Work begins on Parkway trail in Greece | democratandchronicle.com |

Democrat and Chronicle reports

“A new trail for bicyclists and pedestrians that runs along the Lake Ontario State Parkway is expected to open by November.

State Department of Transportation crews started last week clearing away scrub vegetation to prepare for the $1.9 million project, said DOT spokeswoman Lori Maher……… Jon Harman, DOT landscape architect, said the new paved 12-foot-wide
trail will run through the existing DOT right-of-way, “weaving in and
out of the existing vegetation.”.”

[SOURCE: Democrat and ChronicleWork begins on Parkway trail in Greece]

Master plan unveiled for NC State Fairgrounds :: WRAL.com

WRAL.com reports

“North Carolina’s State Fairgrounds is getting a $121 million makeover.

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler unveiled a master plan on Wednesday for 48 projects scheduled to be completed over the next 20 to 30 years. Proposed projects include new exposition space, new entrance gates and additional parking.”

[SOURCE: Master plan unveiled for NC State Fairgrounds :: WRAL.com]

Sharjah Municipality to complete execution of AED1.5 billion projects – WAM

WAM reports

“Sharjah Municipality (SM), UAE remains committed to completing all ongoing development and infrastructure projects, which it is executing at a total cost of more than AED1.5 billion, it was disclosed by SM Director General, Salah Tahir Al-Hajj.”

SOURCE: WAM

Planning fails to keep pace with urbanisation – Viet Nam News

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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Landscape Will Redefine New Area in Shenzhen – Architectural Record


Anya Kaplan-Seem on Architectural Record reports

“For the large-scale redevelopment of Longgang Centre and Longcheng Square in Shenzhen, the United-Kingdom-based design collective Groundlab is turning the typical planning process upside-down.”

SOURCE: Architectural Record – Landscape Will Redefine New Area in Shenzhen

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