Wetlands remains a white elephant despite massive upgrade

August 5, 2009,AEDT

TheStarOnline (malaysia) reports MORE needs to be done to keep the Paya Indah Wetlands Sanctuary in Dengkil appealing and meet its objective of being a tourist attraction. The relaunches are not having the desired effect of drawing the crowd. The park has opened and closed on three occasions since the | Read More

$1b boost to Marina Bay – Strait Times

July 29, 2009,AEDT

Marina Bay, Singapore – Image Source: Flickr – monstermunch99 Strait Times reports TO SUPPORT the future growth of Marina Bay, the government will invest another $1 billion in infrastructure works over the next 10 to 15 years, on top of the $7.5 billion already pumped into the area, (Singapore) National | Read More

Park to commemorate Paralympics launched – Malaysia

July 28, 2009,AEDT

TheStar.com.my reports A 4.9ha park to commemorate the Paralympic Games has been set up in Bukit Jalil with the planting of 2,000 trees. Each tree will represent a medal up for grabs at the 5th Asean Paralympics to be hosted by Malaysia from Aug 15 to 19…….. read the full | Read More

14 firms shortlisted for city makeover – Times of India

July 27, 2009,AEDT

Ashley D’Mello of Times of India reprots MUMBAI: The dream to re-mould the city and its surroundings into a cleaner, greener and a hi-tech metropolis is firming up with the state shortlisting 14 international firms out of 39 that had expressed interest in the project. Among the consultants shortlisted are | Read More

City squares miss urban life: expert – China Daily

July 27, 2009,AEDT

Tan Yingzi of China Daily reports While more and more Chinese cities are following Dalian’s example and building large city squares, urban planning experts warned Thursday that local governments must stop simply copying the Western style and look for more practical construction and local flavor. read the full article at | Read More

UNStudio presents Raffles City, Hangzhou

July 24, 2009,AEDT

UNStudio’s mixed-use Raffles City development is located near the Qiangtan River in Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province, located 180 kilometres southwest of Shanghai. With a city population of 1.69 million, Hangzhou is one of the most renowned and prosperous cities in China and is well known for its beautiful natural | Read More

West Kowloon Cultural District concept consultants named

July 21, 2009,AEDT

The West Kowloon Cultural district was a design competition won by a team led by Foster & Partners was announced in February 2002. The winning design was shelved in 2006 over concerns of funding and development. Since then three advisory groups have been in charge of the project. EOI tenders | Read More

Rebuilding cities – Down To Earth magazine

July 21, 2009,AEDT

Down To Earth magazine has published a great article by Yogesh Saaji & Jonathan Smulian (Wallace Roberts and Todd) about the urban renewal in Indian cities: Contrasts in living standards in India make it imperative that urban planning ensures equitable distribution of employment avenues, housing and basic infrastructure. Affordable transport | Read More

The National Stadium Beijing wins RIBA Lubetkin Prize 2009

July 20, 2009,AEDT

The RIBA Lubetkin Prize 2009 winner is The National Stadium Beijing by Herzog & de Meuron with China Architectural Design & Research Group and Arup Sport for National Stadium Company. The National Stadium in Beijing – nicknamed ‘the bird’s nest’ – by Herzog & de Meuron, with the China Architectural | Read More

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