Green architect William McDonough has been hailed as a water-walking visionary. The truth is far more complicated.
Read more @ the SOURCE: Fast Company – Green Guru Gone Wrong: William McDonough
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.
Large scale finance and real estate projects in the Middle East, some of which were announced at Cityscape, will be vulnerable to the global credit crunch, according to a new report.
Read more @ the SOURCE: Propertywire.com – Mega property projects in the Middle East could face funding problems | Middle East | News.
Facing a housing market lull which could drag China’s economy further in the backdrop of a worldwide financial crisis, Beijing is probing possibilities to loosen its macro control to activate the real estate sector.
As many as 18 Chinese cities, including Shanghai,Guangzhou,Hangzhou and Xi’an, have announced detailed policies to boost their property market, which have seen at least four months of consecutive drops in housing prices.
SOURCE: Chinadaily.com – Government to boost Chinese property market.
Peter Morrison says industry must lose its “old boy’s club” image
The architectural industry is dominated by white middle aged men and needs to shed its “old boy’s club” image, according to the head of one of the largest architectural firms in the UK.
Peter Morrison, chief executive of RMJM, said the profession should become more open to women and people from black and ethnic minority groups.
Read more @ the SOURCE: Building.co.uk – RMJM boss: architecture dominated by white middle aged men