New York Magazine has a feature article on James Corner and the future of Fresh Kills Landfill and what the future holds.
[SOURCE: New York Magazine – Can Landscape Architect James Corner Turn Fresh Kills Landfill Into a City-Changing Park?]
Emirates Business 24/7 reports today that
“Despite caution over future projects, $800 billion (Dh2.9 trillion) of projects are currently under construction in the UAE, according to a survey by Proleads, the research partner of The Big 5.
Though the analysis covers all industries, civil construction developments continue to dominate projects under way topped by Jumeirah Gardens, Dubailand, Palm Deira, Yas Island, and White Bay Umm Al Quwain.”
[SOURCE: Emirates Business 24/7 – Projects worth $800bn under way in the UAE].
Two-thousand hikers helped Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau open Hong Kong’s 24th country park on Lantau Island today.
The Lantau North (Extension) Country Park adds another 2,360 hectares to Hong Kong’s country park area. It brings Lantau Island’s total country park area to 10,000 hectares, or 70% of the island.
SOURCE: news.gov.hk – Lantau North Country Park opens.
Martha Schwartz Partners Ltd has won an international design competition to provide the public realm and landscape design for Massar Children’s Discovery Centre and public park in Damascus, Syria.
[SOURCE: AMEinfo.com – Martha Schwartz Partners to undertake landscape design and public realm for pioneering educational discovery centre in Damascus | Martha Schwartz].
Propertywire.com is reporting “Falling oil prices could seriously affect construction projects in the Middle East with a review of infrastructure spending likely.”
[SOURCE: Propertywire.com (subscription) Infrastructure development in Middle East expected to slow]