Viet Nam News reports
HA NOI — Only about 30 to 45 per cent of Viet Nam’s urban zones are the result of detailed planning, a construction ministry survey shows.
And rapid expansion and complex planning procedures are likely to ensure that the rate will not quickly improve.
The survey shows that in major cities such as Ha Noi, Hai Phong and Da Nang from 70 to 100 per cent of the inner-city has been thoroughly planned.
Detailed planning ranges from 25 to 40 per cent in outer-city small-to-medium urban precincts.
SOURCE: Viet Nam News – Planning fails to keep pace with urbanisation
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SFgate reports (via AP)
“Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger recently released 18 proposals to streamline government, a scaled-back version of his 2004 California Performance Review. His office projects the total cost savings at $126 million in the first year. One of his proposals is to eliminate the Landscape Architects Technical Committee, cutting 6.5 positions. Savings: $162,000.”
SOURCE: Sfgate.com – Schwarzenegger’s restructuring proposals
West 8 announced
“Construction is moving along at both the Rees and Simcoe wavedecks. The wavedecks, which will open this summer, will provide unique gateways to the waterfront of Toronto and will create more publicly accessible spaces. Over the next few weeks, construction activities will include H-pile installation on the north wall at the Simcoe Slip and fish habitat installation at Rees Slip.
The two new wavedecks are part of a series of three. The first one, the Spadina wavedeck, was opened in September 2008. The wavedecks are part of the first phase of implementation of a strategic masterplan for the Toronto Central Waterfront prepared by West 8 + DTAH, see also:
[SOURCE: West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture / news / Construction is moving along at Rees and Simcoe]
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