The new urban India

March 27, 2010,AEDT

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 planning. Jaydeep Mody writes Urban centers have the advantage of | Read More

Abandoned Jakarta monorail to be revived

February 18, 2010,AEDT

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 a new mass rapid transit (MRT) system and the revitalization | Read More

Bangalore students to cycle to school

November 24, 2009,AEDT

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 this lifestyle statement to reduce congestion in this jammed city. | Read More

New sample designs for Sydney railway stations

November 18, 2009,AEDT

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 held to develop draft design principles to guide future station | Read More

UNStudio win Beijing Creative Zone competition

November 17, 2009,AEDT

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 (FR), AS. Architecture-Studio (FR), Beijing Tsinghua Urban Planning &Design Institute | Read More

Journeys to the East: Arthur Erikson & Japan

November 16, 2009,AEDT

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 to Japan in 1961, revisiting the sites Erickson mentioned in | Read More

By 2018 China Will Pass U.S. As Preeminent Construction Market

November 16, 2009,AEDT

A report was recently released by Global Construction Perspectives and Oxford Economics titled Global Construction 2020 which gives a global forecast for the construction industry until 2020. Include in the report summary are some interesting insights into the coming decade of construction. Currently the global construction market is worth 7.5 | Read More

Asian cities are growing

November 3, 2009,AEDT

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 urbanisation. City dwellers in many Asian countries are increasingly suffering | Read More

A Plant Explorer Brings Asian Varieties to the West – washingtonpost.com

July 28, 2009,AEDT

Adrian Higgins of the washingtonpost.com has written a great article about Dan Hinkley a plant explorer travelling around Asia collecting plant species. Hinkley, 55, has spent two decades retracing the steps of such legendary plant explorers as Robert Fortune (1812-80), Jean Marie Delavay (1834-95), Armand David (1826-1900), Ernest “Chinese” Wilson | Read More

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