Abu Dhabi’s Vision 2030 Boosts Morale, but the Challenge will be in Execution

Khaleej Times Online reports

“The Abu Dhabi Vision 2030 document released on Wednesday last has come in as a morale booster amidst the all-pervasive economic gloomy signals, but the real challenge will be in the execution of the remarkable programmes envisaged in it, according to an expert.”

[SOURCE: Khaleej Times Online - Abu Dhabi’s Vision 2030 Boosts Morale, but the Challenge will be in Execution].

A Plan For The Future – Jamestown | Post-Journal

Kristen Johnson of the Post-Journal reports

“Help is on the way for Jamestown’s distressed neighborhoods.

By the end of this year, the city’s Strategic Planning and Partnership Commission hopes to hire a consultant to develop a five-year strategic plan that would include implementation measures to revitalize the city’s distressed neighborhoods.”

SOURCE: Jamestown -Post-JournalA Plan For The Future – News, Sports, Jobs, Community Information –

Gazprom pledges to fully fund RMJM’s St Petersburg tower – Scottish Architecture

Scottish Architecture reports “Russian energy giant Gazprom has pledged to fund the 396m-high RMJM-designed Okhta Centre tower in St Petersburg after the city government suspended its contribution to the project.

Read more at the SOURCE: Scottish ArchitectureGazprom pledges to fully fund RMJM’s St Petersburg tower

What Will Save the Suburbs? – Allison Arieff Blog – NYTimes.com

Allison Arieff in her blog for the New York Times writes “For a long time now I’ve been obsessed with suburban and exurban master-planned communities and how to make them better. But as the economy and the mortgage crisis just seem to get worse, and gas prices continue to plunge, the issues around housing have changed dramatically. The problem now isn’t really how to better design homes and communities, but rather what are we going to do with all the homes and communities we’re left with.”

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AECOM Joint Venture Wins San Francisco Central Subway Project – MarketWatch

MarketWatch reports “AECOM a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for government and commercial clients around the world, today announced that it has been awarded a $147-million contract to provide program-management services to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) for Phase II of its Central Subway project. AECOM will perform the work as part of a joint venture with EPC Consultants.”

[SOURCE: MarketWatch – AECOM Joint Venture Wins San Francisco Central Subway Project]

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