Hanoi flooding a construction lesson: official – Thanh Nien Daily

Hanoi authorities and urban planners often “ignore the infrastructure factor when approving the city’s urban projects” and floods due to heavy rains are the consequence.

The argument was made by Ngo Trung Hai, deputy head of the Institute for Urban and Rural Zoning under the Ministry of Construction.

SOURCE: Vietnam latest news – Thanh Nien Daily.

More transit, fewer roads in city’s new master plan

Ottawa Citizen reports that “Hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of Ottawa road projects will be postponed until at least the middle of the next decade or even cancelled to pay for the city’s new mass-transit plan, if city council follows its own staff’s advice.”

SOURCE: Ottawa Citizen – More transit, fewer roads in city’s new master plan.

Re-imagining Cities: The Way Forward

Metropolis Magazine reports that “Part of the agenda at the Re-imagining Cities conference was to create a manifesto for urban design curriculum moving forward. To spark the conversation, a panel was held on Saturday morning titled “An Agenda for Urban Design Education.”

read more @ the SOURCE: Metropolis POV » Re-imagining Cities: The Way Forward.

Architects look to raise the roof with green docks plans – Scotsman.com News

VEGETABLE patches in the hallway and gardens on the rooftops are among the proposals being lined up for the redevelopment of Leith Docks.
The architects behind the framework for the massive development of the area want to introduce environmental aspects that will provide a “new way of living”.

SOURCE: Scotsman.com NewsArchitects look to raise the roof with green docks plans

Wind Turbine Goes Urban – Press-Telegram

But two Cal State Long Beach engineering

professors aim to fix that problem with their design for a high-efficiencyefficient turbine that can generate electricity from the much-slower wind speeds in urban areas.

The device, which professors Hamid Rahai and Hamid Hefazi recently patented, could use the wind energy along beaches, near freeways or on top of buildings, street lights or billboards to generate power for urban use.

SOURCE: Wind Turbine Goes Urban – Press-Telegram.

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