“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.
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’.
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.
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 Filipinos – Changing urban areas for the better
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 & Journal – Look at the bigger picture, says landscape architect