Chinese park – A place where man improves on nature — Shanghai Daily | wå¥ — English Window to China New

The Shanghai Daily has written an extensive article on the parks in Shanghai.

“WESTERN park design harks back to concepts of paradise and unspoiled nature. Not so in China, a traditional “landscape society” that prefers to remodel Mother Nature, writes Nancy Zhang……”

SOURCE: Chinese park – A place where man improves on nature — Shanghai Daily

Leeds city centre 2020 masterplan revealed – Yorkshire Evening Post

It’s been a long time coming – but the city council has finally written out its vision for the heart of Leeds.

SOURCE: Yorkshire Evening Post – Leeds city centre 2020 masterplan revealed – .

Designs on Muslim market – thestar online

A Chinese businessman is convinced that Malaysia is his springboard into the vast market of the Middle East.

KNOWN as Jerry Ma by his Muslim friends and associates, Li Haihua is convinced that Malaysia is a firm springboard to venture into new investments in the country and also to expand his business to the Middle East.

read more @ the SOURCE: thestar.com.my – Designs on Muslim market.

UN-HABITAT: World Urban Forum 4 – Theme: Harmonious Urbanization: The Challenge of Balanced Territorial Development

“World Urban Forum 4 will be held in Nanjing, China on 03 – 06 November 2008

The World Urban Forum was established by the United Nations to examine one of the most pressing issues facing the world today: rapid urbanization and its impact on communities, cities, economies and policies. It is projected that in the next fifty years, two-thirds of humanity will be living in towns and cities. A major challenge is to minimize burgeoning poverty in cities, improve the urban poor’s access to basic facilities such as shelter, clean water and sanitation and achieve environment-friendly, sustainable urban growth and development.”

SOURCE: UN-HABITAT.:. World Urban Forum | Theme: Harmonious Urbanization: The Challenge of Balanced Territorial Development.

Breathing Buildings

Azure Magazine has published an interview by Paige Magarrey with Paul Kephart of Rena Creek about his work with architects Renzo Piano and William McDonough in creating living buildings.

read more @ the SOURCE: AZURE MAGAZINE

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