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9 December 2013 -
Mysterious China-themed ’city’ proposed in New York’s Catskills
U.S. immigration officials are considering a proposal from Chinese investors to create a multibillion-dollar development in New York’s Catskills called "China City" — raising concerns among critics about the potential cost to U.S. taxpayers and, according to one analyst, the possibility it could be a "stalking horse" for the Beijing government.
13 November 2013 -
KFCC revives film city plan
The long cherished dream of the Kannada film industry to have its own film city is back in circulation again with newly elected president of Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) H.D. Gangaraju taking initiative, to reclaim the land allocated for the purpose decades ago.
11 November 2013 -
Smart City in Vienna: Model Project Aspern
In conjunction with partners, Siemens is launching a large smart city project in Vienna, Austria. A living laboratory will be created in the next five years in the waterside district of Aspern, one of the largest urban development projects in Europe. Here power supply, building systems, intelligent power grids, and information and communication technologies will interact optimally.
11 November 2013 -
Site visit: Siemens Building, Masdar City
Siemens’ new headquarters at Masdar City is the first major building to be conceived, designed and built since the bursting of the property bubble. Michael Fahy pays a visit
21 October 2013 -
The housing crisis doesn’t just need new homes, it needs new towns
Political reputations are built in bricks and mortar. The post-war consensus decreed that Britons could and should hope to own their homes, and no prime minister, Conservative or Labour, wished to crush that aspiration.
14 October 2013 -
Housing crisis: We need new towns
The solution to the housing crisis is to make housing supply more responsive, or in economic terms, elastic. This means making it so that an increase in demand leads to more houses being constructed rather than higher prices.
8 October 2013 -
Construction work begins near Aberdeen on Scotland’s largest new town
Work has begun on what is being billed as Scotland’s largest new town. The Chapelton development will see 8000 new homes built five miles south of Aberdeen, with the first expected to be available in spring 2014.
Turning Forty In A New Town
I can manage all that
But I spend half my time looking over