Progressive development key to planning

“To achieve the vision of Hong Kong as Asia’s world city, the Government will focus on three broad areas in working out the future blueprint of Hong Kong – improving a quality living environment, enhancing economic competitiveness, and strengthening links with the Mainland, Secretary for Development Carrie Lam says”

read more @ the SOURCE: news.gov.hk – Progressive development key to planning.

Mega property projects in the Middle East could face funding problems | Middle East | News

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.

Changing urban areas for the better – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos

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 FilipinosChanging urban areas for the better

Choked by unrealistic messages – Haaretz – Israel News

“Last month, the Tolerance Park and Monument was dedicated atop the Armon Hanatziv ridge along the Goldman Promenade in Jerusalem. Its main attraction is an impressive 15-meter bronze sculpture, the handiwork of Polish sculptor Czeslaw Dzwigaj.”

read more @ the SOURCE: Haaretz – Israel NewsChoked by unrealistic messages

Challenge, rewards in running Newton’s only remaining farm – The Boston Globe

It may not be the sprawling 50-acre countryside farm he once dreamed of running, but for Newton resident Greg Maslowe, the 2 acres of city-owned property in south Newton is just right.

read more @ the SOURCE: The Boston GlobeChallenge, rewards in running Newton’s only remaining farm –

Look at the bigger picture, says landscape architect – Press & Journal

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 & JournalLook at the bigger picture, says landscape architect

U.S. Architects Hard Hit by Financial Crisis – Architectural Record

The plunging financial markets this month, followed by unprecedented responses from the federal government, have left many Americans bracing for a deep recession. In the architecture profession, however, the downturn has already arrived, according to a key measure of the market for architectural services.

Read more @ the SOURCE: Architectural Record – Architects Hard Hit by Financial Crisis

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