10 teams selected for Resilient by Design competition

October 4, 2017,AEDT

Resilient by Design recently announced the 10 design teams who will develop implementable projects that offer an imaginative and collaborative approach to resilience. Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge is a collaborative research and design project that brings together local residents, public officials and local, national and international experts | Read More

Hortus-Urbanism: A Horticultural Approach to Informal Districts in China | MAPS

September 26, 2017,AEDT

Hortus-Urbanism proposes a strategy to provide contemporary Chinese “Urban Villages” (Cheng Zhong Cun, 城中村) and their inhabitants with a green spatial infrastructure intended to reconnect them physically, environmentally and socially to their surroundings. Urban Villages are the byproduct of China’s rapid urbanization phenomena and despite their problems related to their | Read More

Design regulations against terrorism – a catalyst for change

August 23, 2017,AEDT

Over the last year there have been several terrorist incidents that have seen the loss of life in our cities and due to this acts we have seen governments have turned to security experts, police departments and intelligence experts to offer advice on how to make cities safer. This is | Read More

How to solve the crowding and the associated impact on National Parks

August 9, 2017,AEDT

Over recent periods there has been an increase in visitor numbers to National Parks in several countries including China, USA(+7.7% 2016), Canada(+7% 2011-2016), South Africa (6%). Seeing people enjoy the natural beauty and conservation areas is encouraging when we often hear about the disconnection of people from nature. The downside | Read More

Plans for the Sydney Fish Market revealed

June 26, 2017,AEDT

The New South Wales Government has just revealed plans for a $250 million dollar revamp of the iconic Sydney Fish Market in Blackwattle Bay. The redevelopment is part of UrbanGrowth NSW’s major transformation of the Bays Precinct which includes Rozelle Bay, Glebe Island and White Bay Power Station. ASPECT Studios, | Read More

Global Street Design Guide launched as a free download

May 17, 2017,AEDT

The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) and the Global Designing Cities Initiative recently announced the launch of the Global Street Design Guide as a globally accessible document that can be downloaded at no cost, allowing urban planners, designers and transportation practitioners in cities around the world to immediately implement | Read More

Sunqiao Urban Agricultural District | Shanghai, China | Sasaki

March 26, 2017,AEDT

Shanghai is home to nearly 24 million people. That’s a lot of mouths to feed. But over the last two decades, China has lost over 123,000 square kilometers of farmland to urbanization—a land area equivalent to nearly the entire state of Iowa. Of the arable land that remains, it is | Read More

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