Global crisis forces Dubailand review – The National Newspaper

“The Dubailand project, one of the emirate’s biggest and most important planned tourist attractions, is being reviewed” reported The National Newspaper

[SOURCE: Global crisis forces Dubailand review - The National Newspaper]

McDowell + Benedetti wins 9ha Uttoxeter masterplan scheme – Building

Building.co.uk  reports that “Architect McDowell + Benedetti has won the competition to masterplan a former JCB site in Staffordshire.”

SOURCE: Building.co.uk – McDowell + Benedetti wins 9ha Uttoxeter masterplan scheme

Demolition of Doha’s ‘business centre’ to start soon

Gulf Times (Qatar) reports that the development of Doha’s business centre that has been delayed since 2006 will start in January 2009. Once the area is finished being cleared in 2010 the land is suspected to be given to Demolition of Doha’s ‘business centre’ to start soonQatar Foundation

SOURCE: Gulf Times – Qatar’s top-selling English daily newspaper

MULTIPLE CITY Exhibition in Munich – City Concepts 1908 -> 2008

December until 01.03.2009

“Megacities and shrinking cities, highspeed urbanism – slow cities the cities of this world are changing. The difference between town and country vanishes, everything becomes town, only varying its spatial and structural character. New forms of cities, new urban landscapes, new global and local networks
are emerging.”

Changing Cities in Images

SOURCE: Pinakothek der Moderne

Full speed ahead for Crossrail

A deal worth up to £350m that will help deliver Crossrail on time and on budget has been finalised with the City of London Corporation. The agreement was announced today by Andrew Adonis, Transport Minister, Boris Johnson, Mayor of London and Sir Michael Snyder of the City of London Corporation.

The Minister and the Mayor also announced the signing of a series of core funding and governance agreements that will underpin the project.

The City of London Corporation has agreed to make a direct contribution of £200m to the Crossrail project. In addition, the City Corporation will seek contributions from businesses of £150m, and has guaranteed £50m of these contributions.

Today’s confirmation of funding and governance agreements means that Cross London Rail Links Ltd (CLRL), the company responsible for the delivery of the project, will now become a wholly owned subsidiary of Transport for London. This finalises how the project will be governed and continues to build momentum toward the start of main construction works in 2010.

The route goes from Maidenhead and Heathrow in the west right across the capital into Essex and Kent in the east. It travels underground through the city centre between Paddington and east London.

SOURCE: Greater London Authority – Press Release.

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