Residents may get new view

December 14, 2007,AEDT

City landscape architects will go to work on the railroad running through Scarborough and Riverdale over the next few months, to try and find a way to hide two intrusive new signal towers from residents along the line. The two signal bridges are part of a massive $70-million rail construction | Read More

AECOM announces Services contract with Libya

December 13, 2007,AEDT

AECOM Technology Corporation a leading provider of professional technical and management services announced today that it has signed a five-year contract which authorizes to a potential total value of $574 million. AECOM will lead the Program Management Department for the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Housing and Infrastructure Board (HIB). AECOM | Read More

Beijing expands 24-hour transport system for Olympics revelers

December 13, 2007,AEDT

BEIJING, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) — Midnight revelers will have a wider choice of public transport during the 2008 Olympic Games as Beijing is to launch special bus routes and add seven routes to the 24-hour bus network. Thirty-four bus routes would be arranged to relieve possible transport pressure around venues | Read More

Re-imagining an Aegean city

December 13, 2007,AEDT

A huge project aiming to realize ‘the vision of I.zmir’ with high-rises, congress halls and fair grounds is introduced by Mayor Kocaog(lu. The project, which has its supporters and detractors, is to transform I.zmir into a city of tourism and culture Re-imagining an Aegean city – Turkish Daily News Dec | Read More

Shanghai maglev rail route may detour to avoid residences- Xinhua

December 13, 2007,AEDT

The planners of the Shanghai-Hangzhou magnetic levitation (maglev) rail project will design the proposed route to avoid residential buildings and lessen the impact of radiation upon people, according to a municipal government official. “The maglev project has basically two environmental effects: noise and magnetic radiation,” said Zhang Quan, deputy director | Read More

Rejuvenating one of Israel’s oldest urban centers

December 13, 2007,AEDT

Compared to such ancient cities as Jerusalem, Acre, Safed and Jaffa, Petah Tikva is a foundling. In relation to the modern Zionist communities, however, it is one of the oldest urban centers in Israel. PETAH TIKVA’S city center is undergoing a rehabilitation that is expected to result in a soaring | Read More

Casting Rutland alley as a park

December 13, 2007,AEDT

Rutland residents weighing in on the future of the Center Street Alley expressed interest in commercial use, grass and trees and, above all, flexibility at the city’s most hidden park. Long underutilized and frequently victimized by vandals, the park recently attracted the attention of a local creative economy group trying | Read More

Historic graffiti mural discovered in Manhattan building

December 13, 2007,AEDT

NEW YORK – It was the stuff of urban legend – rumours that a historic SoHo building had important graffiti hidden in its walls. Except, in this case, it was true. A large mural that was created by some of graffiti’s earliest pioneers was discovered recently in a 10-storey limestone | Read More

Glasgow 2014 VENUES

December 13, 2007,AEDT

After winning the right to stage the 2014 Commonwealth Games, the sporting landscape of Glasgow will be transformed with a redevelopment of existing facilities and the construction of four brand new venues. GLASGOW 2014 VENUES: Sporting Life The website lists the existing and new venues that will host the 2014 | Read More

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