Green Guru Gone Wrong: William McDonough – Fast Company

Green architect William McDonough has been hailed as a water-walking visionary. The truth is far more complicated.

Read more @ the SOURCE: Fast Company – Green Guru Gone Wrong: William McDonough

AECOM Announces Contract with Abu Dhabi Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC) with Net Value Expected to Exceed $210 Million Through 2013

AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE: ACM), a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for government and commercial clients around the world, today announced that it has signed a contract to provide development management services to Abu Dhabi’s Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC) for the Saadiyat Island Cultural District and other projects in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Revenue from the development management contract is estimated to exceed $210 million through 2013.

AECOM: Press Release.

Designforum Selected to Update and Modernize Master Plan for 2,800 Acre Brandermill Community – PR.com

Designforum, a landscape architecture firm specializing Urban Design and Town Planning has been selected to redefine the master plan for Brandermill, a 2,800 acre planned community in Chesterfield County, Virginia.

SOURCE: PR.com Press Release – Designforum Selected to Update and Modernize Master Plan for 2,800 Acre Brandermill Community – PR.com.

African urban areas have failed in this ‘Century of the City’ – DAILY NATION

THE 100 YEARS BETWEEN 1950 and 2050 have been dubbed as the “Century of the City”, and according to Mrs Anna Tibaijuka, executive director of UN-Habitat, “will be remembered for the greatest social, cultural, economic and environmental transformation in history – the urbanisation of humanity”.

Africa, the world’s most rapidly urbanising continent, will be half-urban by 2050, and its urban population of 1.2 billion will represent nearly a quarter of the world’s. But how will African cities be faring?

Read more @ the SOURCE: DAILY NATION - African urban areas have failed in this ‘Century of the City’.

China vows to strive for balanced rural and urban development -Xinhua

“China will take multiple measures to support rural economic and social development to realize a balanced growth between its rural and urban areas, according to a Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee decision here on Sunday……” read more @ the SOURCE: Xinhua – China vows to strive for balanced rural and urban development

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