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  1. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - ARCHITECTURE

    Design duo foster debate on the built environment

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:00am by Catherine Shaw

    ... lettuce growing tall with a small footprint of soil) at the Venice Biennale in 2008, captured people's imagination of edible density and hanging gardens with Chinese paper lanterns. Yiu was also chief curator of the 2009 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture, and in the recent 2011 edition ESKYIU created a conceptual habitat installation ...

  2. News - World - ITALY

    Venice splashes out on tide protection

    Posted Nov 03rd 2012, 12:00am by McClatchy-Tribune in Rome

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Rome Venice splashes out on tide protection More than half of Venice was left under water when the historic lagoon town was hit by exceptionally high tides this week. Water levels rose above 1.37 metres on Wednesday and remained above critical levels for 15 hours on Thursday, authorities said. It was the highest tide level since December 2010. Venice starts ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The rise of the tourist hordes

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 12:00am by ELIZABETH BECKER

    ... mark was broken. The impact of tourism on the environment, culture and society is enormous. Hordes of day-trippers have transformed beautiful cities like Venice, where 20 million tourists visit ...

  4. Venice of east fights sinking feeling

    Posted Apr 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Fang Suzhou is suffering the same fate as its Italian namesake The city dubbed by many as 'the Venice of the east' is sinking- just like its Italian sister. Since the 1950s, the city of Suzhou has sunk 1.5 metres, and between 1994 and 1996 it sank more than 10cm a year. Venice has sunk 24cm over the past century. A senior engineer with the Suzhou Seismology ...

  5. Design outside the box

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in using sustainable material to build new types of aesthetic architecture for the future.' The BioShell is on display at the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale at Kowloon Park until ...

  6. Comet heading straight for earth- don't panic

    Posted Mar 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Angelo Paratico Arthur C. Clarke's popular 1972 novel Rendezvous with Rama, in which an asteroid collides with the earth on September 11, 2077, was a hit in more ways than one. In the book, the impact wipes out the Italian cities of Padua and Verona and plunges Venice into the sea. The coincidence of date with the terrorist attacks on the twin towers in New York helped revive ...

  7. Storm leaves Guangzhou in deep water

    Posted May 15th 2010, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Want to see what a city of water looks like? You no longer need to travel to Venice or Suzhou to find out. Guangzhou, deluged by the heaviest rainfall in a decade on May 7, welcomes you. Guangzhou became known as China's Venice, the Italian city famed for its canals and islands for centuries, in just a few hours. An average of 128 millimetres of rain hit urban ...

  8. Breath of fresh air

    Posted Nov 26th 2010, 12:00am by Leila Chan

    ... with concentration. Luk got her inspiration in Venice. The Italian city is best known for its canals and gondolas, but even though the buildings are soaked in water, the walls seem immune to mould and fungus. ...

  9. Outrage at youth eco-camp plan for Tai O wetland area

    Posted Apr 01st 2007, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... 'recreation' and reserved for holiday accommodation. Tai O, the fishing village at the western tip of Lantau, is known as the 'Venice of Hong Kong'. The village is located mostly on the banks ...

  10. Jobs today or a planet tomorrow?

    Posted Oct 18th 2008, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... glaciers as well as the Arctic ice, rises in sea levels, increases in deserts, problems in food production, displacement of tens of millions of people, the flooding death of cities like Venice ...




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