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Phileas is a new concept of sustainable urban transport, used as a backbone for urban redevelopment.This new form of public transport has been developed to become the axis of redeveloping the west corridor of the city of Eindhoven. It links Eindhoven central station and Eindhoven airport. It is supposed to provide an alternative for the car. Based on an international comparison and a feasible study, the potential of this new system was indicated, depending on the right set of supporting conditions. Multiple land use are projected along this corridor. A series of new developments and restructuring projects have been planning along this corridor, including revitalisation of station area...
Oslo is embarking its most adventurous harbour renewal project ever, as a string of waterfront properties in the heart of the city are put up for sale and rezoned for urban development. The aim is to reconnect the city with the sea, providing residents and visitors alike with a unique and sustainable quality of life.
Fulfilling the vision of Oslo as the Fjord City will help meet the city's need for more housing, business, recreation and cultural space, as well as improving concentrating Oslo’s commercial ports.
The total Fjord City area comprises 225 hectares, from Frognerstranda in the west to Ormsund in the southeast. Sale of these prime waterfront properties...
One tool for the enhancement of retail trade in urban areas can be the organised co-operation of local trade units. When shops, restaurants, cafés, galleries go together for a common marketing, for better-looking public places, for better accessibility, for stronger and convincing reputation, than it is good not only for the trade, but also for the whole area, for the whole city. The co-operation among trade units has two main institutionalised forms: the shopping street-type organizations and the BIDs (Business Improvement Area).
The Lenhossek Park gave new impetus to the development and rehabilitation works of the area. When opening the one-hectare park (once place for ten parcels with very deteriorated buildings), Gabor Demszky, mayor of Budapest emphasized that similar programs generate positive trends in Budapest. Ferenc Gegesy, mayor of IX. District emphasized that the investment is a good example for the co-operation among the districts and the Municipality: two thirds of the costs were paid by Budapest Municipality, and only half of it will have to be paid back – without bank rate. As he said, the costs of demolishment and construction were 140 million Hungarian Forints (about 560 000 Euros), while...
Békásmegyer Housing Estate was built in the 1970s and 1980s. It has excellent public transport connection with the city centre, and has very good climatic environment (Buda Mountains, Danube riverside).
Still, strong signs of slumming have emerged. One of the first steps for the renewal of the housing estate will be at the centre of the housing estate: the renewal of the market place and its surroundings. New market hall, office buildings are planned. Great emphasise is laid on the forming of public places: a new square will be created with little green patches and with spacious area for café terraces, for events, festivals etc.
The rehabilitation program for Middle Ferencváros (Budapest, IX. District) began at the bloks next to the Great Boulevard (Nagykörút), and progressed towards the Haller street - just along Tompa Street.
The first way for rehabilitation was to renovate the residential buildings owned by the Local Government. The second way was to develop infrastructure, to build or renovate public places, green patches and parks. The third way was to sell out the parcels became clear after the demolition of old, deteriorated buildings, which were inadequate for renovation. On these parcels residential, commercial, tourist, cultural and other kind of new establishments were...
Brown fields along the river Danube are gaining new functions. Examples for this: Gasworks at Óbuda , “Marina Coast” residential aria at former industrial site, new building of National Theatre and the Palace of the Arts at the site of former railway station etc. One of the most important aims of Budapest is to make the inner city watersides easily accessible, attractive and pleasant for pedestrians. The extension of tramlines (along the Buda riverside). The renewal of the “Ybl Bazaar” and the storehouses at the riversides have also important rule.
APOLLO theatre is found in the centre of the city facing George 'A square. It's surface is about 1.592 m2. It was built in 1871 by the famous architect Ernest Chiller and is the city's main cultural events centre until now. The building is declared perceivable. In order for it to correspond to the city's needs in the framework of "Cultural Capital of Europe- 2006" this project suggests some direct interventions to the infrastructures of the building (turning scene, floor, dumpers, trap-doors e.t.c.)
The farm of organic grower Dr. P. Panagopoulos is 13.4 acre wide, contains orange and lemon trees aged 15-70 years old, lies in the fields of Aigialia of the prefecture og Achaia and uses three races of geese. The number of geese during the year varies from 300 to 800. Today, many growers such as P. Panagopoul_s avoid costly farming machines or biological methods for combating weeds and are seeking alternative methods, fully aware that the existence of weeds, up to the point of an economic threshold, may be tolerated without significantly reducing the yield and quality of the production. Weed control constitutes a serious problem and a substantial expense for many growers. The lack...