Three months after opening the world’s second-tallest skyscraper, Shanghai is about to start construction of an even taller building – in the face of an economic slowdown and falling property prices. Construction on the 632-meter Shanghai Tower, expected to cost 14.8 billion yuan (US$2.17 billion), will begin in Pudong’s Lujiazui | Read More
Building Design reports on London Metropolitan University’s Architecture Research Unit has proposed one of three schemes chosen for the next stage in the development of South Korea’s enormous new reclaimed city of Saemangeum. to read more goto the [SOURCE: The Architecture Research Unit’s islands of possibility – Building Design].
The Standard(HK) reports that “Tenders for the design of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge will be invited on Monday, kick-starting the HK$40 billion project to be bankrolled by the three governments and topped up by bank loans. The project is among the 10 top infrastructure works which Chief Executive Donald Tsang | Read More
Guardian reports There are few more forbidding environments than the American jail system. But it appears that urban life in India may be worse. According to the latest Indian government figures, people in its cities have just 5.5 sq m (59 sq ft) per person – the minimum specified for | Read More
Two-thousand hikers helped Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau open Hong Kong’s 24th country park on Lantau Island today. The Lantau North (Extension) Country Park adds another 2,360 hectares to Hong Kong’s country park area. It brings Lantau Island’s total country park area to 10,000 hectares, or 70% of the | Read More
UNEP reports “Cities from Beijing to New Delhi are getting darker, glaciers in ranges like the Himalayas are melting faster and weather systems becoming more extreme, in part, due to the combined effects of man-made Atmospheric Brown Clouds (ABCs) and greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. These are among the conclusions | Read More
courier mail reports that “BRISBANE may have to sacrifice some middle-ring character suburbs to medium-density housing to achieve population targets, an academic says.Brisbane has to accommodate an extra 140,000 people over the next 20 years through what is known as infill development, or redeveloping areas with higher density.” read more | Read More
THE first Sichuan earthquake relic park opened today in Qingchuan County of Guangyuan City. The park covers nearly 50 square kilometers and includes five villages and one town, Chengdu Business Daily reported today. The area was the most heavily damaged by the May 12 earthquake that measured 8.0 on the | Read More
An interesting look at Urban Indian culture from Aakar Patel SOURCE: The News – Observations about the urban Indian.
India’s cities face many challenges, and one looms larger than the rest: How much will it cost to build our urban infrastructure? read more @ the SOURCE: livemint.com – Building urban India – Columnist –