Urbanized: A Documentary Film needs funding

February 23, 2011,AEDT

Gary Hustwit, Director of Helvetica and Objectified is looking for financial backing for his new film Urbanized. We’ve already spent over a year and some substantial production costs making Urbanized, with over 100 people involved in the film thus far. We’re knee-deep in the editing process now with Helvetica editor | Read More

Planners: Break the mould and make Kolkata futuristic

February 3, 2011,AEDT

At the symposium for the 2035 Kolkata Metropolitan Area (KMA) perspective plan, an agenda was set for a more holistic development plan, decision makers and planning professionals from Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Kolkata urged KMDA to look at the planning process afresh and take a bold approach even if it | Read More

‘Urban’ doesn’t have to mean more dense: Beyond DC

February 3, 2011,AEDT

I just read J. Daniel Malouff  post about  how people can still live in higher density but aren’t getting the benefits of urban living at his blog Beyond DC .  I know this type of community is not just limited to Washington DC or the USA it’s happening all across the | Read More

LU vs NU – more fuel to the fire

February 2, 2011,AEDT

The Landscape Urbanism vs New Urbanism debate has been burning along for the last few months with LAND Reader – LU vs NU synopsis back in November. Leon Neyfakh of the Boston Globe has recently published Green Building that adds more fuel to the LU vs NU fire. Its an | Read More

China to create megacity with 42 million residents *UPDATE*

January 30, 2011,AEDT

*UPDATE* The report that Guangdong planned to create a megacity is ‘false’ according to Guangdong government officials. The plan is to strength the transport links and public services between the cities. The government under the formal ‘outline’ plan from 2008 will develop three economic circles Guangfozhao (Guangzhou, Foshan and Zhaoqing), | Read More

Tel Aviv University creates Lab to study Israel’s urban spaces

January 26, 2011,AEDT

The Laboratory for Contemporary Urban Design at Tel Aviv University has a weekly meeting to study the urban spaces to develop an overall picture of how spaces and neighborhoods develop. The group gathers information on the ground and interviews residents for a later group discussion. The Laboratory for Contemporary Urban | Read More

Mega Cities not always the biggest polluters

January 26, 2011,AEDT

Mega-cities around the world such as New York, London, Los Angeles, Shanghai are often blamed for the high Green House Gas(GHG) emissions but a recent report released found that cities like Sydney(20.6), Calgary(17.7), Stuttgart(16.0), Denver (21.5), Rotterdam (29.8) CO2 equivalent (tCO2e) per capita where far higher than some of the | Read More

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