Bertrams Park | Johannesburg | Newtown Landscape Architects

September 2, 2011,AEDT

BERTRAMS PARK, a small but highly significant park, in the dilapidated area of Bertrams, services a diverse community, particularly Bertrams Primary School which has no play or sporting facilities. Town Planning issues and approvals, as well as attempts to purchase additional stands, all delayed construction on the site. This resulted | Read More

Sowwah Island Central Park and Spanish Steps | Abu Dhabi UAE | MESA

July 25, 2011,AEDT

The design concept for the Central Park is based on a contemporary expression of classic urban design principles and archetypes. The park design will be a celebration of the Sowwah Island vision, seamlessly combing the infrastructure and cultural context of the Abu Dhabi 2030 plan, with a contemporary aesthetic complementing | Read More

The new urban India

March 27, 2010,AEDT

The Wall Street Journal has an interesting article – Re-Imagining a New Urban India (subscription) written by Jaydeep Mody and Divya Dwivedi. The article looks at how urbanisation and economic growth go hand in hand and require macro and integrate planning. Jaydeep Mody writes Urban centers have the advantage of | Read More

The State of Town Planning in Ghana

November 17, 2009,AEDT

Kwadwo (Kojo) Fordjour, AICP has written a great article published at Ghana Web which looks at the state of Town Planning in Ghana. Ghana has a population of 22 million with 385 towns and cities, however there is little planning and few universities offering courses in Town Planning. Kwadwo states | Read More

Firm principal returns from volunteer design charette in Nigeria

November 12, 2009,AEDT

NJ.com reports Ben Walmer, principal in the Somerville-based architectural firm, LiMN Architects, recently returned from rural Nigeria where he donated eight days of his time and professional expertise to help children and families step out of poverty The project scope includes a 12+ acre training center with a dormitory for | Read More

Mayor defends urban planning project

October 19, 2009,AEDT

Luanda – The Portuguese Mayor of Matosinho Chamber, Narciso Miranda Wednesdays in Luanda called for greater investments in planning of national urban centres, for demographically relief of the country’s capital, Luanda. According to him, the housing programme of the government, providing for one million houses by 2012, is ambitious and | Read More

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