“As chair of UCLA’s Department of Architecture and Urban Design, internationally acclaimed Japanese architect Hitoshi Abe has launched educational initiatives including a Laboratory for Cross-Cultural Studies.”
[SOURCE: UCLA International Institute – An Architect for the Next Generation]
Jessica Hume of The National Newspaper talks to Robert Egan Landscape Architect about Abu Dhabi.
The article starts with “After completing a waterfront development project in China, the landscape architect Robert Egan is now working on a project in Abu Dhabi which involves turning a downtown car park into a mixed-use public space. Also an abstract landscape painter, Egan sees the connection between the natural and built environments as one of the most important elements of design.”
read the full article at the SOURCE:The National Newspaper – A cityscape for all walks of life
Sydney Morning Herald reports that “SYDNEY will be reinvented as a high-density metropolis serviced by mass-transit subways under a transport blueprint being developed by senior state and federal government bureaucrats.
Powerful new legislation underpinning a proposed metro network costing $13 billion will enable transport and planning officials to reshape the inner suburbs of Sydney, paving the way for apartment towers as high as 15 storeys as well as large-scale retail and office blocks.”
read the full article @ the [SOURCE smh.com.au – Get ready: high-rise suburbs coming]
The GCC governments are planning to combat the effects of the global recession this year by ramping up public sector construction spending.
From Qatar to Saudi Arabia, governments are increasingly beginning to play a bigger role in projects.
[SOURCE: ArabianBusiness.com – GCC to ward off crisis through public spend – Construction & Industry ]
But planners say a mixed-use strategy that includes grit of industry is key to vibrant Toronto waterfront
[SOURCE: TheStar.com | GTA | Sugar plant worries ships will wake condo owners].