April 2010

Kenya: New Urban Reform Project to Offer Hope to Slum Families

Kenya: New Urban Reform Project to Offer Hope to Slum Families - Stonemason Joseph Nyongesa and his family share a tiny bedsitter in one of the most densely populated urban areas in Rift Valley Province. [AA Urbanisation]

Architecture Paradigm Change

Architecture Paradigm Change - According to T. Kuhn (1962), each paradigm is based on a specific world view.Architecture Paradigm Change represents a ...18.02.2010 [WAC Theory of Architecture & Current Issues]

Call for work on sacred landscape for publication in Faith & Form magazine

Call for work on sacred landscape for publication in Faith & Form magazine - Faith and Form Magazine launched a call for submissions for those who have works on sacred landscape ...18.04.2010 [WAC Latest News]

Eritrea: Drafting And Planning Projects Accelerating Pace of Urbanization

Eritrea: Drafting And Planning Projects Accelerating Pace of Urbanization - The drafting and planning of projects undertaken since independence have a significant contribution to make in facilitating the urbanization, Stated Eng. Medhanie Estifanos, director general of town development in the Ministry of Public Works. [AA Urbanisation]

Mozambique: Maputo City Still Facing Challenges - Guebuza

Mozambique: Maputo City Still Facing Challenges - Guebuza - Mozambican President Armando Guebuza said in Maputo on Sunday that the city is still facing many challenges, but he also noted that both the government and the municipal authorities have excellent prospects of solutions. [AA Urbanisation]

Nigeria: Ekiti Assembly Warns Contractors On Substandard Materials

Nigeria: Ekiti Assembly Warns Contractors On Substandard Materials - The Ekiti State House of Assembly last Friday directed contractors handling road projects to establish laboratories to test the quality of materials used for road construction in the state. [AA Construction]

North West to accelerate housing delivery

Pretoria - In honour of those who took part in the first democratic elections on 27 April 1994, the North West will accelerate the speed of quality housing delivery in the province.

MEC for Human Settlements Desbo Mohono urged municipalities to give preference to the most vulnerable people in the society, especially the aged, because they, too, need to taste the fruits that they planted in 1994.

PIA Workshop - Working Across Borders

Friday, 7 May 2010 : 07h45 for 08h00 - 11h30

Held : Tram Lodge, 317 Tram Street, Brooklyn
Event Time: 07h45 for 08h00 until 11h30
Date: 2010/05/07
Registration Closing Date: 2010/05/04
Category: Presentation
CPD Credits: 0.3 Credits in category 1

Description

Architecture Across Borders...We live in a global economy,with instant communication, online translations, amazing tools, and the capability of live visual communication with people on the other side of the world. While competition is clearly international, it is still a western world when it comes to business.

The difficulty is not surprising. The professionals are asked to manage foreign subordinates, work with foreign colleagues, or serve foreign customers. They have to be companies with strong cultures expressed through a set of distinctive leadership and communication behaviors. The problem is that the learning process in dealing with projects across borders is haphazard and expensive.

Opposition Puts Eskom On Spot Over Cheap Electricity for Mozambican Firm

Opposition Puts Eskom On Spot Over Cheap Electricity for Mozambican Firm - Opposition Puts Eskom On Spot Over Cheap Electricity for Mozambican Firm - MOZAMBICAN electricity distributor Motraco has been paying 12c/kWh for electricity from Eskom, the Democratic Alliance (DA) has alleged. [AA Network News] [AA Mozambique]

Commission holds draw for youths residences available in Luanda

Commission holds draw for youths residences available in Luanda - Commission holds draw for youths residences available in Luanda - Angola,
Luanda – The Youth and Sports Ministry, through its applications commission, on Saturday in Cidadela pavilion held a draw for the young people who applied for the 90 residences available for Luanda, in this stage, in the ambit of the “Angola Jovem” (Angola Youth) programme.
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[AA Angola]

Algorithmic Sustainable Design: The Future of Architectural Theory

Algorithmic Sustainable Design: The Future of Architectural Theory - Algorithmic Sustainable Design: The Future of Architectural Theory, by Nikos A. Salingaros, contains notes from a series of 12 lectures. Architecture and
urbanism are presented as advanced applications of computa ...12.08.2009
[WAC Theory of Architecture & Current Issues]

Call for Entries – Reclaiming the Street design competition

Call for Entries – Reclaiming the Street design competition - Reclaiming the Street is an open-submission competition aimed at established and emerging artists, architects and skateboarders who have or wish to establish a relationship with skateboard culture. ...22.04.2010 [WAC Latest News]

Mozambique: Guebuza Speaks of Fight Against Urban Poverty

Mozambique: Guebuza Speaks of Fight Against Urban Poverty - Mozambican President Armando Guebuza on Thursday urged the inhabitants of the outlying neighbourhoods of Maputo to redouble their efforts in the struggle against urban poverty, and thus reduce the problems that their neighbourhoods face. [AA Urbanisation]

