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Singapore - Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) Draft Master Plan 2013

Developed as an inter-agency effort, the Master Plan features a comprehensive and integrated planning approach that ensures our social and economic needs are...
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Eight Placemaking Principles for Innovation Districts

Eight Placemaking Principles for Innovation Districts | Urban Design _ Master Plan | Scoop.it
Through these eight placemaking principles, innovation districts can accelerate talent attraction, community, and identity.
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Place Capital: The Shared Wealth that Drives Thriving Communities - Project for Public Spaces

Place Capital: The Shared Wealth that Drives Thriving Communities - Project for Public Spaces | Urban Design _ Master Plan | Scoop.it
Investments in Place Capital grow the shared wealth fundamental to sustainable communities. The public places we most value, both in our communities and around the world, have this wealth and further attract its preservation and expansion.
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You Asked, We Answered: 6 Examples of What Makes a Great Public Space - Project for Public Spaces

You Asked, We Answered: 6 Examples of What Makes a Great Public Space - Project for Public Spaces | Urban Design _ Master Plan | Scoop.it
Do you know a great public space that deserves some recognition? Nominate your favorite place to be featured on our Great Public Spaces resource! We’d love to hear from you.
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How negative-gearing changes can bring life back to eerily quiet suburbs

How negative-gearing changes can bring life back to eerily quiet suburbs | Urban Design _ Master Plan | Scoop.it
Negative gearing produces an underutilisation of urban space, argues professor Kim Dovey. Curbing it could lead to revitalization.
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MONA to reimagine riverfront caravan park

MONA to reimagine riverfront caravan park | Urban Design _ Master Plan | Scoop.it
Hobart's MONA and Liminal Spaces Studio will transform a caravan park using prefab pods to offer inclusive accommodation.
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Bays Precinct: Australia's "silicon harbour"?

Bays Precinct: Australia's "silicon harbour"? | Urban Design _ Master Plan | Scoop.it
Around 95ha of land and 5.5km of waterfront will be transformed in Sydney's biggest urban project "since the 2000 Olympics."
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6 Ideas Every City Should Steal From Barcelona

6 Ideas Every City Should Steal From Barcelona | Urban Design _ Master Plan | Scoop.it
Barcelona's city-building remains
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Sheltering Chicago - Chicago: Past, Present, Future - Architectural Record

Sheltering Chicago - Chicago: Past, Present, Future - Architectural Record | Urban Design _ Master Plan | Scoop.it
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Substance, Style, and the Success of the 606

Substance, Style, and the Success of the 606 | Urban Design _ Master Plan | Scoop.it
The Bloomingdale Trail, the star attraction of the 606 in Chicago, has been compared to NYC's High Line. But with its restrained design and focus on high-use activity, it is nothing like it, and, in certain ways, it's even better.
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Self-Driving Buses Coming in 2016 to an Office Park in San Ramon, California

Self-Driving Buses Coming in 2016 to an Office Park in San Ramon, California | Urban Design _ Master Plan | Scoop.it
The self-driving future is coming sooner than you might have expected—to a suburban office park in California's Bay Area.
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South Australia introduces major planning overhaul

South Australia introduces major planning overhaul | Urban Design _ Master Plan | Scoop.it
South Australia's Minister for Planning and Deputy Premier John Rau tables the state's biggest planning reform in 25 years.
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Munich plans an 'autobahn for bikes'

Munich plans an 'autobahn for bikes' | Urban Design _ Master Plan | Scoop.it
City links: Brazilian post-it activism, Lithuanian hedgehog crossings and the ultimate burn in San Francisco feature in this week’s best city stories
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RBA says buyers will always pay a premium for inner-city housing

RBA says buyers will always pay a premium for inner-city housing | Urban Design _ Master Plan | Scoop.it
Releasing land and building new houses to meet pent-up demand won't necessarily bring prices down, according to an expert from the Reserve Bank of Australia.
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Valletta City Gate

Valletta City Gate | Urban Design _ Master Plan | Scoop.it
Renzo Piano Building Workshop Malta Sidebar: The Creative Process People/Products   The completion of Renzo Piano Building Workshop’s (RPBW) Valletta City Gate comes 30 years after the architect was first invited to remodel the main entrance to Malta’s walled capital. Controversial at the time, the project was abandoned but resurrected in 2008, to Piano’s surprise, with a governmental invitation to look again at the gateway, along with the commission to build the island’s first purpose-built parliament nearby. The work has benefited from its long gestation and . . .
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“Everything starts with wandering around, getting the sense of history or the way the sun touches the surface of stone,” Renzo Piano
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See Inside Daniel Libeskind’s New Apartment Complex in Milan

