People’s Daily Online reports
“Work to rebuild Sichuan province’s Wolong Nature Reserve, which was destroyed in the massive May 12 earthquake last year, is expected to start later this month after an aid program gets a nod from the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government.
The epicenter of the 8-magnitude earthquake was just 30 km from Wolong. The disaster left a panda dead and another missing ever since.
The bureau has jointly developed a reconstruction plan with Peking University, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Beijing-based Turenscape Company.”
SOURCE: Quake-hit panda reserve awaits Hong Kong aid – People’s Daily Online
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The Augusta Chronicle reports
“The vision of the future Augusta and North Augusta sees hundreds of new houses along the Augusta Canal and a revitalized shopping district along Broad Street that links to a new riverfront baseball stadium.
The new Augusta Tomorrow urban core development plan released today……”
[SOURCE: The Augusta Chronicle – Urban development plan proposes $1.5 billion in projects]
The Boston Globe reports
“Teams of Boston middle school students presented their urban design plans and architectural ideas to Mayor Thomas M. Menino yesterday, Jones Lang LaSalle said.
“The presentation was the culmination of the seventh annual urban planning ideas competition that engages over 100 middle-schoolers each year,” Jones Lang LaSalle said in a press release.”
SOURCE: The Boston Globe – Students present urban vision – Daily Business Update
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Building Design reports
“Make could be forced to alter plans for the redevelopment of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club amid claims that the planned demolition of listed buildings on the site would be “very difficult to justify” under planning rules.
Tottenham Hotspur announced last November that Make, alongside landscape architect Martha Schwartz, would masterplan the 8ha site, while KSS designs the stadium.”
SOURCE: Building Design – Make under pressure to alter Tottenham masterplan
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The Smithsonian has announced the selection of six firms who will participate in a two-month design competition that will determine which one firm is asked to submit a formal proposal for the design of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture. The museum is scheduled to be constructed on a five-acre plot of land on Constitution Avenue between the Washington Monument and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
Devrouax & Purnell Architects/Planners, P.C, and Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects, LLP
Diller Scofidio + Renfro in association with KlingStubbins
Foster + Partners/URS joint venture
Freelon Adjaye Bond in association with SmithGroup
Moody Nolan Inc. in association with Antoine Predock Architect PC
Moshe Safdie and Associates Inc. in association with Sultan Campbell Britt & Associates
SOURCE: Media-Newswire.com & Smithsonian
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