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Cities the next frontier for climate investments
IFC REPORT IDENTIFIES US$20 TRILLION IN CLIMATE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN ASIA BY 2030 BY Zoe Phoon With about 1.2 billion more people expected to live in Asian cities in 35 years, the cities have the potential to attract more than US$20 trillion in climate-related investments in six key sectors... Read more
New ‘work, play, invest’ environs sprouting worldwide
HOW SMART CITIES AND LIVING LABS STACK UP BY Zoe Phoon (Note to reader: The following article is a follow up to an earlier story entitled Cyberjaya in for exciting times as smart-city model) The wave of creativity and innovation to transform urban areas and improve quality of life has... Read more
Robotic lifts will park cars in a not-too-distant tomorrow
TRANSITIONING BUILDING DESIGNS TO FIT A FUTURE OF COMPACT DRIVERLESS CARS BY Zoe Phoon The world is changing… whether we like it to or not. Architects in the United States are already working with clients to restrategise the design of parking garages so that these can be converted to... Read more
Dutch city lights the way towards ‘multimodal’ living
  WORLD’S LARGEST BICYCLE PARKING LOT OPENS IN ULTRECHT BY Zoe Phoon While in some parts of Malaysia, city councils are struggling to grasp, understand and integrate our changing perspectives on public transportation (read here for more on that), elsewhere in the world giant strides are being made towards... Read more
West Kowloon Terminus takes shape after years of delay
TERMINUS TO FUNCTION MORE LIKE AN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT THAN A RAIL STATION BY Zoe Phoon The 380,000sq m multi-storey high speed rail (HSR) terminus station looks awe-inspiring and it will probably be the world’s largest below ground terminus. It’s designed by Andrew Bromberg at Aedas, a leading global architecture... Read more
Seoul, the city with soul
BY Zoe Phoon The inaugural Seoul Biennale 2017, or Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2017, to be held in the South Korean capital from September to November, is an event not to be missed. Why? According to Alejandro Zaera-Polo, a co-director of Seoul Biennale 2017 and a professor... Read more
How droneports can be train stations
Student Saul Ajuria Fernandez for his master’s degree project at the University of Alcala in Spain has envisioned the Urban Droneport as an essential civic building of the future, according to architecture website ArchDaily. Located in what Ajuria has identified as a “disused urban vacuum” in the Spanish capital,... Read more