Flat Bush masterplan for public vetting – NZ Herald

Details of a $1 billion vision for South Auckland will be unveiled next month but its developer is not expecting construction to start until at least 2010.

SOURCE:  NZ Herald: New Zealand National newsFlat Bush masterplan for public vetting

Scott Wilson Wins Major Road Contract in Poland

The Polish General Directorate of National Roads (GDDKiA) has appointed international consultancy Scott Wilson to manage and supervise the construction of 17km of the S7 Expressway road.

SOURCE: Scott Wilson Wins Major Road Contract in Poland.

World Usability Day 13th November

World Usability Day and the Usability Professionals’ Association will launch the Global Transport Challenge on November 13th. It’s an easy way for you to understand how you use transportation everyday and the impact it has on our environment.

SOURCE: World Usability Day | Making Life Easy!.

ADB Reinforces Support for Urban Development in Bangladesh

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing additional funds to improve the basic services and infrastructure in small and medium-sized towns of Bangladesh.

The $87 million loan, sourced from ADB’s Special Funds, will be released in phases. The fund disbursements to each town are linked to governance reform and improvement in urban services.

SOURCE: Asian Development Bank – ADB Reinforces Support for Urban Development in Bangladesh.

Sustainable development crucial for the long term – The National Newspaper

Moves towards green building design and construction should not be stalled by a global recession, according to environmental building experts.

Keith Clarke, the chief executive of WS Atkins, an engineering and architectural services firm, said the design and construction industry “simply doesn’t have time” to wait for the end of a recession before taking action on sustainable development.

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