Tag Archives: New Urban Precincts

New Urban Precincts VI – one-north, Singapore

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When it comes to large-scale new precinct planning and development, leave it to the Singaporeans to get the job done. I’ve been in Singapore almost two weeks now and I thought I’d get on with the NUP series. While I … Continue reading

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New Urban Precincts V – Penn Quarter, Washington D.C.

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About a month ago, I hopped over to D.C. with a friend to witness a once a year event  – cherry blossom season. Incidentally, 2012 also marked the centennial of the Japanese Government’s gift of 3000 cherry trees to the … Continue reading

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New Urban Precincts IV – HafenCity, Hamburg

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Hamburg is a very old friend of mine.  I love the city and it’s probably the only other city in Europe I could see myself living in (besides London).  A large part of it is because it’s a port city, … Continue reading

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New Urban Precincts III – Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York

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Ok, clearly I’m taking a little creative liberty with the description “New.”   Williamsburg is hardly a “New Urban Precinct.”  It’s been gentrifying for some time now. In fact, it is often used as a textbook case of gentrification in … Continue reading

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New Urban Precincts II – Moganshan Art District, Shanghai (上海莫干山艺术区)

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I was in Shanghai visiting my brother and sister-in-law last Summer and I stayed with them in a delightful (but very badly restored) traditional courtyard property.  Each time I go to Shanghai, I am amazed and disillusioned in equal part … Continue reading

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New Urban Precincts I – Deptford, SE London

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I’m fascinated by gentrification and by the creation of new urban and creative precincts through the rejuvenation of historical or post-industrial spaces. In this next series of posts, I will present photo-journals of at least half a dozen of these … Continue reading

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