Best cities to live in Canada- Calgary tops the list

December 17, 2007,AEDT

Calgary is the best Canadian city in which to live and the third best in North America, a Conference Board study released this week suggests. The report rates urban centres’ attractiveness along seven main categories, such as economy, housing and | Read More

Going green with a cycleway above the streets

December 17, 2007,AEDT

LIKE the walkways built in the canopies above rainforests, North Sydney Council hopes to lift pedestrians and cyclists above the urban jungle, with an ambitious plan to build an elevated path running from the southern end of the Harbour Bridge | Read More

Government bans urban dwellers from buying farm houses

December 17, 2007,AEDT

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,AEDT

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,AEDT

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

One man envisions downtown entry

December 16, 2007,AEDT

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

Recycled sewerage for Library landscape

December 15, 2007,AEDT

Human waste from the new mega-library in Peppermint Grove will be recycled and used on a $1 million landscaped park around the building. It will be the first time the technology has been used in Australia. Harvested “brown water” will | Read More

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