SOM Wins Beijing CBD Competition

October 25, 2009,AEDT

The Chicago and China offices of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) were named the winner of an international design competition to expand the Beijing Central Business District (CBD). The competition was sponsored by the Chaoyang District Government and the Beijing CBD Administration Committee. Seven teams of the world’s leading urban | Read More

Stage 1 shortlist announced for Taipei Pop Music Center International Competition

October 23, 2009,AEDT

Announcement of Short-List Tenderers and Honorable Mentions (Stage One) The Short-list Tenderers(3 Entries) 1. Number: 43, Tenderer: Studio Gang Architects / Jeanne Gang Nationality: U.S.A. 2. Number: 45 Tenderer: Reiser + Umemoto RUR Architecture PC / Jesse Reiser Nationality: U.S.A 3. Number: 67, Tenderer: Daniel Gallagher (Office dA) Nationality: U.S.A | Read More

Singapore conserving biodiversity well: Expert

October 22, 2009,AEDT

asiaone reports SINGAPORE is taking a unique approach to conserving its biodiversity and is doing well, an expert said yesterday. Unlike many other countries, it makes its natural biodiversity accessible to the public through nature parks such as Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve and parks in urban areas, said Harvard physician | Read More

AUD $4.3 billion Regional Rail Link Contract Awarded in Victoria, Australia

October 21, 2009,AEDT

The $4.3 billion Regional Rail Link project has reached another major milestone with the appointment of Kellogg Brown and Root (KBR) and Arup to complete the final planning and geotechnical work before construction starts in 2010. “Regional Rail Link was Victoria’s highest priority project for action submitted to the Infrastructure | Read More

Growers’ markets taking root in inner Sydney

October 21, 2009,AEDT

Central Sydney(Newspaper) reports “The plan is to make Chippendale into an urban farm with food available where we live and work and even growing vines on otherwise hot empty walls,” Mr Mobbs said. Meanwhile, more than half the land used by Sydney’s market gardens is likely to disappear under developers | Read More

Flawed urban planning in Bangalore impedes night life

October 21, 2009,AEDT

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 impeding night life.

Former Indonesian President hopes for better urban planning

October 14, 2009,AEDT

According to the Jakarta Post, the former president of Indonesia BJ Habibie came out yesterday suggesting that urban planning laws were not enough and that urban planning requires better implementation. The Jakarta Post reported that Habibie said “Don’t assume that having a legal system is enough. It’s not. The main | Read More

Beijing CBD expansion plan to be chosen this year

October 13, 2009,AEDT

Beijing City government has placed seven alternative design for the Beijing CBD public display. Beginning yesterday they were opened for public comment as apart of a six-day CBD International Business Festival.  A plan will be selected by the end of this year for planning and implementation. The masterplans were submitted | Read More

Link urban and rural India

October 9, 2009,AEDT

Prakash Joshi of the The Times of India reports in Link urban and rural India, says Rahul “There is one India living in the urban areas, which is completely different from the one in rural India. We have to connect the two sothat the latter also enjoys the fruits of | Read More

City an ‘obese parody’

October 7, 2009,AEDT

The Age reports FEDERAL Labor MP Kelvin Thomson has savaged the Victorian Government’s handling of urban planning in a blistering newsletter to constituents. Mr Thomson said the State Government’s planning blueprint Melbourne 2030, which aimed to reduce urban sprawl, had failed badly. He attacked State Government plans to increase Melbourne’s | Read More

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