Huge project transforms escarpment area

Centretown News Online reports

“A massive redevelopment of Centretown’s escarpment area – the neighbourhood situated between LeBreton Flats and downtown Ottawa – could mean future residents will inhabit a very different community in 25 years.”

read more @ the [SOURCE: Centretown News Online – Huge project transforms escarpment area].

Defying the shouts, city says full speed on Chatham Sq – downtown express

downtown express(New York) reports that 100 angry residents turned up to Public School 124 to voice their opposition to the the city’s proposed $50 million redesign of Chatham Square.

Read more and see the plans @ the [SOURCE: downtown express.com – Defying the shouts, city says full speed on Chatham Sq]

McDowell + Benedetti wins 9ha Uttoxeter masterplan scheme – Building

Building.co.uk  reports that “Architect McDowell + Benedetti has won the competition to masterplan a former JCB site in Staffordshire.”

SOURCE: Building.co.uk – McDowell + Benedetti wins 9ha Uttoxeter masterplan scheme

28b yuan more for transport infrastructure construction

“China’s central government will add 100 billion yuan ($14.51 billion) to key projects in the fourth quarter of this year, of which 28 billion yuan are allocated for railways, roads and airport infrastructure, said www.CRI.cn Wednesday”

[SOURCE: China Daily – 8b yuan more for transport infrastructure construction].

New transport system for Wales

A plan for better transport links across Wales, through road and rail, has been mapped out by the Deputy First Minister and Minister for Economy and Transport.

SOURCE: News Wales > Transport > New transport system for Wales.

Mayor unveils new push for downtown San Jose redevelopment – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury reports
“Already acting on last week’s pledge to invest in San Jose’s core, Mayor Chuck Reed is pushing a sweeping development plan for the northwestern edge of downtown. And the centerpiece would be a newly sweetened deal for an urban market in San Pedro Square sought by former Mayor Tom McEnery.”

SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News – Mayor unveils new push for downtown San Jose redevelopment –

Architect slams ‘dismal’ UK design – The Guardian

The Guardian reports

“Andres Duany flew in from America and yesterday unveiled a 64-point litany of mistakes made by British architects and planners over the last 50 years.

Duany is one of the original designers of Poundbury, the prince’s new town in Dorset, and said the leading lights of modernist architecture including Richard Rogers, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid and Peter Eisenman were “increasingly irrelevant”.”

SOURCE: The GuardianArchitect slams ‘dismal’ UK design

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