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Watch what happens when a visionary mayor, Jaime Lerner (now retired), sets about transforming the city of Curitiba, Brazil, into a model of sustainable development and urban planning. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRD3l3rlMpo?rel=0&w=600&h=450]
The design proposal for the Armenian Street facelift is on display at the George Town World Heritage Inc office until today. Why do they have this itch to pave every open space with concrete, tar and tiling -...
Another massive land reclamation project has received approval in principle from the Penang state government. This time it is Eastern and Oriental (E&O) Bhd's plan to reclaim an additional 740 acres in Tanjong Tokong under Phase 2 of the...
Gurney Drive, a major landmark in Penang, will be significantly changed with the Seri Tanjung Pinang Phase 2 project undertaken by E & O. http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=124984 This morning I attended the public consultation attended by a few hundred people at the Straits...
A rifle club and a scouts' campsite are incompatible with the objectives of a real botanic garden, writes environmentalist Dr Leong Yueh Kwong. As a former scout myself, I have fond memories of camping (but never at the Botanic...