes to distinguish itself with ambitious green architecture In recent weeks, the rivalry between neighboring United Arab Emirates Dubai and Abu Dhabi has been heating up on a world stage—most notably with | Read More

AECOM announces Services contract with Libya

December 13, 2007,AEDT

AECOM Technology Corporation a leading provider of professional technical and management services announced today that it has signed a five-year contract which authorizes to a potential total value of $574 million. AECOM will lead the Program Management Department for the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Housing and Infrastructure Board (HIB). AECOM | Read More

Rejuvenating one of Israel’s oldest urban centers

December 13, 2007,AEDT

Compared to such ancient cities as Jerusalem, Acre, Safed and Jaffa, Petah Tikva is a foundling. In relation to the modern Zionist communities, however, it is one of the oldest urban centers in Israel. PETAH TIKVA’S city center is undergoing a rehabilitation that is expected to result in a soaring | Read More

Look at risks of flooding during urban planning in Arab countries

December 8, 2007,AEDT

An international conference here on wadi hydrology has urged decision makers in the Arab countries to take into consideration the risks of flooding during urban planning. It also called for a ‘deeper understanding’ of the hydrology of wadis, developing an early warning system in the areas with arid and semi-arid | Read More

Burt Hill Opens First US-Based International Studio

December 4, 2007,AEDT

Responding to the needs of its growing client base overseas, Burt Hill announces the establishment of an International Studio. This full-service studio, which offers architectural, site, engineering, and creative services, will support and expand the capabilities of the firm’s existing offices abroad in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE and Ahmedabad, | Read More

Abu Dhabi urban planning council demonstrates progress plan for 2030

December 3, 2007,AEDT

The Urban Planning Council (UPC) of Abu Dhabi held a press conference today to showcase the milestones achieved on the Shahama – Saadiyat highway, which will link Abu Dhabi Island, Shahama through Yas and Saadiyat Island. As the capital enters its next phase of development and regeneration, it is critical | Read More

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