Eco-towns should be built in urban areas and not in the countryside to stop them becoming “dormitory towns” where people have to drive somewhere else to work, town hall chiefs say.
Eco-towns should be built in urban areas, council chiefs claim
Eco-towns ‘should be built in urban areas’
A new report from the Local Government Association also warned that plans to create 10 eco-towns across the country were “significantly flawed” and risked creating “eco-slums” without proper urban planning.
SOURCE: Telegraph.co.uk – Build eco-towns in urban areas, not the countryside, say council chiefs
Macau’s urban planning should not only focus on gaming as it solely will not contribute a healthy and sustainable development in the region, said mainland experts at a conference in Macau yesterday.
The Research Centre for Sustainable Development Strategies organised the third expert conference yesterday at Wynn Macau where professional bodies and individuals from the mainland, Hong Kong and Macau were invited to discuss the “Macau Urban Planning Conceptual Framework”.
SOURCE: Macau Daily Times – Gaming should not be sole focus: urban planners.
China on Thursday passed a report on the relief work and reconstruction following the May 12 quake that devastated the southwest Sichuan and some neighboring provinces.
The country will spend three years to complete preliminary reconstruction and further develop the quake-hit region in the following five years, according to the plan.
Vice Premier Hui Liangyu said Wednesday 40 billion yuan (about 5.7 billion U.S. dollars) from the reconstruction fund would be dedicated to subsidize the rebuilding and repair of farmers’ homes.
SOURCE – Xinhua – China approves reports on quake relief work, reconstruction plan
NEW DELHI: Two new Schools of Planning and Architecture would come up in Bhopal and Vijayawada at a cost of over Rs 348 crore, with the government on Thursday giving its formal approval to the proposal.
SOURCE: Economic Times – Two new schools of architecture & planning to come up- Education-Services-News By Industry-News-The Economic Times.
The Best U.S. Cities, by Design
Architectural firm RMJM Hillier weighed sustainability, awards, and both expert and residents’ opinions in its list of top 10 U.S. cities for design
See the BUSINESS WEEK SLIDESHOW OF top 10 US DESIGN cities
SOURCE: Business Week – The Best U.S. Cities, by Design.