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Radical thinking is the path to sustainable urban living
INTRODUCING THE ALL-IN-ONE ‘POP-UP’ SOLUTION TO FLOODING, PARKING, GREEN SPACE SHORTAGE BY Zoe Phoon                                                                        ... Read more
MBPJ moves harshly against bike-sharing facility
Uproar is brewing over Petaling Jaya City Council’s (MBPJ) decision to seize more than 250 bicycles placed on the sidewalks and streets to promote a healthier living standards and a more eco-friendly transportation option. According to various reports by national dailies today, the bicycles were seized for causing obstruction... Read more
Still subdued… still “waiting and seeing”
KNIGHT FRANK REAL ESTATE REPORT REVEALS WE’RE NOT OUT OF THE WOODS YET, BUT THERE ARE SOME POSITIVES TO HOLD ON TO BY Chris Prasad The prolonged lull in the property market is now reaching a point of immense frustration for industry players. Investors are still suffering the jitters,... Read more
Sustainable, attractive housing for the most vulnerable
  FACING AFFORDABLE HOUSING WOES OF OUR OWN, FIND OUT HOW THIS DEVELOPER IN                AUSTIN, TEXAS, NAILED IT BY Zoe Phoon Either non-profit Foundation Communities has got something exactly right, or is doing something perfectly, or both. Of course, credit must also... Read more
BNM proposes central authority for affordable housing
The prolonged mismatch between the price of supplied property and the average affordability level of Malaysian citizens has prompted Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) to be more vocal about the issue in recent months. Having referred to the issue as “critical” late last year, it has subsequently made suggestions on... Read more
Lessons on how not to be victims of success
REDEVELOPMENT CAN REVIVE A LANDSCAPE, BUT THERE ARE IMPORTANT PITFALLS TO CONSIDER TOO   BY Zoe Phoon The High Line in New York City in the US is a 1.45-mile long public park built on a disused historical freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. Opened... Read more
How ‘loneliness’ is reshaping the future of residential space
BY Livian Lin Here’s a shocking statistic: The number of Americans who feel they have zero friends has tripled since 1985, with one in four now reporting they have no one to confide in. Loneliness has become an epidemic, and surveys suggest that in Europe, one in ten people... Read more
“High-rise Sickness”: Is there such a thing?
EXPERTS SAY SLIGHTLY SWAYING SKYSCRAPERS COULD TRIGGER MOTION SICKNESS, NAUSEA AND EVEN DEPRESSION BY Zoe Phoon A team of engineers, medics and physiologists from the Exeter and Bath universities in the United Kingdom are exploring claims that people experience motion sickness, tiredness, fatigue, depression, poor concentration and lack of... Read more
Of Malaysia’s inflation and interest rates
BY Zoe Phoon News of the country’s escalating inflation rate and resulting (potential) rise in interest rates has put the market on the edge of its seat. The media is alight with commentaries and perspectives as experts scramble to explain, or make sense of, the latest seismic movement in... Read more
EOT a tool against Abandoned Projects – Fact or Fallacy?
(Note: Below is an expanded perspective by HBA on the former KPKT minister’s statements defending the use and application of the EOT.) BY The National House Buyers Association The immediate past Minister of Urban Wellbeing, Housing & Local Government, YBhg Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan’s purported rationale for the... Read more