Archive for September 2010

Beirut’s Real Estate Boom and Its Heritage Buildings: Tragedy, Development or Both?

The Financial Times article “Property boom raises fears for Beirut heritage” points up the struggle going on in developing country cities all over the world. In the absence of a strategy to leverage heritage buildings into value for the city, residents and also developers, often these buildings […]

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Initial Public Offering for India’s Experimental New Urbanism Settlement

It’s fascinating to see that India’s Lavasa project is planning to raise up to 20 billion rupees (or $425 million) in equity on the Indian stock market in an initial public offering (India’s Lavasa to file papers for $425 mln IPO – Reuters) out of a total […]

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Amplifying Innovation in Our Cities Ourselves: A Review on Two Urban Exhibits in NYC

In cities everywhere, our own New York City included, communities are developing a myriad of ways to live together resourcefully and comfortably. These innovative mindsets in sustainable urban living are undoubtedly necessary to ensure the recovery and continuation of human society on Earth; as William Gibson said, “The future is here. […]

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McKinsey Quarterly Highlights BOP Market Potential

Not for the first time has McKinsey or other major strategy consulting firm emphasized the potential in BOP markets in developing countries. The numbers cited in Early consumer product winners in the developing world could score lasting gains are compelling on their own. Add a little urban […]

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