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
“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].
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.
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 –
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 Guardian – Architect slams ‘dismal’ UK design