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”

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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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New office development opens in Paris

The first building within the Trapeze masterplan at Boulogne Billancourt, in the south-east of Paris – a seven-storey office development, designed by Foster + Partners – is now complete. The offices occupy a prime position within the mixed-use development and a transparent atrium maintains an important visual link between the river Seine on one side and a new park on the other.

[SOURCE: Foster + Partners]

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