Sacking galore: Situation grim on job front – XPRESS

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].

BMW Park gets Rp 4b for design, assessment – The Jakarta Post

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]

Urban development guidelines published – The Irish Times

“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”]

Starting Over – Twin Cities Metro Magazine

One month after the 35W bridge collapse, the buzz in local architecture circles was that a new landmark structure should and could be built,

[SOURCE: TWIN CITIES Metro Magazine – “Starting Over”]

Central Brooklyn Design Review – Metropolis POV

Daniela Morell writes in Metropolis POV

“I recently went to the end-of-semester review for Pratt’s urban-design studio, Central Brooklyn: A Model Net-Zero Carbon District. Led by the professors Viren Brahmbhatt and Meta Brunzema (a runner-up in Metropolis’s Next Generation competition), students attempted to find serious urban-design solutions to issues surrounding climate change.”

read the full article @ the [SOURCE: Metropolis POV » Central Brooklyn Design Review].

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