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Old April 27th, 2006, 08:01 AM   #201
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Dubai is also looking at banking and being a sourcing centre for Africans. Hence it may even become a major maritime centre in the region.
Dubai has the potential as being a maritine centre. The only thing is develop it's port.

As for banking, it can be the financial centre in The Middle East but as of today, it's not as big compare to lets say, Singapore.
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Old April 27th, 2006, 08:05 AM   #202
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Dubai has the potential as being a maritine centre. The only thing is develop it's port.

As for banking, it can be the financial centre in The Middle East but as of today, it's not as big compare to lets say, Singapore.
The internationalization of Dubai is quite evident. Dubai Ports has been trying hard to gain a foothold in the world shipping industry, and to some extent it has succeeded. Emirates has rung a few bells around the world. They have also succeeded in building some high-class tourism projects. The pieces are all there. With deep pockets and a willingness to spend, who knows what they can accomplish in another decade?
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Old May 2nd, 2006, 02:14 PM   #203
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Dubai comes off as one big amusement park to me,I'm with most and say hand's down Tokyo.
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Old May 2nd, 2006, 02:53 PM   #204
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At this moment Tokyo in 10 years DUbay.
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Old May 6th, 2006, 05:03 PM   #205
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Hong Kong or Tokyo no doubt
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Old May 28th, 2006, 07:31 PM   #206
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tokyo and hongkong............
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Old May 28th, 2006, 07:48 PM   #207
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I don't find NYC as modern as Hong Kong or Tokyo!
I solidly agree.
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Old June 5th, 2006, 08:33 AM   #208
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At this moment Tokyo in 10 years DUbay.
I think in terms of skyline dubai already ahead... but i guess this isnt whats being discussed here ...
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Old June 5th, 2006, 10:49 AM   #209
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Definitely Shanghai-not only in term of skyline,but as future global economy power as well.
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Old June 5th, 2006, 12:19 PM   #210
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Abu Dhabi not far behind Dubai. Check the AD forum
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Old June 9th, 2006, 04:12 AM   #211
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Definitely Shanghai-not only in term of skyline,but as future global economy power as well.
Shanghai has a long way to go economy wise.

In terms of economy

Hong Kong > Shanghai
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Old June 10th, 2006, 11:30 AM   #212
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Toyko!!! I watched the Amazing Race and Toyko looks so futuristic!!
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Old June 10th, 2006, 12:26 PM   #213
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Right now it's a straight match up between Tokyo and Hong Kong.

In the future Dubai and Shanghai perhaps.
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Old June 13th, 2006, 01:33 PM   #214
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Right now it's a straight match up between Tokyo and Hong Kong.

In the future Dubai and Shanghai perhaps.
Shanghai has more potential than Dubai unless Dubai improved it's infrastructure and mass transit
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Old July 1st, 2006, 03:54 PM   #215
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Hong Kong
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Valencia is moving towards this direction (Sociópolis,city of arts....)
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Old July 2nd, 2006, 09:06 AM   #216
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One example of sustainable development in a city is urban agriculture.

Danny Glover joins crusade to save LA inner-city garden
2 June 2006

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hundreds of urban farmers battling to hold onto a small patch of land in the middle of the city's gritty warehouse district got another shot of celebrity star power when actor Danny Glover exhorted them to ignore an eviction order and stay put

With actress Daryl Hannah standing beside him and veteran tree-sitters John Quigley and Julia Butterfly Hill perched overhead in an old walnut tree, Glover said Thursday that the farmers' 14 acres of beans, tomatoes, squash, watermelon and other fruits and vegetables was not only providing sustenance to some 350 families but also setting a worldwide example.

"Not only is this sustainable development, but we're talking about organic farming. This is food that comes from the community," he said.

Surrounded by a tall chain-link fence and locked gates, the garden is filled wall-to-wall with various plants, including exotic spices and herbal medicines that people in the poor, largely Hispanic neighborhood interspersed among the warehouses say are often unavailable at local grocery stores.

"A lot of people bring the seeds from Mexico, and even if you can find some of the foods at the market sometime, the freshness and the quality is not the same," said Maribel Tlatoa, who has farmed a plot with her family there for eight years.

The property was owned by developer Ralph Horowitz when the city seized it through eminent domain in the 1980s with plans to build a trash-to-energy incinerator there. When that project fell through, officials handed it over to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, which began allowing people from the neighborhood five miles south of downtown to set up small garden plots.

Horowitz sued to get it back and the city settled in 2003 by returning it for $5 million, slightly more than the $4.8 million he had been paid.

He has offered to sell it for $16.3 million to a nonprofit group that would continue the farm, but when the group came up $10 million short by last month's deadline, he got an eviction order.

Horowitz was not available for comment Thursday, said a woman who answered the phone at his home.

In a brief but passionate speech, Glover urged the farmers to stay put.

"They are doing what is just and what is right," he told about three dozen people, including reporters, environmentalists and a handful of farmers who had laid out a spread of fresh-grown food for the reporters.

Glover said city officials "abdicated their responsibility" when they quietly returned the property to Horowitz, and he blasted the developer for putting profit ahead of conscience.

"There has to be some social accountability even though people want to make money," he said.

His appearance came as rumors circulated that Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were poised to arrive.

Hannah, Quigley, Hill and a few dozen others who have moved onto the property full-time say if authorities try to remove them they will respond with nonviolent resistance. Quigley spent 71 days in an oak tree that was to be bulldozed for a housing development in 2003 before authorities forcibly removed him. The tree was later replanted elsewhere.

Authorities have set no deadline for clearing the property, said sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore, adding he understood fundraising is continuing and there is still a possibility a deal can be struck.

"That would be wonderful news," he added. "Obviously we don't want to perform the evacuation."
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I have no doubt, Asia is the future
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It's not just Asia but also Europe
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Old July 5th, 2006, 11:14 AM   #219
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i think europe has had its thunder
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i think europe has had its thunder
There are some instances where I find development and infrastructure in European cities more modern compared to US cities!
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