Rebuilding cities – Down To Earth magazine

July 21, 2009,AEDT

Down To Earth magazine has published a great article by Yogesh Saaji & Jonathan Smulian (Wallace Roberts and Todd) about the urban renewal in Indian cities: Contrasts in living standards in India make it imperative that urban planning ensures equitable distribution of employment avenues, housing and basic infrastructure. Affordable transport | Read More

As Mumbai Spills Over, Floodwater Creeps Closer – NYTimes.com

July 16, 2009,AEDT

NYTimes.com reports Inspired by the 2005 floods, Dilip da Cunha and his wife, Anuradha Mathur, who teach design and landscape architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, have spent the last two and a half years studying Mumbai and its uneasy relationship with water. They recently released their findings and 12 | Read More

Auckland firm to design $3b bridge – NZ Herald News

March 1, 2009,AEDT

NZ Herald News reports “An Auckland engineering firm has won the contract to design a US$1.5 billion ($2.9 billion) Bangladesh bridge. Maunsell AECOM NZ Newmarket office scored the job for the Padma Bridge, which is to be Bangladesh’s largest and connect the south-west region with the country’s capital Dhaka.” [SOURCE: | Read More

Urban renewal gets more funds – The Times of India

February 17, 2009,AEDT

The Times of India reports “With rapid urbanisation going hand in hand with crumbling infrastructure in towns and cities, finance minister Pranab Mukherjee raised theallocation for the government’s flagship programme — Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission — to Rs 11,842 crore from Rs 10,447.98 crore in 2008-09. The government has | Read More

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