$US 1 Billion needed for Investment in Dragon City

December 4, 2007,AEST

Real estate developer Phu Long Joint-Stock Company yesterday launched what is considered to be the largest project of any local property company, the 65-ha Dragon City in Sai Gon South. Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao said the project would include | Read More

Brad Pitt unveils plans for New Orleans homes

December 4, 2007,AEST

Brad Pitt launched his own regeneration project for Katrina-ravaged New Orleans yesterday, unveiling designs for a range of eco-friendly and flood-proof homes. Pitt, who had ambitions to be an architect if he had not taken up acting, commissioned 13 architectural | Read More

Architect Safdie won’t be drawing up master plan

December 4, 2007,AEST

Moshe Safdie, the world-renowned architect behind Montreal’s Habitat 67, has been squeezed out of drawing up the master plan for the future hospital of the McGill University Health Centre, The Gazette has learned. The MUHC announced with great fanfare in | Read More

Major New Art Museum to Help Spark Presidio Rejuvenation

December 4, 2007,AEST

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Doris and Donald Fisher today unveiled an elegant conceptual design for the proposed Contemporary Art Museum at the Presidio (CAMP), which will house the Fisher’s breathtaking collection of modern art and significant art education programs for the public. | Read More

Calcutta has Grand Plans for 7 urban hubs

December 4, 2007,AEST

Keeping the upcoming industrialisation and urbanisation in view, separate master plans will be prepared for seven upcoming industrial hubs and urban conglomerates. The identified industrial hubs and urban centres are Paradip, Kalinga Nagar, Jharsuguda, Angul-Talcher, Puri, Berhampur and Sambalpur. The | Read More

Slums bursting at the seams

December 4, 2007,AEST

More than three hundred thousand people could be living in sub-human conditions in the slums by the end of the decade if the unplanned growth of the Islamabad Capital Territory and Rawalpindi continues, urban planners associated with private companies say. | Read More

Community Housing Development in Williamsburg

December 4, 2007,AEST

WILLIAMSBURG — “Higher and deeper” is the theme for the affordable units at the proposed Domino Sugar Refinery development on the waterfront in Williamsburg. “That’s the key,” said Michael Lappin, president of the Community Preservation Corp., adding, “We have pledged | Read More

Creating the Future Awards 2008

December 4, 2007,AEST

Creating the Future Awards 2008 The Creating the Future Awards 2008 have opened for entries. The awards celebrate achievement in the public, private and third sectors. This is the Government’s national awards scheme for sustainable communities. This high profile event | Read More

RIBA Presidents Medals Student Awards 2007 announced

December 4, 2007,AEST

The winners of the RIBA President’s Medals Student Awards 2007 in association with Atkins were announced in a ceremony at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) last night. These prestigious awards promote excellence in the study of architecture, rewarding | Read More

Indonesia plants trees to offset Bali emissions

December 4, 2007,AEST

BALI, Indonesia (Reuters) – Indonesia has planted millions of trees to soak up an estimated 50,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases to be emitted during U.N.-led climate talks in Bali, Environment Minister Rachmat Witoelar said on Monday. More than 10,000 politicians, | Read More

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