No red tapism, no partisan politics leading to uneven growth. For once, the city’s growth will be charted by professionals. The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has recruited young professionals from leading urban planning institutes in the country to prepare a roadmap for the city in the next 10 years.
SOURCE: The Times of India – Experts will now chart city’s roadmap-Ahmedabad-Cities-
California lawmakers passed a bill aimed preventing urban sprawl and improve public transportation.
Read more @ the SOURCE: California Seeks to Curb Sprawl – WSJ.com.
Kironde offers a column on Tanzania’s rapid urbanisation and how past development was undertaken and what the future holds.
SOURCE: Tanzania Standard Newspapers
Bridge – A French firm has won the top prize for “unique architectural ideas” to develop three landmark areas in the proposed Thu Thiem New Urban Area in Ho Chi Minh City.
Deso Company was followed by Hagel Company (Switzerland) and Edaw Company (Hong Kong) in second and third places for designs to develop the center square, a riverside park, and a bridge over the Sai Gon River to District 7.
SOURCE: VietNamNet – French firm wins design contest for new HCMC urban area.
Landscape Institute Conferences
Housing, Land Use & Community
London 9 & 10 October 2008
The government has made a commitment to building three million new homes by 2020; the challenge of climate change and the demands on land for the provision of food, energy supply, leisure and housing are all at the top of the public agenda.
The Landscape Institute’s Annual Conference addresses the key issues facing landscape architects, planners, architects and policy makers.
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SOURCE: Landscape Institute Conferences – Housing, Land Use and Community.