Melbourne urban sprawl may grow with new outer ring road – The Age

The Age reports

“MELBOURNE(Australia) might continue to sprawl to the west, with a potential shift of the city’s urban growth boundary revealed in plans for a new ring road.

The outer metropolitan ring road, which will also include a rail link, will run in an arc from Avalon Airport to the Hume Highway.

The road is set to be included in the State Government’s transport plan, due out within days.”

SOURCE: The Age.com.au – Melbourne urban sprawl may grow with new outer ring road.

Urban renewal programme: Green areas for Kano soon – DALIY TRIUMPH

DAILY TRIUMPH reports

“AS part of the resolve to achieve its urban renewal objectives, Kano state government says it is set to make the ancient city one of the most beautiful cities not only in Nigeria but the world over.
In this regard, the state Urban Planning and Development Authority (KNUPDA) is currently conducting various beautification exercises toward achieving the set goals.”

[SOURCE: DAILY TRIUMPH-Urban renewal programme: Green areas for Kano soon]

Dubai to hold property roll out as Emaar, Nakheel merger denied | Dubai Property

AMEInfo.com reports

”The Dubai government has indicated that it is looking at holding down the roll out of upcoming housing units to steady the emirate’s real estate market. The announcement comes as the authorities also denied that a rumoured merger between the city’s two biggest developers, Emaar and government-owned Nakheel Properties, was on the cards.”

SOURCE: AMEinfo.com – Dubai to hold property roll out as Emaar, Nakheel merger denied

Asia’s first lady of the environment – The Japan Times Online

Edahiro is widely known in Japan as the translator of Al Gore’s book “An Inconvenient Truth,” but that’s just one tip of her professional iceberg.

Besides translation, Edahiro, 46, is perhaps Japan’s most dynamic and prolific environmental writer and speaker, and a valued adviser to top corporations, civic organizations, local and national bureaucrats and the prime minister. She is also Executive Director of Japan for Sustainability (JFS),

[SOURCE: Asia's first lady of the environment – The Japan Times Online].

India’s urban poor are being squeezed for living space – The Guardian

Guardian reports

There are few more forbidding environments than the American jail system. But it appears that urban life in India may be worse. According to the latest Indian government figures, people in its cities have just 5.5 sq m (59 sq ft) per person – the minimum specified for US prisons.

[SOURCE: Guardian – India's urban poor are being squeezed for living space]

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