Architects warn anew of topsy-turvy urban planning among cities

“An association of architects has warned anew of the lack of a master plan in the design of cities, pointing to the common urban blight of traffic, drainage and sanitation.

Francis Hidalgo, vice president for operation of the Davao Chapter of the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP) said, “it’s very difficult to have a topsy-turvy construction that is not tied to a master plan.”

He said this was the mistake of Metro Manila “and even Davao City may be repeating the mistakes of Metro Manila.” “

read more @ the SOURCE: Business Mirror – Architects warn anew of topsy-turvy urban planning among cities.

Will China maintain the green lessons learned from the Olympics

Newsweek looks at some of the lgreen essons learned by China during the Olympics and how it may keep some of temporary restrictions to improve the environment.

Read more @ Keeping It Green | Newsweek International | Newsweek.com.

Companies moving inland from coastal region

China Daily gives an insight into the companies moving inland from the Shanghai and surrounding coastal cities – higher land, construction and labour costs.

“A changing industrial landscape is unfolding in China’s most prosperous coastal region…….

read more @ the SOURCE: China Daily Companies moving inland from coastal region
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Experts will now chart city’s roadmap-Ahmedabad-Cities-The Times of India

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: The Times of IndiaExperts will now chart city’s roadmap-Ahmedabad-Cities-

‘Superblocks add to green space’ – The Jakarta Post

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 economist Faisal Basri said at the launch of Podomoro City, a superblock in Tanjung Duren, West Jakarta.

SOURCE: The Jakarta Post – ‘Superblocks add to green space’.

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