The Portugal Resident reports that “HUNDREDS OF Lisbon city centre buildings are standing empty because owners don’t have the money to do them up.
Despite being granted planning permission for improvements and change of use, many 19th and early 20th century buildings remain in a dilapidated and rundown state because the owners believe it is cheaper to wait until they have to be torn down and sell the land on to developers….”
Read more @ the SOURCE: The Online Resident – online edition of The Resident – Algarve and Lisbon Edition – News, information and classifieds.
Caught in a blizzard of outdoor advertising, Kyiv seems to have turned into a slick commercial capital. But while some find the advertising blitzkrieg alluring and profitable, others are desperately trying to cut through the clutter.
Read more @ the SOURCE: Kyiv Post – Uncontrolled outdoor advertising floods Ukrainian capital.
JARDIM VISTA, led by Richard Westcott, has recently landscaped a new entrance at one of the Algarve’s most prestigious tourist resorts – Vale do Lobo.
Read more @ the SOURCE: Euro Weekly News – New entrance at Vale do Lobo
A native planting theme makes a nice, simple statement for Aotea Square, says landscape architect Rod Barnett.
Mr Barnett, part of the team that has come up with a proposed $25 million makeover of Aotea Square, yesterday hit back at criticism over the loss of flower beds and exotic trees.
Read more @ the SOURCE: Going native right for Aotea Square, claims landscaper – 06 Aug 2008 – NZ Herald: New Zealand National news.
Whether called Barangaroo, East Darling Harbour or the historically evocative Hungry Mile, the site is Sydney’s greatest opportunity in a century to rethink the relationship between the city and harbour.
Read more @ the SOURCE: smh.com.au – A rare chance to get the city’s waterfront right