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August 24, 2002, 7am PDT
The fight to stop the Thames flooding -- blamed on rising sea levels -- will cost London £4bn($6bn/E6.3bn).
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August 15, 2002, 4am PDT
Important buildings in Poland's cities are being covered up by giant billboards.
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August 14, 2002, 10am PDT
Johannesburg's Alexandra township, densely populated and economically depressed, is undergoing rejuvenation.
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August 3, 2002, 1pm PDT
In response to violent protests by farmers, the Mexican Government has dropped plans to build a new international airport on farmland near the capital, Mexico City, and will look for alternative locations.
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July 19, 2002, 1pm PDT
UK Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott has set out details of a $1.1bn expansion in house building in the south-east of England.
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July 19, 2002, 11am PDT
The UK government is planning to tackle the housing shortage in the south east of England but not everyone agrees with the strategy.
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July 19, 2002, 7am PDT
With land prices in London and the south east of the UK at record levels developers are increasingly looking at the possibilities of using the space above other land uses.
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July 11, 2002, 5am PDT
Russia's biggest mall is being constructed on the Moscow outskirts by Ikea.
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July 5, 2002, 11am PDT
Park benches in a northern England town have been fitted with MP3 players to provide stories relevant to the benches' locations.
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July 4, 2002, 7am PDT
Western European entrepreneurs are looking with increasing interest at the farming and development opportunities in Eastern Europe.
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July 4, 2002, 6am PDT
The BBC's Madrid correspondent meets Pedro Zaragoza, the man credited with starting mass tourism on Spain's Mediterranean coast.
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June 29, 2002, 7am PDT
As Amtrak's financial problems deepen, Britain's rail network is starting to see light at the end of its financial tunnel.
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June 29, 2002, 5am PDT
Russian Parliament approves a historic bill that will allow Russians to buy farmland.
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June 28, 2002, 2pm PDT
Opposition from environmental groups has prompted the Romanian government to abandon plans for a Dracula theme park in the Transylvanian town of Sighisoara.
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May 26, 2002, 6am PDT
Ten-year transport plan could worsen gridlock.
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May 22, 2002, 1pm PDT
Are Nimby's good for planning or not? BBC Online gives a UK perspective.
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May 17, 2002, 11am PDT
Researchers are staggered by the amount of life supported by a cluster of reefs in a remote archipelago off Indonesia.
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May 8, 2002, 2pm PDT
The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), the professional body for urban planners in the UK, has started a debate about the future of green belt policy.
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April 16, 2002, 9am PDT
It was born on April 16th, 1853. Today, it is one of the largest rail networks in the world, carrying 13 million passengers and nearly two million tonnes of freight every day.
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April 3, 2002, 10am PST
Washington-based World Resources Institute (WRI) reports that world's forests could be lost sooner than expected.
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