Asia-Pacific

December 2, 2005, 2pm PST
Mazda is recommending employees walk rather than drive to work.
New York Times, AP.
December 1, 2005, 2pm PST
Joshua Muldavin writes that the massive chemical contamination of China's Songhua River is but a symptom of an unsustainable global economy in which rural areas bear the environmental costs of global industrialization and consumption.
November 23, 2005, 1pm PST
Is Melbourne experiencing a populist revolt against the city's smart growth Melbourne 2030 development plan?
The Australian
November 3, 2005, 12pm PST
Millions of rural Chinese have moved to the largest cities, seeking jobs, but without formal access or rights to services. Chinese officials are concerned that the unequal treatment of urban and rural residents may lead to social instability.
BBC News
November 3, 2005, 7am PST
Bob Day, president of the Australian Housing Industry Association, challenges the idea that sprawl is bad, and suggests that policies that promote urban density are the foundation of the country's housing affordability crisis.
Housing Industry Association Ltd. (Australia)
October 26, 2005, 11am PDT
Political leaders in China are hard at work devising incentives to make local leaders more environmentally conscious with development projects.
The Economist
October 25, 2005, 1pm PDT
Residents in a suburb north of Melbourne are still waiting for a promised transit extension.
The Age
October 21, 2005, 6am PDT
The impact of China's industrial growth on its own lands, waters and peoples has been recognized; now we are seeing its effects on the rest of the world.
The Independent (UK)
October 8, 2005, 1pm PDT
Chinese government officials are developing the the '11th Five-Year Plan' to redirect policy from growth for growth's sake to a more sustainable model that would emphasize an 'all-around well-off society'.
Environmental News Network
September 28, 2005, 3pm PDT
The village of Huangbaiyu will be part of an innovative joint U.S.-China development project to create an ecologically-balanced area. Could this be a model for China's new urbanism?
Newsweek
September 20, 2005, 5am PDT
An opinion columnist argues that smart growth techniques will only hurt Sydney in the long run, turning it into a 'rat's nest.'
The Sydney Morning Herald
September 18, 2005, 11am PDT
An editorial lists all of the ways that the Australian government failed in not implementing the strategy in two Sydney neighborhoods.
The Sydney Morning Herald
September 13, 2005, 1pm PDT
One of Tokyo's most famous examples of 'pod living' is on the chopping block for demolition.
The Independent
June 6, 2005, 12pm PDT
Having already made "tremendous achievements" in energy efficiency, the country with the world's second largest economy, is embarking on a new phase.
The New York Times
May 26, 2005, 1pm PDT
Efforts to rebuild village of Meulaboh, devestated in the Tsunami, get help from Phoenix developers.
The Arizona Republic
February 1, 2005, 2pm PST
With increasing car use in India and China will come a surge in their need for oil. The potential volatility from such aggressive oil politics could bring China and India into conflict with Western, Japanese and other regional interests.
In These Times
January 30, 2005, 5am PST
'To just right things would probably take a generation using all the government clout and political will available.'
ABS-CBN Interactive
January 26, 2005, 6am PST
Architects, planners, and environmentalists assista a community to recover from the devastating impact of the Asian tsunami.
Nature
January 12, 2005, 7am PST
Architects and planners are eager to help tsunami victims rebuild. But Western solutions are not always the best.
The Guardian Unlimited
January 6, 2005, 5am PST
APA Senior Research Associate James Schwab discusses lessons to be learned and explores what we already know about tsunamis from prior research.
American Planning Association