Rabindra Sarobar | Kolkata India

December 19, 2011,AEDT

The design was a public service project to demonstrate a pilot landscape initiative on a small part of otherwise, a large lake named Rabindra Sarobar at Kolkata, India. The lake plaza was designed for an area spanning about 25,000 sq. mts. as a pilot project, which had to be further | Read More

Improving Superblocks in cities through Redevelopment

January 20, 2011,AEDT

Superblocks have their advantages – internal circulation is pedestrian friendly but also disadvantages – long distances between blocks and sometimes impervious as they become more private rather than public space. Recently Under One Roof posted an interesting read about how development of superblocks can improve cities. Read more at [Under | Read More

Can a rail line reinvigorate a city?

September 11, 2009,AEDT

The people in Dallas are hoping that the new Green Line with 4 stations opening on Monday will reinvigorate areas of the city that have fallen into neglect. According to the Dallas News In South Dallas, there are ambitions for transforming the neighborhood – historically the home of many of | Read More

America’s urban parks renewal

September 7, 2009,AEDT

Neal Peirce of the Seattle Times has written an op-ed piece about the reawakening of America’s urban parks stating that if there were ever a bonanza decade for America’s parks, this is surely it. Add stunning new parks in Boston, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Denver and Santa Fe, plus the success of | Read More

Urban renewal gets more funds – The Times of India

February 17, 2009,AEDT

The Times of India reports “With rapid urbanisation going hand in hand with crumbling infrastructure in towns and cities, finance minister Pranab Mukherjee raised theallocation for the government’s flagship programme — Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission — to Rs 11,842 crore from Rs 10,447.98 crore in 2008-09. The government has | Read More