Hanoi flooding a construction lesson: official – Thanh Nien Daily

Hanoi authorities and urban planners often “ignore the infrastructure factor when approving the city’s urban projects” and floods due to heavy rains are the consequence.

The argument was made by Ngo Trung Hai, deputy head of the Institute for Urban and Rural Zoning under the Ministry of Construction.

SOURCE: Vietnam latest news – Thanh Nien Daily.

Re-imagining Cities: The Way Forward

Metropolis Magazine reports that “Part of the agenda at the Re-imagining Cities conference was to create a manifesto for urban design curriculum moving forward. To spark the conversation, a panel was held on Saturday morning titled “An Agenda for Urban Design Education.”

read more @ the SOURCE: Metropolis POV » Re-imagining Cities: The Way Forward.

Developer asks input of residents – Regional News – Charlotte Observer.com

“I’ve been doing this for seven years, and I’ve never seen it done like this,” said Heth Kendrick, a senior associate landscape architect for Land Design. “ … The developer wants this to be a marriage with the community and find out what folks want.”

SOURCE: CharlotteObserver.comDeveloper asks input of residents – Regional News |

China to have 1,700 km of urban rail lines by 2015 – Xinhua

“Urban rail transportation would play an increasingly important role in public transportation in Chinese cities, said an official.

Fifteen major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, have planned the construction of more than 60 urban rail lines recently, Liu Shijin, vice director of Development Research Center of the State Council, said at a forum on urbanization and rail transportation here on Friday.”

SOURCE: XinhuaChina to have 1,700 km of urban rail lines by 2015_

Rooftop garden growing along with costs

“Premier Campbell shows off new Vancouver Convention Centre’s unique rooftop garden Thursday: $883M centre originally budgetted at $495M” – The Province

SOURCE: The Province – Rooftop garden growing along with costs.

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