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03 Sep 2015, Vancouver, Canada
About 50 projects are under development along Vancouver’s now-49 miles of rapid-transit rail lines, representing more than C$15 billion ($11.4 billion) of development costs, according to officials at TransLink. Read more.
25 Aug 2015, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
A new waterfront city is being built in Sharjah at the cost of around $5 billion that will accommodate 200,000 people in over 200 towers upon completion of 10 natural islands, which will be connected by bridges and canals. Read more.
17 Aug 2015, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
The total floor area of projects approved by Abu Dhabi’s Urban Planning Council more than tripled in the second quarter of 2015 with the amount of land under development on course to be significantly higher in 2015 compared to 2014. Read more.
14 Aug 2015, Lagos, Nigeria
The government of the state of Lagos – Nigeria’s former capital – has announced its intentions to build a new city that will become the new financial center of Nigeria, and perhaps West Africa. Read more.
12 Aug 2015, Manchester, United Kingdom
A developer has completed planning applications for the final phases of its $2 billion redevelopment of the St. John’s neighborhood in Manchester. The new neighborhood will be made up of a cluster of mixed-use buildings of varying height. Read more.
21 Jul 2015, Edmonton, Canada
Almost two years after the City Centre Airport closed, developers appear to be following through on their promise to build taller towers around downtown Edmonton as height restrictions that once protected flight paths have been removed. Read more.
15 Jul 2015, Delhi, India
The Union Ministry for Urban Development approved a transit oriented development (TOD) policy for Delhi on July 14, paving the way for the construction of high-rise buildings along the Delhi Metro corridor. Read more.
24 Jun 2015, Hanoi, Vietnam
High-rise buildings and apartments are beginning to crowd small alleyways and residential areas in Hanoi, and as a result, investors are putting immense pressures on already weak infrastructure systems. Read more.
19 Jun 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka
The government of Sri Lanka said June 18 that it would consider letting the suspended, $1.5 billion Port City project in Colombo continue development if it gets the appropriate environmental clearances. Read more.
17 Jun 2015, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) on June 16 unveiled its new master plan for Al Reem Island, which will have 10,000 hotel rooms, 11 schools, light rail transit, and will house 210,000 residents upon completion. Read more.
11 Jun 2015, Zapopan, Mexico
Catalan architect Carme Pinós returns to Zapopan, where she completed Torre Cube in 2006, with Torre Cube II. Both buildings attempt to redefine the traditional office typology in Mexico through innovative design. Read more.
04 Jun 2015, Paris, France
A 2010 change to the city planning law is beginning to remake Paris's architectural profile, at least in its outlying arrondissements, where height restrictions once kept new buildings below 37 meters. Read more.
28 May 2015, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
A UAE-based design firm has won a competition to craft a new master plan for Mecca, Saudi Arabia – the holiest city in the world for Muslims. Engineering consultants Buro Happold also worked to develop the master plan. Read more.
27 May 2015, Delhi, India
Nearly 2.5 million new homes may be constructed within the National Capital Region over the next few years following the adoption of land-pooling policies that favor 15- to 30-story high-rise developments. Read more.
15 May 2015, London, United Kingdom
The Mayor of London has rejected calls by London Assembly members for a new body to assess the design quality and viability of dozens of new skyscrapers. Instead, the city will continue using the Mayor's London Plan document. Read more.
23 Apr 2015, Vancouver, Canada
City council will not approve plans to add two commercial and residential high-rise towers until Park Royal delivers on commitments on a traffic reduction plan and a decrease in building height. Read more.
21 Apr 2015, Shenzhen, China
Plans to turn part of Shenzhen's Qianhai special economic zone (SEZ) into the Pearl River Delta's version of Manhattan are being overshadowed by a battle between urban planners and aviation authorities over building heights. Read more.
01 Apr 2015, Vancouver, Canada
Many shopping malls in the Metro Vancouver area with convenient transit access are hard at work on plans to build residential and office towers on land that currently accommodates surface parking lots. Read more.
25 Mar 2015, Wuhan, China
A UK-headquartered architect has completed a commission by the city to plan a dense urban area in the Qingshan Riverside District. The master plan would make use of the riverside location by creating a new iconic skyline. Read more.
23 Mar 2015, King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia
The Saudi government says it will build a brand-new city, dubbed Kingdom Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), on its western coast. The city would be the size of Washington, DC and cost about $100 billion. Read more.
16 Mar 2015, Cairo, Egypt
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill says Egypt’s new $45 billion capital city will be designed and built to meet the needs of a modern city with a burgeoning economy. The new city will alleviate pressure on Greater Cairo’s struggling infrastructure. Read more.
26 Feb 2015, Melbourne, Australia
Even with a considerable reduction in height and apartment yield, 334-344 City Road has found no favor in a report to the Future Melbourne Committee, which was tabled earlier in February. Read more.
20 Feb 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka
The Chinese-funded, $1.5 billion Port City development in Colombo, Sri Lanka is in doubt once more after the prime minister said that the deal was signed without cabinet approval and without following procedures. Read more.
12 Feb 2015, Mumbai, India
In a move that could change Mumbai’s skyline drastically, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has proposed to simplify the procedures involved in constructing high-rise buildings. Read more.
29 Jan 2015, Minneapolis, United States
On January 24, the Minneapolis Planning Department rejected a bid by developer Alex Duval to build an 80-story tower — taller than any other building in Minnesota — on the city-owned Nicollet Hotel Block. Read more.
29 Jan 2015, Vancouver, Canada
The Vancouver City Council’s development process took a hit on January 27 from a B.C. Supreme Court judge, who canceled two development permits and ordered a new public hearing for a controversial 36-story condo tower. Read more.
28 Jan 2015, Melbourne, Australia
Proponents of a Haig Street development have gone back to planning in order to gain an additional eight floors of residential space for the high-rise project. Despite the added floors, overall apartment numbers will be reduced. Read more.
11 Dec 2014, London, United Kingdom
The 4.9 million-square-foot (455,000-square-meter) Wood Wharf scheme has been approved by the Mayor of London and will see Canary Wharf extended to the east with the addition of 30 new buildings. Read more.
08 Dec 2014, Moscow, Russia
Marat Khusnullin, Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Urban Policy and Construction, said that the construction around Moscow’s International Business Center, Moscow-City, is wrapping up, and that the complex is set to be fully completed by 2018. Read more.
03 Dec 2014, Melbourne, Australia
The super-thin tower at 338 Queen Street, set to rise from a tiny, 288-square-meter site, has been knocked back by the State of Victoria's planning adjudicator, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT). Read more.