Flawed urban planning in Bangalore impedes night life

October 21, 2009,AEST

Improper planning and undefined demarcations for business and residential areas in Bangalore is one of the main reasons that impedes the existence of a vibrant night life in the city, said Shankar Bidari, Police Commissioner, Bangalore. via Flawed urban planning | Read More

KunstlerCast – Jane Jacobs, Urban Thinker

October 9, 2009,AEST

Duncan Crary and James Howard Kunstler in their latest podcast have a conversation about Jane Jacobs, her theories, works and her impact on urban planning. The catalyst for the conversation was Planetizen’s poll about the Top 100 Urban Thinkers on | Read More

Urban farms springing up on rooftops

September 15, 2009,AEST

All across Manhattan urban farms are springing up across one of the densely built cities in the world. Urban Farms (community gardens) are nothing new but recently they are moving up onto the rooftops across the world as urbanites want | Read More

Can a rail line reinvigorate a city?

September 11, 2009,AEST

The people in Dallas are hoping that the new Green Line with 4 stations opening on Monday will reinvigorate areas of the city that have fallen into neglect. According to the Dallas News In South Dallas, there are ambitions for | Read More

Cross programming Urban Park in Singapore

August 28, 2009,AEST

Ong & Ong have proposed a new Urban Park design for City Square Mall at 17th Kitchener Road, Singapore. The site is  approximately 0.45 ha with few facilities besides the entry to the Mass Rapid Transit Station. Ong & Ong‘s | Read More

NASA launches ‘Sustainability Base’

August 26, 2009,AEST

Yesterday, NASA’s Ames Research Center held a ground breaking ceremony for its new ‘Sustainability Base’ – a high performance Platinum LEED Rated building in Moffett Field California. The building will feature near zero net energy consumption, use 90 percent less | Read More

Toyota uses LA & SF Interstates to launch Prius

August 20, 2009,AEST

“Harmony Floralscape” along the Pasadena Freeway (SR-110) (Credit: Toyota) Toyota has unveiled “Harmony Floralscape” along the Pasadena Freeway (SR-110), this is one of the nine oversized floral designs that will appear alongside California freeways in support of the ongoing launch | Read More

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