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

Chicago’s Alleys Turning Green

December 3, 2007,AEST

A new initiative will help make Chicago’s 1,900 miles (3,000 kilometers) of alleyways more sustainable. The miniature streets behind homes and buildings, used mainly for garbage collection and parking access, keep main roads cleaner and less congested but are prone | Read More

Granton Harbour ‘like a dreary Beijing estate’

December 3, 2007,AEST

GRANTON Harbour has received the dubious honour of being shortlisted for the notorious ‘Plook on the Plinth’ award. Judges compared the waterfront development to a “dreary market-driven estate” in Beijing, rather than the iconic project that developers envisaged. It also | Read More

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