Mega Cities not always the biggest polluters

January 26, 2011,AEDT

Mega-cities around the world such as New York, London, Los Angeles, Shanghai are often blamed for the high Green House Gas(GHG) emissions but a recent report released found that cities like Sydney(20.6), Calgary(17.7), Stuttgart(16.0), Denver (21.5), Rotterdam (29.8) CO2 equivalent (tCO2e) per capita where far higher than some of the | Read More

Creative Nature USC AAC Exhibition – Shanghai

July 13, 2010,AEDT

On July 10, I had the pleasure of attending the  forum and opening of the 2nd USC AAC Exhibition titled Creative Nature in Qingpu on the outskirts of Shanghai.  The forum was an interesting presentation & discussion by panelists on the topic of “The New Chinese Landscape”. Several panelists where | Read More

New Botanical Garden in Shanghai [VIDEO]

June 29, 2010,AEDT

In May 2010, a new botanical garden Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Park 上海辰山植物园 (Shanghai’s 2nd botanical garden) opened after 3 years of construction. The project was apart of improvement works by the government for the 2010 EXPO. The Botanic Park was designed by Christoph Valentien of  Valentien + Valentien  Landscape Architects and | Read More

The New Bund in Shanghai

April 19, 2010,AEDT

With only 12 days to the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai you have probably seen images of the new Expo site with its amazing pavilions. But there is more going on in Shanghai in the last 2-3 years than the construction of Expo. Last month the main promenade in Shanghai | Read More

KCAP wins Keqiao Water City competition in Shaoxing, China

April 6, 2010,AEDT

KCAP Architects & Planners has won the international competition to design a masterplan for Keqiao Water City in Shaoxing, China. The 45 ha site, which is currently occupied by redundant textile industry and residences, will be redeveloped for residential use with community functions and sport and commercial facilities in a | Read More

NBBJ and Chan Krieger Sieniewicz to merge

March 16, 2010,AEDT

NBBJ, a global architecture and design firm, and Chan Krieger Sieniewicz, internationally-known for urban design and architecture excellence, announced today a merger of the two firms that will create an integrated team of over 700 architects, landscape architects, urban designers, planners and interior designers. The Chan Krieger Sieniewicz team, including | Read More

City’s free bike service so popular adding 6,500 bikes

October 31, 2009,AEDT

Yesterday the Shanghai Daily reported that planners for Shanghai’s Minhang district plan to add 6,500 bikes over the next 5 years due to the popularity of the existing 3,500 free bike service. Since the service started 10,000 residents have applied for the service. The article also quoted Wu Zhongquan, a | Read More

5,000 shared bikes for High-Tech Park in Shanghai

September 6, 2009,AEDT

ZHANGJIANG High-Tech Park in Shanghai plans to make 5,000 rental bikes available by early-2010 to help workers in the park travel between the Metro Station and offices. The 150 bike rental stations will be positioned every 300 meters in the 25 square kilometer area. The project is to stated in | Read More

Expo Wetland to be used for toilet flushing

August 28, 2009,AEDT

A wetland park will be built by the City of Chengdu on the 2010 Expo site in Shanghai that will use soil and vegetation to purify site rain water that will be used toilet flushing. The wetland park wil be 2,680 square metres on the Puxi section (north)  and also | Read More

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