China sets library standards for booming urban communities – Xinhua

“China’s Ministry of Culture on Tuesday set building standards of public libraries to ensure that they can meet the demands of the country’s booming urban population.

Population size would be the major reference for the size of new libraries from Nov. 1, the ministry said in a circular.”

read more @ the SOURCE: Xinhua – library standards for booming urban communities.

African urban areas have failed in this ‘Century of the City’ – DAILY NATION

THE 100 YEARS BETWEEN 1950 and 2050 have been dubbed as the “Century of the City”, and according to Mrs Anna Tibaijuka, executive director of UN-Habitat, “will be remembered for the greatest social, cultural, economic and environmental transformation in history – the urbanisation of humanity”.

Africa, the world’s most rapidly urbanising continent, will be half-urban by 2050, and its urban population of 1.2 billion will represent nearly a quarter of the world’s. But how will African cities be faring?

Read more @ the SOURCE: DAILY NATION – African urban areas have failed in this ‘Century of the City’.

China vows to strive for balanced rural and urban development -Xinhua

“China will take multiple measures to support rural economic and social development to realize a balanced growth between its rural and urban areas, according to a Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee decision here on Sunday……” read more @ the SOURCE: Xinhua – China vows to strive for balanced rural and urban development

New urban enclave to rise in Bajada – Sun.Star Davao

“TOP developer Ayala Land, Incorporated (ALI) and Davao City-based Antonio Floirendo Corporation (Anflocor) are agog over transforming a sprawling property on JP Laurel avenue in Bajada, Davao City into a new urban enclave………” read more @ the SOURCE: Sun.Star Davao – New urban enclave to rise in Bajada.

PI Insurance claims predicted to increase

As economic conditions worsen, LI members need to be aware that there is a risk of an increased number of complaints or insurance claims being brought against them by clients.

read more @ the SOURCE: Landscape Institute – PI Insurance claims predicted to increase.

Changing urban areas for the better – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos

A 38-kilometer waterfront development in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia, the upcoming $1 billion (P48 billion) logistics and service hub project inside Clark Freeport Zone, the planned redevelopment of Pasig River waterways and riverbanks, high-rise residential developments rising along the Jumeirah Beach in Dubai, and urban landscaping of Butuan City.

SOURCE: INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for FilipinosChanging urban areas for the better

Look at the bigger picture, says landscape architect – Press & Journal

A landscape architect refused yesterday to give his view on the acceptability of long-term landscape damage caused by parts of the proposed Aberdeen bypass’s southern leg.

read more @ the SOURCE: Press & JournalLook at the bigger picture, says landscape architect

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