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  1. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - ARCHITECTURE

    Vertical gardens breathe new life into densely populated Asian cities

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 04:13am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... a prototype, and thus began the greening of some of the most densely populated urban areas on earth. Since his original design was unveiled at the Museum of Science and Industry in Paris in 1988, ... It is important for designers and planners to be thinking about that." To house populations without consuming agricultural land, cities need to become more dense, Hassell said. WOHA's signature ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - APARTMENTS

    Micro-living: small on space but big on ideas

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... it's not an option anyway. What is achievable, and ultimately far more liveable, is an efficient, well-designed, small apartment. Where else but New York, one of the most densely populated ... of the world's population will be living in cities by 2050, the World Bank estimates), we can either build up, or design smarter. And those smart designs should also take into account that, ...

  3. Property - International

    Dublin's real estate prices increasing while other parts of the country stagnate

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... of the Irish population lives within Greater Dublin, although even at the peak of the market, only 20 per cent of house-building nationwide occurred in Dublin. "We now find ourselves with considerable oversupply in locations with low populations, and low demand but undersupply in key cities such as Dublin. This is fuelling the price rises we are now seeing, with very limited new ...

  4. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - ARCHITECTURE

    Asia has new appetite for sustainable homes, says Paul McGillick

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 05:05am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Peta Tomlinson peta.tomlinson@scmp.com Regional trend does away with freezing air conditioning and uses fresh air, natural light and water features to create cool homes New Asian yen for sustainable homes Fresh air, natural light, and spatial variety are terms not instantly associated with an Asian city. But this is the way home design is moving in some densely populated urban ...

  5. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    All roads lead to Tokyo

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... tipped Rio, too", and fundamentals which the Olympic committee look for. "A vibrant and growing population plus a strong economy will make for both a good Olympic Games and a strong ...

  6. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Deals abound in Tasmania

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... economic conditions across Tasmania, where unemployment is the highest of any state or territory at just over 8 per cent," he says. "Population growth is virtually stable, with growth ...

  7. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Tax havens remain upbeat

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... for Britain, not costs income, but that is a whole new topic." Housing prices on the Isle of Man jumped by 300 per cent in the decade to 2007, as the population swelled by about 12 per cent. Many ... and the Isle of Man will be less affected because their economies are more diversified, he says, whereas on Alderney, a tiny island with a population of less than 2,000, it will make no difference. ...

  8. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Highs and lows across the region

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... forward". Seoul also lacks the expat population of other key cities in the region, while the republic's low birth rate and rising unemployment further dampened domestic demand. "The core ...

  9. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Students enter mainstream

    Posted Jan 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... tertiary, further education and special education institutions, Glasgow, home to Britain's second-largest student population, has a shortage of beds. According to Jones Lang LaSalle, ...

  10. City's 'livability' drives up prices

    Posted Oct 21st 2009, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... suburbs. Enzo Raimondo, REIV's chief executive, cited strong demand from a growing population, record-low interest rates and financial assistance for first-time home buyers as influencing ... international population.' Matthew Bell, an economist at Australian Property Monitors, said the trend showed no signs of abating. 'In June 1999, the median price of a Melbourne house was 61 ...




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