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.
“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.com – Developer asks input of residents – Regional News |
“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: Xinhua – China to have 1,700 km of urban rail lines by 2015_
“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.
Paul Farmer, chief executive officer of the American Planning Association, once summarized his planning concept as “honor history, celebrate the present, and choose the future.”
In reality, especially at the current development stage in China, we seem to have too many “celebrations” of the present at the expense of historical heritage and future generations’ well-being.
SOURCE: Xinhua – It’s time to rethink ideas on urban planning