City planners like PATH skylights proposal – Toronto – National Post

Michael McKiernan, National Post reports “An urban design team has proposed bubble-like skylights for the downtown PATH system, hoping to bring natural light underground and help pedestrians both above and below ground to orient themselves”

[SOURCE: National Post – City planners like PATH skylights proposal]

Ou Ning to curate south China 2009 architecture biennale

After months of discussion and evaluation, the committee of Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture has selected Ou Ning as the chief curator for its third installment, due to be launched at the end of 2009 in Shenzhen and Hong Kong, the coastal city in the South China known as the forefront of China’s economic reform.

SOURCE: 2009 Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture

A Plan For The Future – Jamestown | Post-Journal

Kristen Johnson of the Post-Journal reports

“Help is on the way for Jamestown’s distressed neighborhoods.

By the end of this year, the city’s Strategic Planning and Partnership Commission hopes to hire a consultant to develop a five-year strategic plan that would include implementation measures to revitalize the city’s distressed neighborhoods.”

SOURCE: Jamestown -Post-JournalA Plan For The Future – News, Sports, Jobs, Community Information –

School of Architecture Receives $1 Million to Tackle Urbanization Challenges – The University of Texas

Prominent Dallas civic leaders Deedie and Rusty Rose have donated $1 million to the School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin to fund two endowments in urban planning.

[SOURCE: The University of Texas at AustinSchool of Architecture Receives $1 Million to Tackle Urbanization Challenges]

Get ready Sydney: high-rise suburbs coming – smh.com.au

Sydney Morning Herald reports that “SYDNEY will be reinvented as a high-density metropolis serviced by mass-transit subways under a transport blueprint being developed by senior state and federal government bureaucrats.

Powerful new legislation underpinning a proposed metro network costing $13 billion will enable transport and planning officials to reshape the inner suburbs of Sydney, paving the way for apartment towers as high as 15 storeys as well as large-scale retail and office blocks.”

read the full article @ the [SOURCE smh.com.auGet ready: high-rise suburbs coming]

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