Gulf News reports
“The demand for engineers, architects and senior managers in the construction industry in the UAE has slumped due to the global financial turmoil but has not halted, a construction recruitment company official said.”
[SOURCE: Gulfnews: UAE construction outlook still optimistic despite global crisis].
The Times (UK) reports
“Nakheel, the government-owned developer of Dubai’s man-made palm islands, has cut 500 jobs, or 15 per cent of its workforce, as it scales back projects amid the global financial crisis. “We have the responsibility to adjust our short-term business plans to accommodate the current global environment,” it said in a statement.”
SOURCE: Times Online.com – Nakheel cuts jobs as Dubai reels from financial crisis
By Jennifer Heldt Powell of the Boston Herald reports
“Landscape architect David Warner has been reading some alarming headlines.
Towns all over the country are cutting back on school building projects or nixing them altogether. That could be really bad news for a firm that does a lot of work with schools.
It could hardly come at a more challenging time; Warner only recently took over the business.”
read more about David Warner and how he is approaching the finanical downturn @ the [SOURCE: Landscape architect adapts to tough times - BostonHerald.com].
Vancouver Sun reports “A school of urban farming — a North American first — is finding fertile soil in Richmond.
Richmond’s parks, recreation, and cultural services committee has unanimously endorsed the concept of an urban farm school and directed staff to investigate city land for such a project, either at Terra Nova park at the west end of Westminster Highway, or the south end of Gilbert Road.”
[SOURCE: Vancouver Sun – Urban farming school takes root].