The GCC governments are planning to combat the effects of the global recession this year by ramping up public sector construction spending.
From Qatar to Saudi Arabia, governments are increasingly beginning to play a bigger role in projects.
[SOURCE: ArabianBusiness.com – GCC to ward off crisis through public spend - Construction & Industry ]
But planners say a mixed-use strategy that includes grit of industry is key to vibrant Toronto waterfront
[SOURCE: TheStar.com | GTA | Sugar plant worries ships will wake condo owners].
XPRESS4me.com reports “…..XPRESS tally, based on unofficial estimates of job losses in Dubai since November 2008, showed thousands of job cuts, including the 3,370 announced by companies as of December 28.”
[SOURCE: Xpress: News | Sacking galore: Situation grim on job front].
Jakarta Post writes “The city administration has allocated Rp 24.5 billion (US$2.2 million) this year to spruce up BMW Park (Clean, Humane and Dignified) in Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta.”
[SOURCE: The Jakarta Post - BMW Park gets Rp 4b for design, assessment]
“Statutory planning guidelines on development in urban areas were launched on Dec 31, 2008 by Irish Minister for the Environment John Gormley.”
[SOURCE: The Irish Times – “Urban development guidelines published”]