Sustainability Built Into One Grand Design – The Herald

The Herald (Scotland) reports “Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games in 2014 should bring about an improvement in the health of every citizen, if the investment opportunity is used wisely.

That is the view of one of the world’s leading consultants on sustainable urban development, Gary Lawrence of Ove Arup, who was in Scotland recently talking to civic and business leaders.”

SOURCE: The Herald – Sustainability Built Into One Grand Design

2nd Master Plan to make city futuristic – Chennai -Express Buzz

Express Buzz reports CHENNAI: A slum-free Chennai, navigable Buckingham Canal, pedestrian walkways and sky buses sounds like a farfetched dream. But this would all be possible, if the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority’s Second Master Plan Vision 2026 becomes a reality.

[SOURCE: Express Buzz – 2nd Master Plan to make city futuristic].

Herzog & de Meuron reveals design for Madrid bank HQ – Building Design

Building Design reports that “Herzog & de Meuron has unveiled designs for the Madrid headquarters of Spanish bank BBVA.

The design concept proposes creating a small city and artificial oasis on a site on the outskirts of the city, described by the architects as a “desert-like” space”

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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 –

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