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Developers are finally taking interest in South L.A. Will Measure S kill those dreams?
Los Angeles Times • Angel Jennings, Matt Stevens
Council planners like me could solve the housing crisis - if ministers let us
The Guardian • Rob Krzyszowski
montemurro aguiar’s concrete bank mediates between historic swiss town & industrial context
designboom • Philip Stevens I. Designboom
WE Architecture’s Winning Proposal Combines Green Space with Social Housing in Aarhus
ArchDaily • Osman Bari
A year late, Eastons roadmap for the future is complete
Daily News - Breaking U.S. News Headlines
ASIA'S FUTURE CITIES: A fight for the sunset as opposition surrounds Manila Bay project
Channel NewsAsia World News • Jack Board
Drug Gangs Take Back Control of Favelas in Rio
RIA Novosti
Trump-style revolt brewing in Canada, says think-tank head
Xinhua • Evan Duggan
Market Urbanism MUsings February 24, 2017
Market Urbanism • Adam Hengels
NA House / Architect Oshir Asaban
ArchDaily • Cristobal Rojas
 
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Urban Design
Developers are finally taking interest in South L.A. Will Measure S kill those dreams?
Los Angeles TimesAngel Jennings, Matt Stevens
For decades, residents of South L.A. felt as though the development boom reshaping parts of Los Angeles was passing them by. As developers erected looming towers in places such as downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood and the Westside, they largely avoided building on...
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Urban Design
Council planners like me could solve the housing crisis - if ministers let us
The GuardianRob Krzyszowski
Apart from fans of the Jam’s track The Planner’s Dream Goes Wrong, most people only encounter town planners when they want to build a house extension or object to a neighbour’s plans. Another breed of town planner is an even rarer sight....
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Construction, Urban Design
montemurro aguiar’s concrete bank mediates between historic swiss town & industrial context
designboomPhilip Stevens I. Designboom
montemurro aguiar's concrete bank mediates between historic swiss town & industrial context in switzerland, montemurro aguiar architetti has completed the new headquarters of raiffeisen, an international bank. located in stabio, a small town near the italian border, the concrete structure responds to...
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Construction, Real Estate
WE Architecture’s Winning Proposal Combines Green Space with Social Housing in Aarhus
ArchDailyOsman Bari
A competition for a new social housing complex in Aarhus, Denmark, has been won by WE Architecture, in collaboration with local practice JWH Arkitekter and commissioned by Ringgaarden, a Danish housing organization. Titled “Saltholmsgade”, the winning proposal is a reinterpretation of Aarhus’...
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Urban Design
A year late, Eastons roadmap for the future is complete
Daily News - Breaking U.S. News Headlines
The plan provides a roadmap through 2035 on city growth and the use of its resources. The plan submitted in January 2016 by New York-based Urban Matrix failed to address traffic and stormwater management issues, according to Councilman Roger Ruggles. He said...
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ASIA'S FUTURE CITIES: A fight for the sunset as opposition surrounds Manila Bay project
Channel NewsAsia World NewsJack Board
MANILA: Watching a red sun dip below the horizon on Manila Bay is something special for many Filipinos. Amid a fast-developing city, it is a point of nostalgia. It embodies memory and remains a daily reflection of warmth. But the future view...
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Urban Design
Drug Gangs Take Back Control of Favelas in Rio
RIA Novosti
Renata, a resident of a favela (a slum, or low-income urban area) called Rocinha, said that police have turned a blind eye to illegal activity, telling CBC News, "Police used to patrol the streets, but they don't anymore. They stick to the...
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Labor Policy, Real Estate
Trump-style revolt brewing in Canada, says think-tank head
XinhuaEvan Duggan
VANCOUVER, Feb. 24 () -- The leader of a Canadian national think tank says the same socioeconomic troubles that led to the Donald Trump presidency in the United States also exist in Canada, and could lead to a similar populist uprising north...
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Real Estate, Real Property Law
Market Urbanism MUsings February 24, 2017
Market UrbanismAdam Hengels
1. This week at : Four Warnings For Los Angeles On Measures S I’m not going to rehash arguments for or against the measure. Instead, I’m going to offer several warnings based on the experience of Davis, CA, which passed its own...
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Real Estate, Strategic & Project Management
NA House / Architect Oshir Asaban
ArchDailyCristobal Rojas
From the architect. The project deals with the redesign of an apartment in an old building from the 70s in Ramat Gan. Planning and design is inspired by urban apartments. From the 50s, with monochromatic colors do not become outdated and create...
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