Eco-towns: a design for life – Times Online

Eco-towns: a design for life
They could be the answer to our housing and carbon-footprint problems, so why are people opposed to new towns?

SOURCE: Eco-towns: a design for life – Times Online.

ArquitectonicaGEO Team Designs Landscape for New Miami Art Museum

ArquitectonicaGEO has been selected as the landscape architect for the new Miami Art Museum (MAM). According to
the Miami-based firm, the design team has brought to life a highly artistic and rigorous landscape image envisioned by Herzog & de Meuron and has added significant elements of sustainable design, native plants, and a program of public artwork.

The site is four acres of land in Museum Park (formerly called
Bicentennial Park), “a central element of the City of Miami’s master plan for the refurbishment and renovation of the Park and the revitalization of Miami’s downtown area,” according to museum officials.

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A rare chance to get the Sydney’s waterfront right – smh.com.au

Whether called Barangaroo, East Darling Harbour or the historically evocative Hungry Mile, the site is Sydney’s greatest opportunity in a century to rethink the relationship between the city and harbour.

Read more @ the SOURCE: smh.com.auA rare chance to get the city’s waterfront right 

Focus on medium-priced housing, says property consultancy – Thanh Nien Daily

Property company CB Richard Ellis Vietnam Thursday urged developers to shift the focus to smaller and more affordable apartments, saying end users are expected to make up the largest ratio of buyers this year.

“For now, speculators have left the market,” Nguyen Thai Nguyen, a deputy director at the Ho Chi Minh City-based unit of CB Richard Ellis Group Inc, said.

Read more @ the SOURCE: Vietnam latest news – Thanh Nien Daily.

Planning should ‘steer away from cars’ – The Dominion Post

We should be thinking about re-organising our cities, suburbs, and the way we live, to become less dependent on the car, an architect says.

To facilitate this, the vast sums currently spent on roads, water and drainage should instead be used to redevelop towns and cities so people can live more sustainably, Johann Bernhardt says.

Read more @ the SOURCE: Planning should ‘steer away from cars’ – Greenzone – environmental news – The Dominion Post.

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