Urban infill projects are filling in the gaps in S.A.’s core

My San Antonio reports

“San Antonio has a vast selection of vintage houses in neighborhoods such as Monte Vista, Lavaca, Tobin Hill and Mahncke Park, presenting ample remodeling opportunities.

But some homes are in serious disrepair and some lots are vacant, making these center city areas prime for urban infill development, where new projects are built within existing neighborhoods.”

[SOURCE: My San Antonio – Urban infill projects are filling in the gaps in S.A’s core].

 

 


How New York can seize this golden infrastructure opportunity – New York Daily News

Sam Schwartz of New York Daily News reports

“This is a rare moment for New York City. We will have a President from a big city who gets it. He knows urban life is the most sustainable form of living, that good transportation is what keeps it healthy – and that big-ticket infrastructure investments can drive America’s economic revival.”

SOURCE: New York Daily News – How New York can seize this golden infrastructure opportunity.

MetroPac seeks to develop North Harbor – INQUIRER.net

A unit of Hong Kong-listed First Pacific Co. Ltd. said Friday it is in talks with the Philippine government and a partner to develop North Harbor, Manila’s busiest port.

SOURCE INQUIRER.netBusiness – MetroPac seeks to develop North Harbor


Urban densification: Creating space to live – CNN.com

CNN.com talks to Jonathan D. Solomon, Assistant Professor of Architecture at Hong Kong University about a concept known as “urban densification”

read CNN interview @ the [SOURCE: CNN.com – Urban densification: Creating space to live]

 


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Harbour masterplan bid to boost town

A MULTI-million-pound masterplan to revitalise Maryport harbour and the town has been launched.

International firm DTZ, responsible for the transformation of Whitehaven harbour, has been employed to create a 10 to 20-year programme of development to help turn Maryport around.

SOURCE: Times & Star.


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Urban growth sparks calls for better planning

Vietnam News reports

“Rapid urbanisation is changing the face of Viet Nam, but at the same time creating problems that need to be solved, according to the head of the Institute of Urban Research and Infrastructure Development, Pham Sy Liem.”

read more @ the [SOURCE: Viet Nam News].


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Walkable town a hit with residents

New Berlin is a new development on the edge of Milwaukee is mixed use walkable town centre. Residents of the current 100 units (possible 355 can be built) were drawn to the area as it is possible to walk to the shops, doctor, or walk to work in one of the commecial areas.

[SOURCE: Milwaukee Journal Sentinal]


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