Marina Bay, Singapore – Image Source: Flickr – monstermunch99
Strait Times reports
TO SUPPORT the future growth of Marina Bay, the government will invest another $1 billion in infrastructure works over the next 10 to 15 years, on top of the $7.5 billion already pumped into the area, (Singapore) National Development Minister Mah Bow Tan announced on Wednesday.
SOURCE: Strait Times – $1b boost to Marina Bay
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Houston Chronicle reports
Moving away from the concept of bars and cages, the Houston Zoo in September will break ground for a $50 million African Forest, a 6.5-acre exhibit……
Jim Brighton, a landscape architect with Seattle-based PJA Architects, the project’s designer, said the exhibit will tell stories about the African forest, not simply provide an opportunity to look at wild animals in captivity.
SOURCE: Houston Chronicle – Houston Zoo starting work on $50 million African Forest
Paul Lukez of Worldchanging has written an interesting article about Paris as the urban ideal and how it and then reviews the entries by various firms into Le Grand Pari de L’agglomération Parisienne…
The problem of city-making today is as much about making new cities as it is about transforming our existing metropolises, especially suburbs, and edge-city developments. The suburban metropolis is relatively young…
read the full article at the SOURCE: Worldchanging: Bright Green: Transforming Paris: “Le Grand Paris 2030” as a Post-Kyoto Metropolis
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Darren Quick writes at Gizmag
……..This shortage of land in many cities has unfortunately also led to a scarcity of natural vegetation in urban settings. We’ve looked at several vertical-farming concepts – dedicated buildings that provide space to grow crops in city centers – but a new architectural system from Vertical Landscapes (VL) seeks to invite nature back into our cities on a broader scale.
That is an excerpt read the full article at the SOURCE: Gizmag: Vertical Landscape – the only way is up
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