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.”

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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]

How the west was renovated – smh.com.au

The Sydney Morning Herald reports

“Life in Sydney’s western suburbs is being transformed by the arrival of master planned estates, at least for those who can afford it, writes Michael Duffy.”

Read more of the 7 page special at the [SOURCE: How the west was renovated - National - smh.com.au].

Huge project transforms escarpment area

Centretown News Online reports

“A massive redevelopment of Centretown’s escarpment area – the neighbourhood situated between LeBreton Flats and downtown Ottawa – could mean future residents will inhabit a very different community in 25 years.”

read more @ the [SOURCE: Centretown News Online - Huge project transforms escarpment area].

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