Defying the downturn, city builds even higher – Shanghai Daily

November 28, 2008,AEDT

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

The Architecture Research Unit’s islands of possibility – Building Design

November 28, 2008,AEDT

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].

Mega-bridge ready to roll – The Standard(HK)

November 28, 2008,AEDT

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

Lantau North Country Park opens (hong kong)

November 23, 2008,AEDT

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

Character suburbs may make way for medium density – The Courier-Mail

November 13, 2008,AEDT

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

Quake relic park opens in Sichuan – Shanghai Daily

November 12, 2008,AEDT

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

Building urban India – Columnist – livemint.com

October 23, 2008,AEDT

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 –

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