Viridian still king of the hill

December 4, 2007,AEDT

After winning a swag of awards for its stunning architecture, the first two completed stages of the $300 million Viridian Noosa development, including several architecturally-designed homes, have been recognised for excellence in landscape management. Set on Noosa Hill on a | Read More

$US 1 Billion needed for Investment in Dragon City

December 4, 2007,AEDT

Real estate developer Phu Long Joint-Stock Company yesterday launched what is considered to be the largest project of any local property company, the 65-ha Dragon City in Sai Gon South. Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao said the project would include | Read More

Brad Pitt unveils plans for New Orleans homes

December 4, 2007,AEDT

Brad Pitt launched his own regeneration project for Katrina-ravaged New Orleans yesterday, unveiling designs for a range of eco-friendly and flood-proof homes. Pitt, who had ambitions to be an architect if he had not taken up acting, commissioned 13 architectural | Read More

Slums bursting at the seams

December 4, 2007,AEDT

More than three hundred thousand people could be living in sub-human conditions in the slums by the end of the decade if the unplanned growth of the Islamabad Capital Territory and Rawalpindi continues, urban planners associated with private companies say. | Read More

Indonesia plants trees to offset Bali emissions

December 4, 2007,AEDT

BALI, Indonesia (Reuters) – Indonesia has planted millions of trees to soak up an estimated 50,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases to be emitted during U.N.-led climate talks in Bali, Environment Minister Rachmat Witoelar said on Monday. More than 10,000 politicians, | Read More

Chicago’s Alleys Turning Green

December 3, 2007,AEDT

A new initiative will help make Chicago’s 1,900 miles (3,000 kilometers) of alleyways more sustainable. The miniature streets behind homes and buildings, used mainly for garbage collection and parking access, keep main roads cleaner and less congested but are prone | Read More

Continental Announces Carbon Offsetting Program

December 3, 2007,AEDT

Continental Airlines (NYSE:CAL), the world’s fifth largest airline, today announced that it haslaunched a carbon offsetting program, developed in partnership withnon-profit Sustainable Travel International. Continental Announces Carbon Offsetting Program With Sustainable Travel International.

Granton Harbour ‘like a dreary Beijing estate’

December 3, 2007,AEDT

GRANTON Harbour has received the dubious honour of being shortlisted for the notorious ‘Plook on the Plinth’ award. Judges compared the waterfront development to a “dreary market-driven estate” in Beijing, rather than the iconic project that developers envisaged. It also | Read More

CLIMATE CHANGE: Forests, the Great Green Hope?

December 3, 2007,AEDT

BROOKLIN, Canada, Dec 3 (IPS) – Expanding European forests absorbed 126 million tonnes of carbon dioxide from 1990 to 2005 — equivalent to 11 percent of European Union emissions from human activities — while a U.N. target to plant one | Read More

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