Mumbai’s final chance? – DNA

October 15, 2008,AEDT

Today, Mumbai is at the crossroads — a unique opportunity or an unmitigated disaster. Can this be a defining moment in Mumbai’s history? The answer lies with us. Mumbai is not unique. Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Birmingham, London and Chicago have gone through this transformation from ugly ducklings to efficient | Read More

Malaysia’s largest development unveiled

October 13, 2008,AEDT

The Iskandar Investment Board (IIB) launched Malaysia’s largest urban development at Cityscape Dubai last week. Medini Iskandar, a 2,300 acre (920 hectares) international mixed-use urban development project consisting of nine clusters, should bring in about Dh20 billion in the next 15 to 20 years, said Arlida Ariff, managing director of | Read More

Tianjin – Eco city under construction

October 13, 2008,AEDT

AFTER 17 months of painstaking preparation and planning, Singapore and China yesterday began construction of their flagship eco-city, with a ground-breaking ceremony attended by top leaders from both countries. Singapore’s Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao were at the event to launch the project, which both | Read More

West 8 wins competition Ecological District Saint-Denis

October 6, 2008,AEDT

The winning design of West 8 and ING-Bremond for a new ecological district just outside of Paris emphasizes the insular character of the area. The experience of and the identification with the surrounding water of the Seine is being maximized; the two shores each have in their own way a | Read More

New design guidance launched to transform the future of play

October 6, 2008,AEDT

Play England, the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) have launched, for the first time in the England, detailed guidance for the design of children’s play spaces. Free copies of the guide can be ordered by calling (+44) 0845 60 | Read More

Chinese scoops UN awards for its harmonious cities – Xinhua

October 6, 2008,AEDT

highest award conferred by the United Nations system in this field– the Habitat Scroll of Honour Special Citation — goes not to an outstanding individual, but to a Chinese city, Nanjing. read more @ the SOURCE: Chinese scoops UN awards for its harmonious cities – Xinhua.

Green Streetscapes

October 6, 2008,AEDT

THE English have their allotments; in Sydney we use the streets. In a variation on guerilla gardening, Sydneysiders are moving veggie plots from the backyard to the street verge, and converting formerly fallow public land into mini-market gardens. read more @ the SOURCE: The Sydney Morning Herald – green and | Read More

Schmidt Hammer Lassen masterplans eco-town for Estonia – Building

September 23, 2008,AEDT

Schmidt Hammer Lassen is working on the masterplan for an 481,000m2 eco-town, named EcoBay, overlooking the Baltic Sea near Tallinn in Estonia, to house 6,000 people. Read more @ the SOURCE: Schmidt Hammer Lassen masterplans eco-town for Estonia –

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