Asia-Pacific

The new record for skyscrapers built in a year brakes the record set by the previous year. The record is expected to be set again next year.
Jan 24, 2016   Dezeen
Japan is typically associated with strong disaster preparedness plans, but the devastation following the March tsunami highlights some of the nation's shortcomings in adapting and reacting, according to this piece from <em>Citiwire</em>.
Jun 19, 2011   Citiwire
A small community in tsunami-ravaged Japan considers a plan to move the entire village farther above sea level.
Jun 11, 2011   MSNBC
Panasonic and a group of companies are planning on building a new demonstration "smart town" in Kanagawa Prefecture on a site the tsunami destroyed.
Jun 6, 2011   Popular Science
A consultant has recommended to UNESCO that they reject a proposal to include 19 buildings designed by French architect Le Corbusier on their list of world heritage sites.
Jun 3, 2011   Daily Yomiyuri Online
South Korea is emerging as a new center of Asian mega development. With a variety of large-scale and small-scale projects, the country is taking a specific interest in sustainable development.
Jun 2, 2011   The Architect's Newspaper
After decades in development, Japan is ready to begin construction on their first commercial maglev train, which will eventually run between Tokyo and Osaka at speeds of up to 313 miles per hour.
May 31, 2011   Environment Service News
The city of Wellington, an emerging center for filmmaking in New Zealand, is considering a plans to build a hillside sign with the word "Wellywood" -- an homage to the famous "Hollywood" sign. Hollywood is not flattered.
May 27, 2011   Los Angeles Times
A look at the pedestrian scramble in the Shibuya District of Tokyo, Japan.
May 23, 2011   LA Times
This video from <em>VBS</em> follows photographer Donald Weber into the exclusion zone around the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, where he documents the aftermath of the evacuation.
Apr 23, 2011   VBS
Kazakhstan built a new capital city in 1997 in far-off Astana. This piece from <em>The New Yorker</em> takes a tour of the city, and finds a unique architectural development underway, but a city still in its early years of formation.
Apr 22, 2011   The New Yorker