Atlanta a poor choice for real estate investing, report says | ajc.com

AJC.com reports that “the construction activity in Buckhead is “goofy.”

That description comes not from a disgruntled neighbor but the Urban Land Institute, a national organization of developers, many of whom are in Atlanta.

Buckhead absorbs less than 500,000 square feet of office space annually, but more than 2 million square feet is under construction, the report said.

ULI presented its annual Emerging Trends in Real Estate Report on Tuesday and once again Atlanta is portrayed as overbuilt and not a particularly attractive place to invest.”

SOURCE: ajc.com – Atlanta a poor choice for real estate investing, report says | ajc.com.

Re-imagining Cities: The Way Forward

Metropolis Magazine reports that “Part of the agenda at the Re-imagining Cities conference was to create a manifesto for urban design curriculum moving forward. To spark the conversation, a panel was held on Saturday morning titled “An Agenda for Urban Design Education.”

read more @ the SOURCE: Metropolis POV » Re-imagining Cities: The Way Forward.

Developer asks input of residents – Regional News – Charlotte Observer.com

“I’ve been doing this for seven years, and I’ve never seen it done like this,” said Heth Kendrick, a senior associate landscape architect for Land Design. “ … The developer wants this to be a marriage with the community and find out what folks want.”

SOURCE: CharlotteObserver.comDeveloper asks input of residents – Regional News |

China to have 1,700 km of urban rail lines by 2015 – Xinhua

“Urban rail transportation would play an increasingly important role in public transportation in Chinese cities, said an official.

Fifteen major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, have planned the construction of more than 60 urban rail lines recently, Liu Shijin, vice director of Development Research Center of the State Council, said at a forum on urbanization and rail transportation here on Friday.”

SOURCE: XinhuaChina to have 1,700 km of urban rail lines by 2015_

Award-winning Nanjing to spend $4b on new housing

“Nanjing will spend another 30 billion yuan ($4.41 billion) to renovate 3 million sq m of dilapidated residential areas before the end of 2010, a government spokesman said yesterday.

The measures were announced after Nanjing won the top UN Habitat award at the ongoing World Urban Forum in the city.”

SOURCE: Chinadaily – Award-winning Nanjing to spend $4b on new housing.

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