Tanzania: Zanzibar's Sewage Disposal Challenge

Tanzania: Zanzibar's Sewage Disposal Challenge - Zanzibar's rudimentary waste management and sanitation facilities are nowhere near keeping pace with the increase in the Tanzanian island's population, according to officials. [AA Urbanisation]

Nigeria: Ansar-Ud-Deen to Raise N100 Million for Mosque Renovation

Nigeria: Ansar-Ud-Deen to Raise N100 Million for Mosque Renovation - The Niger state chapter of Ansar-ud-deen is set to raise N100 million for the renovation of a mosque in Minna, the chairman of the society, Alhaji Abdulrazaq Olatinwo. [AA Construction]

Nigeria: Dallaje Ingawa Dam to Gulp N4.3 Billion

Nigeria: Dallaje Ingawa Dam to Gulp N4.3 Billion - Construction of Dallaje Ingawa dam in Katsina state is to gulp N4.3billion and will be completed in two years.Managing Director, Sokoto Rima River Basin Development Authority, Alhaji Danlami Bala Zango disclosed this while speaking with Daily Trust in Sokoto. [AA Construction]

Smit and Fisher Architects

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South Africa FIFA 2010 - We are ready, excited and mobilising.

Pretoria - With less than 50 days to go to before the kick-off of the biggest soccer spectacle, Cabinet says the recent ticket frenzy was an indication that the country is ready and excited to host the World Cup.

Last week, there were scenes of excitement, anger and frustration as fans rushed to ticketing centres countrywide to get their hands on the tickets.

Durban 2010 : Solving World Class Transport Problems

By Kemantha Govender

Durban - The eThekwini Municipality has confirmed that plans are on track to improve Durban's public transport system ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Carlos Esteves, eThekwini Municipality's deputy head of the Road System Management said the improved public transport system would be operational in June.

Nigeria: Gani At 72 - Mimiko Lays Foundation for N780 Million Diagnostic Centre

Nigeria: Gani At 72 - Mimiko Lays Foundation for N780 Million Diagnostic Centre - Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko, is to perform tomorrow the ground breaking of a $5.2 million (N780 million) Comprehensive Diagnostic Centre to immortalise the late human right activist and lawyer, Ganiyu Oyesola Fawehinmi. [AA Urbanisation]

Nigeria: Kogi Spends N2.6 Billion On Stadium

Nigeria: Kogi Spends N2.6 Billion On Stadium - The Kogi State government has so far spent the sum of N2.6 billion on the on-going construction of the International Stadium in Lokoja, the state capital. [AA Construction]

Nigeria: Don Asks Fashola to Make Construction Sector Top Priority

Nigeria: Don Asks Fashola to Make Construction Sector Top Priority - Professor of Economics in the Oxford University, United Kingdom, Paul Collier, yesterday, urged Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State to institutionalise his decision and make construction sector its top priority if he intended to make the state one of the mega-cities in the world. [AA Construction]

South Africa: Completed Buildings Down 33.2 Percent

South Africa: Completed Buildings Down 33.2 Percent - THE real value of recorded building plans passed by larger municipalities (at constant 2005 prices) during January to February 2010 decreased by 8,2% (-R525,2 million) year on year, according to data released by Statistics South Africa (StatsSA). [AA Construction]

Uganda: Jua Kali Centre Hit By Conflicts

Uganda: Jua Kali Centre Hit By Conflicts - Construction of an vocational centre for training artisans, commonly known as jua kali, in Katwe, Makindye division has stalled because of land conflicts. [AA Construction]

Nigeria: In Jos, Tank Construction is a Cool Business

Nigeria: In Jos, Tank Construction is a Cool Business - Forty five year-old Ibrahim Abubakar Bode runs one of the major workshops which have become a beehive of construction activities and solace for youths to be engaged in meaningful endeavours. [AA Construction]

Nigeria: Construction Players Reap Rewards of Strong Demand

Nigeria: Construction Players Reap Rewards of Strong Demand - Nigeria’s huge shortfall in housing and massive state spending on infrastructure is causing robust growth in this sector. [AA Construction]

Mobilising call for Human Settlements 2030

Cape Town - Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale has called on South Africans to harness the same energy that went into the build-up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup to "turn South Africa into one large construction site for human settlements developments".

He made the call during his Budget Vote speech in Parliament on Wednesday, labeling the initiative "Human Settlements 2030".

Sexwale - who is a FIFA representative on the Local Organising Committee for the 2010 World Cup - said questions had already been asked about what would propel the South African economy beyond the global tournament.

"Undoubtedly, the World Cup will be a resounding success. South Africa has constructed massive highways, iconic stadiums, world-class airports and state-of-the-art technology platforms," he said.

"The target for Human Settlements ought to be nothing less than an enhanced vision, driven by a similar energy and passion to World Cup 2010 - this time round, Human Settlements 2030."

Sexwale said it was important for South Africans to think creatively about large-scale human settlements as "the 'stadiums', 'airports' and 'highways' of our people".