Hortus-Urbanism: A Horticultural Approach to Informal Districts in China | MAPS

September 26, 2017,AEDT

Hortus-Urbanism proposes a strategy to provide contemporary Chinese “Urban Villages” (Cheng Zhong Cun, 城中村) and their inhabitants with a green spatial infrastructure intended to reconnect them physically, environmentally and socially to their surroundings. Urban Villages are the byproduct of China’s rapid urbanization phenomena and despite their problems related to their | Read More

Radbahn | A journey from Zoo to Oberbaumbrücke in Berlin

July 4, 2017,AEDT

Radbahn will transform the forgotten space along Berlin’s famous U1 elevated subway line into a major urban thoroughfare and create a space for contemporary mobility, innovation and leisure. A journey from Zoo to Oberbaumbrücke Radbahn runs through a city that is constantly changing. It is therefore logical that a number | Read More

Global Street Design Guide launched as a free download

May 17, 2017,AEDT

The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) and the Global Designing Cities Initiative recently announced the launch of the Global Street Design Guide as a globally accessible document that can be downloaded at no cost, allowing urban planners, designers and transportation practitioners in cities around the world to immediately implement | Read More

PARK+ | Auckland, New Zealand | LandLAB

May 3, 2017,AEDT

LandLAB’s vision is to sensitively and adaptively re-use 254 Ponsonby Road’s existing structures and features to create a unique, hybrid open space and destination that captures the urbanity, spiritand sense of place of Ponsonby.     PARK+ weaves together the street (urban) and park (green) to re-program the site through the fluid | Read More

Orla Conde transformation of the centre of Rio de Janeiro

April 4, 2017,AEDT

The “Orla Conde” Project is part of the process of transformation and urban recharacterization of the port region and centre of Rio de Janeiro, deriving from Porto Maravilha’s urban operation, which embraces an area of 5 million square meters approximately. As described in this operation, the aim is to “Promote | Read More

US military site in Heidelberg will become future knowledge city by KCAP

March 31, 2017,AEDT

KCAP recently presented the development vision for the Patrick-Henry-Village (PHV) in Heidelberg, Germany. PHV is the largest conversion area in Heidelberg, set to become a model for the ‚knowledge city of tomorrow‘. Initiated by the International Architecture Exhibition (IBA) Heidelberg, thematic scenarios for the development and future use of the | Read More

Sunqiao Urban Agricultural District | Shanghai, China | Sasaki

March 26, 2017,AEDT

Shanghai is home to nearly 24 million people. That’s a lot of mouths to feed. But over the last two decades, China has lost over 123,000 square kilometers of farmland to urbanization—a land area equivalent to nearly the entire state of Iowa. Of the arable land that remains, it is | Read More

Rundle Mall Redevelopment | Adelaide, Australia | HASSELL

December 12, 2016,AEDT

For 40 years, Rundle Mall in Adelaide, South Australia, has been a place for people to shop, dine and gather with friends. The Adelaide City Council commissioned HASSELL and ARUP to revitalise this much-loved civic space, creating an exciting destination and prosperous city precinct. Stimulating community engagement and the local | Read More

Jaanila Country Masterplan | St. Petersburg Russia | KCAP + Felixx

October 24, 2016,AEDT

Jaanila Country is a new residential of 42 ha area for 9.000 new residents. Unlike many large-scale developments in Russia it will be based on creating a specific interaction between built environment and the landscape. The concept is rooted in a European town planning tradition of large parks amid residential | Read More

Floating Above a Freeway, Innovative New Park Celebrates Walkability in Atlanta

October 19, 2016,AEDT

Designed by ROGERS PARTNERS Architects+Urban Designers with Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, Buckhead Park Over GA400 is a new genre of urban infrastructure; built atop a highway, it strategically connects existing commercial/retail centers, mass-transit hubs, and potential development sites around an environmentally-responsible green core. Slicing through the heart of the | Read More

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