As Greater Western Sydney burgeons, the need for skilled urban planners is mushrooming.
The University of Western Sydney (UWS) is launching a new Bachelor of Social Science/ Master of Urban Management and Planning degree.
Improper planning and undefined demarcations for business and residential areas in Bangalore is one of the main reasons that impedes the existence of a vibrant night life in the city, said Shankar Bidari, Police Commissioner, Bangalore.
via Flawed urban planning impeding night life.
Luanda – The Portuguese Mayor of Matosinho Chamber, Narciso Miranda Wednesdays in Luanda called for greater investments in planning of national urban centres, for demographically relief of the country’s capital, Luanda.
According to him, the housing programme of the government, providing for one million houses by 2012, is ambitious and the results will be positive if the issue related to the planning, quality and execution are cautioned.
SOURCE: Angola Press – National Reconstruction – Mayor defends urban planning project.
According to the Jakarta Post, the former president of Indonesia BJ Habibie came out yesterday suggesting that urban planning laws were not enough and that urban planning requires better implementation.
The Jakarta Post reported that Habibie said
“Don’t assume that having a legal system is enough. It’s not. The main thing is implementation,” he said.
“Humans are the ones who created problems and humans are the ones who have to be able to solve the problems and nobody else,” he said.
The Jakarta Post also went on to report that
Indonesia has law on spatial planning but implementation has been poor. The capital city of Jakarta for example has only around 9.6 percent of open green areas, which is far from what the regulated 30 percent.
Read the full article at the SOURCE: Jakarta Post – Implementation crucial for urban planning: Habibie