The Augusta Chronicle reports
“The vision of the future Augusta and North Augusta sees hundreds of new houses along the Augusta Canal and a revitalized shopping district along Broad Street that links to a new riverfront baseball stadium.
The new Augusta Tomorrow urban core development plan released today……”
[SOURCE: The Augusta Chronicle – Urban development plan proposes $1.5 billion in projects]
The Boston Globe reports
“Teams of Boston middle school students presented their urban design plans and architectural ideas to Mayor Thomas M. Menino yesterday, Jones Lang LaSalle said.
“The presentation was the culmination of the seventh annual urban planning ideas competition that engages over 100 middle-schoolers each year,” Jones Lang LaSalle said in a press release.”
SOURCE: The Boston Globe – Students present urban vision – Daily Business Update
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The Windsor Beacon reports
“The new police facility will be a green building, using Best Practices building standards to design an energy-efficient, cost-savings home for the Windsor Police Department.
But the Windsor Town Board opted Monday night to not take the next step and make the building Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified……..cost an extra $107,450 in design fees…….”
SOURCE: New police facility will have ‘green’ design but won’t be LEED certified | WindsorBeacon.com | The Windsor Beacon
Building Design reports
“Make could be forced to alter plans for the redevelopment of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club amid claims that the planned demolition of listed buildings on the site would be “very difficult to justify” under planning rules.
Tottenham Hotspur announced last November that Make, alongside landscape architect Martha Schwartz, would masterplan the 8ha site, while KSS designs the stadium.”
SOURCE: Building Design – Make under pressure to alter Tottenham masterplan
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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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