The £700m Quay to the future – Scotsman.com News

Scotsman reports

“A MARINA, five hotels, hundreds of flats and a new home for The Royal Yacht Britannia all feature in the latest plans for the regeneration of Leith Docks.
Forth Ports has today released the first detailed plans of a £700 million scheme, which will herald the largest expansion of Edinburgh for hundreds of years.”

[SOURCE: Scotsman.com News – The £700m Quay to the future]

Urban densification: Creating space to live – CNN.com

CNN.com talks to Jonathan D. Solomon, Assistant Professor of Architecture at Hong Kong University about a concept known as “urban densification”

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McDowell + Benedetti wins 9ha Uttoxeter masterplan scheme – Building

Building.co.uk  reports that “Architect McDowell + Benedetti has won the competition to masterplan a former JCB site in Staffordshire.”

SOURCE: Building.co.uk – McDowell + Benedetti wins 9ha Uttoxeter masterplan scheme

Demolition of Doha’s ‘business centre’ to start soon

Gulf Times (Qatar) reports that the development of Doha’s business centre that has been delayed since 2006 will start in January 2009. Once the area is finished being cleared in 2010 the land is suspected to be given to Demolition of Doha’s ‘business centre’ to start soonQatar Foundation

SOURCE: Gulf Times - Qatar’s top-selling English daily newspaper

Architect slams ‘dismal’ UK design – The Guardian

The Guardian reports

“Andres Duany flew in from America and yesterday unveiled a 64-point litany of mistakes made by British architects and planners over the last 50 years.

Duany is one of the original designers of Poundbury, the prince’s new town in Dorset, and said the leading lights of modernist architecture including Richard Rogers, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid and Peter Eisenman were “increasingly irrelevant”.”

SOURCE: The GuardianArchitect slams ‘dismal’ UK design

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