See Inside Daniel Libeskind’s New Apartment Complex in Milan | Urban Design _ Master Plan | Scoop.it
Daniel Libeskind is clearly enjoying la dolce vita in Milan. The New York-based architect moved to the city on a part-time basis after winning a 2004 competition for the master plan and development CityLife, a new residential and commercial district just outside of Milan’s historic city center. And at the Salone del Mobile this month, Libeskind introduced seven new products, ranging from a labyrinthine steel clock for Alessi to a Swarovski chess set. “Designing products is exactly the same as designing buildings, but without the headaches,” . . .
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Beyond Food: Community Gardens as Places of Connection and Empowerment - Project for Public Spaces

Beyond Food: Community Gardens as Places of Connection and Empowerment - Project for Public Spaces | Urban Design _ Master Plan | Scoop.it
With a long and contested history, urban gardens have become a symbol of community activism and empowerment, and they are part of a contemporary grassroots movement supporting environmental justice, collective action, and equitable access to nutrition and good health.
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Santiago Calatrava's PATH Station Quietly Opens

Santiago Calatrava's PATH Station Quietly Opens | Urban Design _ Master Plan | Scoop.it
Last week New York's $4 billion Transit Hub at the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan partially opened to the public devoid of any fanfare.
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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Cities

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Cities | Urban Design _ Master Plan | Scoop.it
Be Proactive. There’s much any city can do today. Even without sufficient budget or authorization from ‘senior levels’ of government, every city has a full menu of things that can be carried out immediately, generating positive momentum and goodwill. Business rewards the active entrepreneur, and the public desperately wants active cities. The rewards are great. Plan – Plan Right. All cities carry out master plans for their key services, long-term infrastructure needs, and land use planning. Befo
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Why self-driving cars won't replace mass transit

Why self-driving cars won't replace mass transit | Urban Design _ Master Plan | Scoop.it
Even if self-driving cars could replace mass transit, it would be a very bad thing.
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What A City Would Look Like If It Were Designed For Only Bikes (No Cars Allowed!)

What A City Would Look Like If It Were Designed For Only Bikes (No Cars Allowed!) | Urban Design _ Master Plan | Scoop.it
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Green Square density to exceed Hong Kong's

Green Square density to exceed Hong Kong's | Urban Design _ Master Plan | Scoop.it
Sydney's Green Square will be the most densely populated place in Australia by 2030, with 22,000 people per square km.
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Islamic State Destroys Historic Arch in Palmyra, Syria -- Architecture News: Digital Wire - Architectural Record

Islamic State Destroys Historic Arch in Palmyra, Syria -- Architecture News: Digital Wire - Architectural Record | Urban Design _ Master Plan | Scoop.it
Islamic State militants destroyed the historic Arch of Triumph in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, an antiquities official said. The bombing of the structure marks the latest archaeological site the terrorist group has destroyed. The arch was 1,800 years old and was an integral part of the Roman city. Syria's Directorate General for Antiquities and Museums confirmed the destruction, citing ...
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I worked on the Palmyra Revitalization Action Plan in 2008 for almost 2 years. It is an amazing city full of culture, history and diversity. It is absolutely heartbreaking to see how the city is suffering now. 

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Urban policy: could the federal government finally ‘get’ cities?

Urban policy: could the federal government finally ‘get’ cities? | Urban Design _ Master Plan | Scoop.it
RMIT Professor of Urban Policy Jago Dodson looks ahead at the policy challenges facing the Australia's federal government.
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PM Turnbull appoints new minister for cities

PM Turnbull appoints new minister for cities | Urban Design _ Master Plan | Scoop.it
Jamie Briggs appointed to the newly created role of Minister for Cities and the Built Environment.
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The Rise of Innovation Districts: A New Geography of Innovation in America

The Rise of Innovation Districts: A New Geography of Innovation in America | Urban Design _ Master Plan | Scoop.it
Innovation districts are geographic areas where leading-edge companies, research institutions, start-ups, and business incubators are located in dense proximity. Bruce Katz and Julie Wagner explain how these districts facilitate new connections and ideas, accelerate the commercialization of those ideas, and support metropolitan economies by growing jobs in ways that leverage their distinct economic position.
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