“New street schemes which merge traffic and pedestrian areas could put blind people at risk, a charity has warned.”
SOURCE: BBC NEWS | UK | Scotland | Tayside and Central | Shared high streets ‘not safer’.
Read a great interview with Martha Fajardo by Kevin Gaughan of Land8lounge.com
“MARTHA CECILIA FAJARDO, Immediate Past-President of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA), received her Colombian Landscape Architect Master degree on Landscape Design at Sheffield University, England.”
SOURCE: Land8lounge.com – Martha Fajardo Interview
Elizabeth Farrelly(sydney morning herald) takes a sharp look at the developments in the project process and the international design competition that never eventuated and has now got an ex-Prime Minister gunning for a natural edge.
Read more @ the SOURCE: Sydney Morning Herald – What’s it to be: a flair mile or plunder down under? – Elizabeth Farrelly.
Close on the heels of Nakheel announcing a “more than one kilometre high tower”, Saudi Arabia has announced the launch of Kingdom Tower, which it termed will be at a minimum height of 1,000 metres.
It is claimed to be the world’s tallest tower and part of the Kingdom City project that is being built by Kingdom Holding Co.
SOURCE: Emirates Business 24/7 – Saudi comes up with a 1,000m tower plan.
“An association of architects has warned anew of the lack of a master plan in the design of cities, pointing to the common urban blight of traffic, drainage and sanitation.
Francis Hidalgo, vice president for operation of the Davao Chapter of the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP) said, “it’s very difficult to have a topsy-turvy construction that is not tied to a master plan.”
He said this was the mistake of Metro Manila “and even Davao City may be repeating the mistakes of Metro Manila.” “
read more @ the SOURCE: Business Mirror – Architects warn anew of topsy-turvy urban planning among cities.
Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Donald Tsang said Wednesday that the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) will set up a dedicated office to promote the development of creative industries.
Read more @ the SOURCE: Xinhua– Hong Kong to set up dedicated office to boost local creative industries_.