The MASDAR initiative, in Abu Dhabi, signed an agreement with a Bahraini petrochemical fertilizer producer, GPIC, this week under CDM regulations. Dr Sultan Al Jaber said, “Masdar is introducing the CDM mechanism to the hydro-carbon based fertilizer industry in the Gulf region” with the initial project capturing over 100,000 tonnes of CO2 for selling to the UN.”
Read more @ the SOURCE: WAM.
A consortium including CDL Land, Foodstuffs (South Island) and Ngai Tahu is seeking a plan change for a significant new residential subdivision just north of Christchurch city limits in Prestons Rd….has potential for up to 6000 residents in 2500 homes.
Read more @ the SOURCE: National Business Review (NBR) New Zealand – Eco-village challenges urban limit
Economic Times of India reports that Twenty top boom cities in India are projected to have their household income grow at 10% annually over the next 8 years, and they already account for 60% of the surplus income (income minus expenditure) generated at present.
Even as businesses search for promising new markets among thousands of booming small towns that dot the country, they should pause and reassess the potential of India’s top 20 cities, according to a new study “The Next Urban Frontier: Twenty Cities To Watch”, co-authored by National Council of Applied Economic Research’s (NCAER) Rajesh Shukla and Future Capital Research’s Roopa Purushothaman. The two had also authored the BRIC report……”
Read more @ the SOURCE: The Economic Times – Top 20 cities hold keys to urban growth- Indicators
London, England. Two of the UK’s leading proponents of green roofs have teamed up to produce ‘THE DIY GUIDE TO GREEN & LIVING ROOFS’ – a guide aimed at individuals with a Do-It-Yourself inclination along with those having trouble persuading local contractors to take up the challenge of installing a green roof on their behalf.
‘The DIY Guide to Green & Living Roofs’ is available to buy in eBook formats at http://www.livingroofs.org/DIY_Guide_intro.html for GBP 11.65.
SOURCE: PressZoom.com – Global News Service – News and Press Release Distribution.
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.
Beijing, 6 August 2008 – The final panels of the glass facade of OMA’s CCTV building have been installed, marking a crucial stage in the construction of the new TV station for China’s national broadcaster, designed by Rem Koolhaas and Ole Scheeren.
SOURCE: OMA – China Central Television Headquarters façade completed.