Aecom Proposes Own Vision for London City Region — Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

Interesting report, and unlike many recent reports relating to the Met Green Belt gets specific. In fact despite calling the London Green Belt ‘Toxic’ they propose most development in larger new towns of around 150,000 people at key nodes, although they propose quite a lot of these around MK and Oxford. The numbers suggest we […]

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creative cities | A blog by Evert Verhagen

creative cities | A blog by Evert Verhagen.

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Pursuing nonsprawling city growth with major brownfield redevelopment: the Sacramento Railyards | Kaid Benfield’s Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

Pursuing nonsprawling city growth with major brownfield redevelopment: the Sacramento Railyards | Kaid Benfield’s Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC.

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Originally posted on Reclaim Istanbul:
  My lecture on the political & urban transformation in the Middle East and limits to the ‘Turkish Model’. This was presented at the Integrated Urbanism Dialogues Conference, Stuttgart, Germany on December 2011. The audio quality improves after the third minutes.

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Originally posted on Reclaim Istanbul:
It is hard to keep the record of real-estate projects in Istanbul. Hundreds of  gated communities, high-rise residential towers, office buildings, shopping malls, and multi-use projects are mushrooming all around the city. The harsh competition among these projects for the limited number of ‘customers’ who can afford them paves the…

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New technology and EcoDensity | Sustainable Cities

New technology and EcoDensity | Sustainable Cities.

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Originally posted on Decisions, Decisions, Decisions:
Telegraph – here, here, and not just rural landscapes.  It is Britains distinct contribution to thinking about landscapes (rural and urban) to introduce the concept of the picturesque. Fiona Reynolds, Director General of the National Trust, agreed that countryside is more under threat than ever due to housing pressure. She called…

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Originally posted on Decisions, Decisions, Decisions:
The Middle East may have some of the most opulent and extravagant buildings in the world but it also has some of the latest construction standards in terms of fire safety, often ignored in the rush to build. The Villagio Qatar  Mall is a classic example of opulence, its Venetian themes gives it…

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