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

Call for water savings proposals for Australian towns and small cities

October 2, 2009,AEDT

The Australian Government is seeking proposals to develop and implement practical projects to help secure urban water supplies in Australian towns and cities with fewer than 50,000 people. “Funding under this program will support cities and towns with fewer than 50,000 people to improve the reliability, efficiency and sustainability of | Read More

Shortlisted Designs for the development of Queens Wharf

September 30, 2009,AEDT

The Winners for the Queens Wharf Competition in Auckland, New Zealand has been announced after thorough evaluation and assessment, five designs have been selected from the 237 original entries. The Finalists Design number 024 – Andrius Gedgaudas, Architect, Shanghai China. Design number 046 – Den Aitken, Pete Griffith and Hamish Foote, | Read More

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