West Lake urban area scheme announced – Vietnam

April 10, 2008,AEDT

The Ha Noi Department of Planning and Architecture late last week announced details of the West Lake urban area project. The urban area, which has a total investment capital of US$314-mil in its first phase, will cover an area of more than 200ha and can accommodate around 20,000 people. The | Read More

Korea to help out with Hanoi’s new urban center

April 6, 2008,AEDT

Seoul, the capital of the Republic of Korea, will contribute 90 percent of the cost of mapping out a new urban center along Hanoi’s Hong (Red) River, the Hanoi Planning and Architecture Department said Saturday. After the project plan is drawn up, it will be submitted for approval to the | Read More

China’s Three Gorges Dam: An Environmental Catastrophe? – Scientific American

March 27, 2008,AEDT

For over three decades, the Chinese government has dismissed warnings from scientists and environmentalists that its Three Gorges Dam—the world’s largest—had the potential of becoming one of China’s biggest environmental nightmares. Read more @ China’s Three Gorges Dam: An Environmental Catastrophe? Source: Scientific American.

Bigger cities means more poverty says UN

March 21, 2008,AEDT

Urbanisation in the Asia-Pacific region has driven up poverty, says the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (Escap). The agency’s latest yearbook showed that with an increase in urbanisation and growth, urban poverty had also worsened. This year represented a turning point in human geography. For | Read More

The Chinese: from Yellow Peril to Green Peril?

March 11, 2008,AEDT

Daniel Ben-Ami writes a thought provocating essay on China that debunks some of the generalisations that we have read over the years about China and its disregard for the environment The possibility that China could become a fully industrialised and urbanised society, with living standards akin to those in the | Read More

Good Design is Good Business – May 23 2008

March 10, 2008,AEDT

BusinessWeek and Architectural Record will honor building and planning projects that are reshaping modern China at the second biannual “Good Design Is Good Business” China Awards in Shanghai on May 23, 2008. A jury of editors has selected 13 projects, as well as this year’s “Best Client,” innovative real-estate developer | Read More

IT to play bigger role in urban planning

March 9, 2008,AEDT

Information technologies will play a more significant role in the country’s property industry, speakers at a real estate summit said. During the Viet Nam Connected: Real Estate Summit 2008 organised by Cisco in HCM City last week, speakers said challenges facing urban planners – how to house a growing urban | Read More

Melbourne 2030 – no longer a true vision

March 4, 2008,AEDT

Victorian Premier John Brumby freed-up land today for 90,000 new homes in the councils of Wyndham, Melton, Hume, Whittlesea and Casey. The land will be zoned residential. The governments actions are as a result of research and calls from various social and government department research stating that this is a shortage | Read More

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