City squares miss urban life: expert – China Daily

Tan Yingzi of China Daily reports

While more and more Chinese cities are following Dalian’s example and building large city squares, urban planning experts warned Thursday that local governments must stop simply copying the Western style and look for more practical construction and local flavor.

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Slussen Project – Plans Prove Future of Stockhom Slussen Needn’t Be Cast in Concrete – NYTimes.com

NYTimes.com reports

“The five proposals in the competition, on view at stockholm.se/slussen, offer a snapshot of contemporary urban planning ideas. They include a breathtaking design by Jean Nouvel, a head-scratching proposal by Norman Foster and some intriguing work by younger talents who are still mostly unknown internationally.”

[SOURCE: NYTimes.com – Architecture Review – Slussen Project – Plans Prove Future of Stockhom Slussen Needn’t Be Cast in Concrete]

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