Government bans urban dwellers from buying farm houses

December 17, 2007,AEST

The Chinese central government is reiterating that urban dwellers are banned from buying residential land or houses from farmers. Contrary to a recent report, the Chinese Ministry of Land and Resources says land owned collectively by villagers’ committee will not | Read More

Busan to Have 117-Story Building(The Korea Times)

December 16, 2007,AEST

Busan Metropolitan City will launch a big project to build a 117-story resort building. According to Busan Urban Development Corporation (BUDC), it will enter into an agreement with “Triple Square Consortium (TSC)’’ on Tuesday to construct the super large resort | Read More

The Chiswick chain saw massacre?

December 16, 2007,AEST

Dare to apply for permission to fell a tree and you can stir up the most passionate of responses. Dare to apply to fell more than 300 in a Grade I-listed historic public park and you have a full-scale battle | Read More

Museum to focus on issues of the era

December 16, 2007,AEST

The American Revolution Center’s planned museum will serve as a critical link among Pennsylvania’s Revolutionary War sites, organizers say. When it opens in 2011, it also will serve as a model of green construction and environmental sensitivity. The three-level museum | Read More

One man envisions downtown entry

December 16, 2007,AEST

About a year ago, Kent Mendenhall, a former Pittsburg resident, walked into Pittsburg City Manager Allen Gill’s office. After some discussion, Mendenhall left Gill with detailed drawings of what an entryway to downtown Pittsburg could look like. “It was amazing,” | Read More

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