Zimbabwe: Clear Policy on Urban Agriculture Vital

Harare City Council must have a clear-cut policy on urban agriculture that takes into consideration the need to conserve the environment and the contribution of urban farming towards household food security.

Haphazard urban farming has negatively impacted on the environment and, in some instances, affected protected conservancies, forests and wetlands.

Read more @ AllsZimbabwe: Clear Policy on Urban Agric Vital

$39million for new international terminal in Wellington, NZ

Wellington Airport’s new $39 million international passenger terminal has been designed to look like rocks, echoing its location on Wellington’s south coast.

The building, designed by Wellington architects Studio Pacific Architecture, and Christchurch’s Warren and Mahoney, is the second stage of refurbishments and due to be finished by 2009.

Read more @ National Business Review (NBR) – Business, News, Arts, Media, Share Market & More.

Group Five sees urban risks

Pretoria – Group Five believes housing and property developments on the edge of urban areas could be at risk because of a lack of power, but the listed construction and engineering group thinks Eskom’s capacity problems have been exaggerated.

Group Five chief executive Mike Upton said yesterday that Eskom’s capacity would increase as the utility brought back units from maintenance and rolled out its full repower programme, such as the refiring of the Grootvlei and Camden power stations.

Read more @ Business Report – Group Five sees urban risks.

6,000 free ‘granny bikes’ will bring continental success story to capital

They have helped to calm the traffic-choked streets of Paris and spawned hundreds of romances among strangers. Now the French capital’s free bicycle hire scheme is coming to Central London, where 6,000 sturdy bikes will be deployed outside Tube stations and other locations.

Read more at 6,000 free ‘granny’ bikes will bring continental success story to capital – Times Online.

Urban congestion: the problem is cars, not trucks in Australia

Urban congestion: the problem is cars, not trucks

The congestion in Australia’s cities is mainly due to motorists in their cars, not truckies in their cabs, the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, Anthony Albanese, told Parliament.

Read more @ Transport & Logistics News – Urban congestion: the problem is cars, not trucks.

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