New ‘Future Cities Laboratory’ for Singapore

March 29, 2010,AEST

ETH Zurich, a Swiss University and the National Research Foundation of Singapore have signed an agreement for the “Future Cities Laboratory”. This set the seal on the structure of the new platform for urban development in Singapore. In this project, | Read More

The new urban India

March 27, 2010,AEST

The Wall Street Journal has an interesting article – Re-Imagining a New Urban India (subscription) written by Jaydeep Mody and Divya Dwivedi. The article looks at how urbanisation and economic growth go hand in hand and require macro and integrate | Read More

Abandoned Jakarta monorail to be revived

February 18, 2010,AEST

The monorail project in Jakarta was abandoned by the developer in 2008 due to legal and financial difficulties, but now the Jakarta Post reports that the project is to be revived. The Jakarta Post article reports The project, along with | Read More

Bangalore students to cycle to school

November 24, 2009,AEST

Times of India reports A group of girls near the busy Old Airport Road in India’s tech hub Bangalore bicycle to school every day as a lifestyle statement – green transport is cool. Karnataka’s Transport Department is trying to spread | Read More

New sample designs for Sydney railway stations

November 18, 2009,AEST

Sydney Metro have released sample designs for Pyrmont and Rozelle metro stations are now online following a second successful design principles workshop. The three different visions for how the stations might look were developed during the workshop process, which was | Read More

UNStudio win Beijing Creative Zone competition

November 17, 2009,AEST

UNStudio has been awarded 1st prize in the recent competition for the masterplan of the Beijing River Creative Zone, located in Yanqing, 200km from Beijing. From the nine projects presented (Foster+Partners (UK), Zaha Hadid (UK), Atelier d’Architecture Christian de Portzamparc | Read More

Journeys to the East: Arthur Erikson & Japan

November 16, 2009,AEST

Date: 25 Nov 2009, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Location: Vancity Theatre, Vancouver International Film Centre The Arthur Erickson Conservancy (AEC) presents an illustrated lecture by Professor Michelangelo Sabatino, who, in the summer of 2009, retraced Arthur Erickson’s first journey | Read More

Asian cities are growing

November 3, 2009,AEST

A great editorial from The Nation from the Asian Network of Major Cities 21 Conference (ANMC21) being held in Bangkok. The editor writes about various issues including: As Asian countries enjoy economic growth, many face problems that come with too-rapid | Read More

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