Singapore seeks measures for smart city building World

Singapore seeks measures for smart city building

Singapore needs to continue finding “innovative and sustainable ways” to improve its urban design, given its space constraints and competing needs for residences, industries, leisure, and amenities, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said on October 2.
Pending projects need stronger action Society

Pending projects need stronger action

Hundreds of urban design projects in Hanoi have been put on the shelf for years, forcing many people whose homes would eventually disappear to live in misery.
Society

Son Tra Peninsula design wins American architecture prize

Son Tra Peninsula Strategic Vision Plan, which was designed by the US's Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), has been awarded the excellence prize from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the city's construction department announced on July 4.
Politics

VN’s Government recognises urban challenges

Vietnam’s urban areas are facing many challenges such as rapid population growth, a widening gap between the rich and the poor, environmental pollution and climate change, said Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai. 
Society

Matchbox houses mushroom in HCM City

Very narrow houses being built in increasing numbers in HCM City , especially along new highways and roads, will spoil the city’s appearance, experts say.