Megalopolis Karachi still goes

Karachi, with a population of more than 18 million, is termed the world’s second largest ‘city proper’ – after Mumbai, India. In terms of civic facilities especially urban public transport, however, Karachi is still like an under-developed town.

SOURCE: The News.com.pk – Megalopolis Karachi still goes.

Second master plan – what’s next? city pulse

After 33 years, Chennai has got its second master plan, and much hope is placed on it to positively shape the metroplis. However, even before the plan could be implemented through a Government Order, an important railway link has been dropped and land uses are changed. The recent fire accident in T. Nagar is a reminder about the poor implementation of plan and rules. Will the new plan deliver what it promises and is the CMDA equipped to implement it?

read more @ the SOURCE: The Hindu :  Second master plan - what’s next? city pulse.

Star studded hotel plans – Shanghai Daily

CONSTRUCTION of the world’s second seven star hotel will begin in Sanya, Hainan Province this year with a budget of up to 2 billion yuan (US$292 million).

The 120-meter-high hotel is expected to open to the public in 2011. It will be managed by Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Inc, which manages 120 hotels in 23 countries and regions around the world, Beijing Times reported today.

SOURCE: Star studded hotel plans — Shanghai Daily

Young city sets space for heritage

Besides its iconic Bund, Shanghai has plans to preserve as much of its less than 100-year-old architectural and cultural heritage.

EVEN though Shanghai does not have much architectural heritage, the city is doing everything it can to preserve whatever is there.

read more @ the SOURCE: thestar.com.my – Young city sets space for heritage.

Stuckeman gives $20 million to architecture and landscape architecture

Pursuing a longtime quest to foster academic collaboration in the education of architects and landscape architects, a Penn State alumnus has committed $20 million to encourage even more cross-disciplinary learning opportunities for students in the two programs.

SOURCE: Penn State Live – Stuckeman gives $20 million to architecture and landscape architecture.

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