‘Superblocks add to green space’ – The Jakarta Post

August 16, 2008,AEDT

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

Environment-friendly Olympic Village granted LEED gold award-Xinhua

August 14, 2008,AEDT

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

Creating an environment to foil crimes

August 14, 2008,AEDT

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

Uncontrolled outdoor advertising floods Ukrainian capital

August 7, 2008,AEDT

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.

Sasaki and Olympic Green – LA TIMES

August 4, 2008,AEDT

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 urban development a necessity

July 14, 2008,AEDT

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.

New parks in the capital

July 13, 2008,AEDT

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

China quake prompts call for back-up copies of urban files-Xinhua

July 4, 2008,AEDT

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

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