The Economic Times reports
“The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will invest Rs 13.71 billion for developing urban amenities and solid waste management in the capitals of five under-developed states, officials on Sunday said.
The ADB-assisted North Eastern Region Urban Development Programme will be implemented over six years and will cover Agartala (Tripura), Shillong (Meghalaya), Aizawl in Mizoram, Kohima (Nagaland) and Gangtok (Sikkim). “The central government has approved the ADB-assisted programme,” said Tripura Urban Development Minister Manik Dey.”
[SOURCE: ADB to invest over Rs 13 bn on urban development schemes- Finance-Economy-News-The Economic Times]
The Gazette reports
“The city has earmarked $20 million for the redesign of Place d’Armes in Old Montreal and the restoration of Dorchester Square and Place du Canada this year.
Cardinal Hardy/Teknika-HBA – the urban landscape architects responsible for the recent reconfiguration of Norman Bethune Square near Concordia University and the design of Place d’Youville in Old Montreal – have begun work on plans to revamp the two public spaces.”
SOURCE: The Gazette – City will revamp Place d’Armes, downtown squares
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Architects Journal reports
“Thomas Heatherwick will landscape the new Chelsea Barracks complex, which has had a substantial overhaul in response to local concerns
The developers of the £1-billion West London development – a joint venture between a company owned by one of the Candy brothers and Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company – have made a number of design changes following comments by CABE and local residents.”
[SOURCE: Architects Journal – Heatherwick to landscape redesigned Chelsea Barracks]
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The competition | Concurso Internacional Parque de Valdebebas
The aim of the competition is to secure the services of a multidisciplinary team that will plan and design a new urban park of approximately 80 hectares in Parque de Valdebebas. The design should resolve the transition between the urban area currently being developed and the adjacent forest park. Of utmost importance will be the proposed uses and their suitability for the scale and location of the park. To this end the winning design will need to make the most of the planning, landscape, environmental and social opportunities offered by the site.
More information go to the competition website
SOURCE: The competition | Concurso Internacional Parque de Valdebebas via AILA
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