Khaleej Times Online reports
“The Abu Dhabi Vision 2030 document released on Wednesday last has come in as a morale booster amidst the all-pervasive economic gloomy signals, but the real challenge will be in the execution of the remarkable programmes envisaged in it, according to an expert.”
[SOURCE: Khaleej Times Online - Abu Dhabi’s Vision 2030 Boosts Morale, but the Challenge will be in Execution].
Kristen Johnson of the Post-Journal reports
“Help is on the way for Jamestown’s distressed neighborhoods.
By the end of this year, the city’s Strategic Planning and Partnership Commission hopes to hire a consultant to develop a five-year strategic plan that would include implementation measures to revitalize the city’s distressed neighborhoods.”
SOURCE: Jamestown -Post-Journal – A Plan For The Future – News, Sports, Jobs, Community Information –
MarketWatch reports “AECOM a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for government and commercial clients around the world, today announced that it has been awarded a $147-million contract to provide program-management services to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) for Phase II of its Central Subway project. AECOM will perform the work as part of a joint venture with EPC Consultants.”
[SOURCE: MarketWatch – AECOM Joint Venture Wins San Francisco Central Subway Project]
Blair Kamin from Chicago Tribune starts a conversation “This could be a smashing year for Chicago, but not only for the reasons — including Barack Obama’s inauguration — that probably come to mind. Specifically, 2009 could make a historic mark because it will give the residents of Chicago and its vast metropolitan area a chance to start a civic conversation about how we live, how we grow and whether the mass suburban sprawl of the last few decades still makes sense in the era of declining fossil fuel supplies and global warming.”
Read the full article @ the [SOURCE: Chicago Tribune – The Skyline– Planning for Chicago's future requires Burnham-style vision--and a big pair of green-tinted glasses]
Undeterred by a battered public image and a recession that might dampen fundraising for his library, President George W. Bush said Thursday that he hasn’t considered scaling back the multimillion-dollar project at SMU.
“I don’t think popularity ratings have anything to do with whether people want to support a good idea,” he said.
read the full article @ the [SOURCE: Dallas Morning News – Bush says he's not considering scaling back $300 million library]