Urban Islands

December 10, 2007,AEST

Modern residential projects are offering ample green spaces and robust facilities alongside homes to satisfy customers’ cravings for urban living in an rural setting. But, despite much ballyhoo about modern garden cities, today’s developments bear only a passing resemblance to | Read More

Coasts, conflicts and intangible heritage

December 9, 2007,AEST

The coastal areas likely to be hardest hit by climate change are the ones where people have the least choice of livelihood. Yet, the strong ties of Mediterranean society with its natural setting may yet prove valuable in combating environmental | Read More

Shortage of Skills in the Built Environment

December 6, 2007,AEST

The Construction Industry Council launched their Professional Services Survey yesterday stated that the Built Environment industry requires 12,000 competent new professionals to enter the industry every year to meet demand as major projects such as the Olympics gather speed. Added | Read More

Landscape Sacrificial – Landscape Institute

December 6, 2007,AEST

The Landscape Institute called for a greater role for the profession in response to the Government’s ‘Draft Strategy for Sustainable Construction.’ Chair of the Landscape Institute Policy Committee Jon Lovell said landscape was often “the sacrificial lamb” on projects, which undermined | Read More

Varna is the Best City to Live in Bulgaria

December 6, 2007,AEST

Varna was elected for the best city to live in Bulgaria, according to the special research of DarikNews.bg On the second and third place are rated Plovdiv and Veliko Turnovo. The capital of Bulgaria takes the 4thplace of the ranking. | Read More

Crowded city challenges business recruiters

December 6, 2007,AEST

DEVELOPMENT Tenants looking for offices in uptown’s record tight market will have trouble finding space for at least the next year. “There is a positive side,” said economic development recruiter Justin Hunt at the Charlotte Chamber. “It shows the vibrancy | Read More

Ireland outlines Transport spending plan

December 6, 2007,AEST

A total of €1.3 billion has been earmarked for public transport spending, while €2.3 billion has been set aside for investment in national and non-national roads. Minister for Transport Noel Dempsey said the public transport allocation will be used to | Read More

Wind farm plan for Cardiff Bay

December 6, 2007,AEST

THE face of the waterfront in Cardiff and Barry could be changed forever, with plans to build wind farms on dockland sites. Ports company ABP has brought in experts to look at the possibility building wind turbines on its sites | Read More

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