Jakarta City calls for help to keep green space

September 3, 2009,AEDT

Jakarta City administrators seem to have thrown in the towel claiming that the 650 sq km city is to big to manage with too few city workers and audit team to manage and police development in the city. The city is asking the private sector to help manage buildings in | Read More

City planning to stop brain drain

September 1, 2009,AEDT

Changchun, Jilin China is planning a 12.5 sq km(4.82 sq m) Hi-Tech development Zone to stop the brain drain of its keen entrepreneurs and skilled workers to Shanghai and Beijing. Chanchun is currently planning to build the Changchun Northeast Innovation Center as apart of the Zone to support and encourage | Read More

Taipei to hold Internation Flora Expo in 2010

September 1, 2009,AEDT

Taipei, Taiwan will hold a International Gardening and Horticulture Expo from the Nov. 6, 2010 to April 25, 2011. The expo will showcase the indigenous vegetation and be a unique fusion of horticulture and technology. The Expo site is 91.8 hectacres with 14 pavillions and four areas featuring different themes. | Read More

Foster + Partners win masterpan for Incheon Free Economic Zone

August 31, 2009,AEDT

Foster + Partners, together with PHA and Mobility in Chain, has won an international competition to design the masterplan for the expansion of the Incheon Free Economic Zone, an extensive mixed-use scheme encompassing the islands of KangHwa and OnJin-gun, to the north west of Seoul. Conceived as a self-sufficient, sustainable | Read More

Glenn Murcutt speaks out about Newcastle University

August 14, 2009,AEDT

Glenn Murcutt, the Pritzker prize-winning architect has spoken out about the new and revised architecture and landscape architecture at Newcastle University. Murcutt, particlarly points out that he is amazed at the cutting down of trees and the change in plant material used on the site. He goes on to online | Read More

Melbourne suburbs feeling the squeeze

August 14, 2009,AEDT

Melbourne’s established suburbs will require 316,000 new dwellings over the next 20 years in a forecast released by the Government of Victoria. In order to determine a more accurate assessment the government has ordered 31 municialities to make “capacity assessments”. For more information read the article at The Age – | Read More

Wetland plan gathers dust – Times of India

August 13, 2009,AEDT

The Times of India report The Bidhannagar Municipality had last year proposed that the state tourism department develop the 20-sqkm wetland area almost twice the size of Salt Lake falling under its jurisdiction as an eco-tourism centre. However, no initiative has been taken since then to take the plan forward. The | Read More

Waters Edge re-defines city architecture

August 12, 2009,AEDT

Queensland Business Review reports A new development in Brisbane’s West End is set to draw inspiration from the river city, with nearly an acre of waterscape and open subtropical gardens. Upon completion, Waters Edge will comprise two, eight-story residential buildings, surrounded by 4,000sqm of water-scaped grounds. Landscape architecture firm EDAW | Read More

Leighton awarded expansion of Brisbane’s busway network

August 11, 2009,AEDT

Leighton Contractors, in an alliance with the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, SKM and AECOM, has been awarded a combined $282 million contract to deliver the Eastern Busway – Buranda to Main Avenue to expand Brisbane’s unique busway network. The Eastern Busway Alliance will design and construct the 1.05 kilometre | Read More

Taipei Pop Music Center International Design Competition

August 6, 2009,AEDT

CLICK FOR UPDATE OF STAGE 1 SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED ON 23RD OCTOBER 2009 To encourage pop music creation, patronage performing talents and teams, integrate relevant peripheral industrial development, the R.O.C. plans to build a large pop music performing center in northern Taiwan with outdoor performing plaza and relevant measures. It is | Read More

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