No red tapism, no partisan politics leading to uneven growth. For once, the city’s growth will be charted by professionals. The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has recruited young professionals from leading urban planning institutes in the country to prepare a roadmap for the city in the next 10 years. SOURCE: | Read More
Public parks within superblocks run by private developers can alleviate the lack of green public space and help urban revitalization, an expert said Friday. “The city administration needs to revitalize the city but doesn’t have the cash. So permitting private superblocks is a part of urban revitalization,” University of Indonesia | Read More
Chen Zhili, head of the Beijing Olympic Village, received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold award here on Wednesday presented by the U.S. Green Building Council. On behalf of the council, U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson honored the award to Chen, who is also vice president of | Read More
THE harmonisation of landscaping and the enhancing of street lighting are two essential aspects in environmental design that the Selangor state government can implement to help curb crime in residential areas, according to a Chinese association in Klang. Read more @ the SOURCE: the star online – Creating an environment | Read More
Caught in a blizzard of outdoor advertising, Kyiv seems to have turned into a slick commercial capital. But while some find the advertising blitzkrieg alluring and profitable, others are desperately trying to cut through the clutter. Read more @ the SOURCE: Kyiv Post – Uncontrolled outdoor advertising floods Ukrainian capital.
Christopher Hawthorne wrote an interesting article about the Olympic Architecture and was interesting to read about his conversation with Sasaki about the Beijng Olympic Green as follows: “I was put through to Dennis Pieprz, the president of the firm, who oversaw its work on the Green. After I asked him | Read More
Sustainable development of an urban area or territory depends heavily on its development plan. As in other countries, Viet Nam is working on establishing an urban structure plan for a period of 20-25 years which is divided into several stages. SOURCE: Viet Nam News.
The Phnom Penh Post reports that the new and improved parks are providing Phnom Penh residents some much-needed respite from the squeeze of the capital city’s increasingly cramped quarters. The Wat Botom, Hun Sen, Vimean Ekreach and Wat Phnom parks have all undergone makeovers and are drawing hoards of locals | Read More
The Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development has urged cities across the country to keep extra copies of local urban planning files in other localities to preserve data against emergencies and disasters. In the devastating May 12 earthquake in southwest China, such files in many regions, including Wenchuan, Beichuan and | Read More
An all-star group of international architects bidding for the chance to design a new urban center for the South Korean capital said Tuesday the vast site offered a rare chance to create a model for 21st century cities. Five top architecture firms behind many of the world’s recent iconic structures | Read More